Between 2002 to 2010 Shaun Tan had been working as part of a small team on a short animated film adaptation of his book 'The Lost Thing', produced by Passion Pictures Australia with financing from both Screen Australia and Passion Pictures. The film is 15 minutes long, using CGI with 2D handpainted elements, and was completed in April 2010.
It has just been nominated for the 2011 Academy Awards Best Short Film (Animated) category alongside 'Day & Night' by Teddy Newton, 'The Gruffalo' by Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, 'Let's Pollute' by Geefwee Boedoe and 'Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)' by Bastien Dubois. Although I love 'The Gruffalo' short I hope this wins.
If you like the look of this you should check out some of Shaun Tan's other books. 'Tales From Outer Suburbia', 'The Arrival' and 'Eric' are some of my favourites.