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 dates
  • August 16, 2010 (2010-08-16) (Online)
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.


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 their activities, hobbies, hopes, and disappointments. The film is edited to resemble rough cut footage.


A sequel, "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Two", was posted to YouTube on 14 November 2011. The third installation, "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Three", was posted to YouTube on 20 October 2014.


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


  1. ^ "Dean Fleischer-Camp / director / editor". Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "AFI FEST: Audience and Jury Awards announced". Retrieved 2015-11-30. 

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