- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 20 July 2022, 4:20PM
Before TikTok and Reels, there were viral clips on YouTube in the early 2010s that sent the internet into a frenzy. Salad Fingers was one, Charlie the Unicorn was another, and then there was... Marcel the Shell With Shoes On.
If you're reading this it's because Marcel still holds a special place in your heart. Created by filmmakers Dean Fleischer Camp and Jenny Slate, they're back. This time with a full feature movie by A24, the studio behind iconic movies such as Moonlight, Lady Bird, Ex Machina, Hereditary and more.
The synopsis of the movie sees Dean play himself, a recently single documentary filmmaker who is staying in an Airbnb where he finds a walking, talking, utterly adorable seashell named Marcel (with shoes on, obviously). New character unlocked: Marcel (voiced by Slate) lives with his Nana Connie and pet ball of lint. Dean decides to make a doco about his interactions with Marcel, and then much like irl, the short films eventually go viral.
And if the reviews are anything to go by, we are in for a treat. One commenter on YouTube said, "I honestly cannot believe a 2-minute trailer of a stop motion shell with little shoes and jiggly eyes could make me completely bawl my eyes out the way it just did. I am so gonna watch this film."
While another wrote, "I can’t believe we’re getting a Marcel movie after all these f**king years! It’s like a fever dream. Movie of the summer right here!"
And the coolest thing about it is that they don't use CGI. A24 have stuck with stop-motion like that of the original short film, blended with live-action to really bring back that nostalgia we all fell in love with.
There's been no word on if the movie is hitting our shores but once we find a place to watch it we will let you know asap.
It's Marcel's world and we're all just living in it. Watch the trailer below and try not to cry!
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