Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

USA | 2021 | 89 min | Dean Fleischer-Camp

April 16 - 23, 2022

Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate’s popular short films, stop-motion mockumentaries about an adorable one-eyed, one-inch-tall seashell, get the big-screen treatment as Marcel contends with his sudden internet fame.

“Pack a hankie. But don't miss this strange, special little film.” – Peter Debruge (Variety)

Marcel the Shell is a one-inch-tall internet sensation, both in real life and in the feature-film adaptation of the viral YouTube phenomenon. Documented with the help of director Dean Fleischer-Camp (who plays himself and directed the film), the anthropomorphic snail, voiced oh-so-sweetly once again by Jenny Slate, must navigate his newfound fame in the Hollywood human world while protecting himself and his grandma Connie (voiced by Isabella Rossellini) and their pet lint Alan from unknown dangers. Ups and downs are in store for little Marcel as he interacts with fans, hides from fans, seeks to book the interview of his dreams, and perhaps even finds his long-lost snail family. Created and written in part by Fleischer-Camp and Slate (along with Nick Paley and Elisabeth Holm), the pair brings the charming mollusk back to the big screen with a new, big-hearted adventure.

Megan Leonard

  • Director: Dean Fleischer-Camp
  • Principal Cast: Jenny Slate, Isabella Rossellini, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann, Lesley Stahl
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2021
  • Running Time: 89 min
  • Producer: Dean Fleischer-Camp, Andrew Goldman, Elisabeth Holm, Caroline Kaplan
  • Screenplay: Jenny Slate, Nick Paley, Elisabeth Holm, Dean Fleischer-Cam
  • Cinematographers: Eric Adkins, Bianca Cline
  • Editors: Dean Fleischer-Camp, Nick Paley
  • Music: Disasterpeace
  • Filmography: Fraud (2018)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: A24