Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

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Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp
Produced by Dean Fleischer-Camp
Written by Jenny Slate
Dean Fleischer-Camp
Starring Jenny Slate
Release date(s)
  • August 16, 2010 (2010-08-16) (Online)
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Running time 3 minutes 20 seconds
Country United States
Language English

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is a stop motion animated short film about Marcel, an anthropomorphic shell. It is a collaboration between writer/director Dean Fleischer-Camp and writer/actress Jenny Slate.

The film premiered theatrically at AFI FEST 2010 where it was awarded Best Animated Short [2] and was an official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. It won the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the New York International Children's Film Festival.

Format[edit]

The concept of the film is that Marcel is being interviewed in his home by a documentary filmmaker. Responding to off-camera questions, Marcel speaks about his activities, hobbies, hopes, and disappointments. The film is edited to resemble rough cut footage.

Sequel[edit]

A sequel, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Two, was posted to YouTube on 14 November 2011.

Characters[edit]

  • Marcel - a friendly shell.
  • Documentarian - An anonymous filmmaker, heard interjecting occasionally to prompt Marcel. According to Marcel, "the community" has given him the nickname "Windy".

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