Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

My daughter Katie sent me the link to this seriously fantastic animated, stop motion short called Marcel the Shell With Shoes On.   It’s the 2010  the collaborative effort Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate. This brilliant documentary-style short is about Marcel, an anthropomorphic child-like shell character whose biggest regret is not having a dog.   I loved Marcel, and I loved the creative spirit these two writers/film-makers demonstrated in making a film with so much content and so little hype. But don’t just take my word for it.  It was an official Sundance Film Festival pick!

I can’t wait to see Jenny Slate’s  children’s book version with the same character to be released in November of this year.