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If you haven’t met him yet, you’ve missed one of the most beautiful characters in the history of stop-motion animation. His name Marcel the Shell And was created by him Dean Fleischer-Camp In 2010. His first brief, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On , Introduces us to a little monk crab that sticks out its huge eyes from the depths of her vagina and wears pink tennis shoes during an interview with a documentary film director. The documentary filmmaker never appears on screen and we only hear his voice when he talks to strange characters. Marcel slowly begins to reveal what her life is like and a few questions and answers are enough to win the hearts of the audience. Her voice (by the actress) Jenny Slate ).
The first short premiered AFI Fest Festival on August 16, 2010, where it was recognized with the Best Animated Short Award. It also won jury and audience awards at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. It was uploaded to YouTube’s official Fleischer-Camp channel in October of that year, where it More than 32 million views . On November 14, 2011, the director uploaded the sequel to YouTube, and in October 2014 he posted the third part, all following the same format and gaining 11 and 4 million views, respectively.
Little Marcel reminds us that the key to existence is being able to find magic every day, even if the wind blows against us and the world seems to be a huge and dangerous place.
Now, more than a decade after his first appearance, Marcel is getting his own feature film . Production company A24 The film manages to acquire the character’s rights to the film, which will show Marcel embarking on an adventure to find her lost family. The film took more than six years to create and was shown 2021 Telluride Film Festival Fascinates viewers in September.
Fleischer-Camp posted on her Instagram account: “It simply came to our notice then. It has taken more than 6 years of perseverance and teamwork, but we are here. I can’t be more proud or excited to share this movie with the world, who just need it now, we can’t imagine … “
His words serve as a reminder What kind of project does it take to create : Time, effort, money, patience and strength to move forward when things are not as expected. And in that sense, filmmakers are no different from entrepreneurs, are they? Little Marcel reminds us that the key to existence is being able to find magic every day, even if the wind blows against us and the world seems to be a huge and dangerous place.
In addition to movies, Marcel has two children’s books and it would not be strange to start seeing the character in T-shirts, stuffed animals, cases and cups. It’s just lovely. Shawn Fleischer-Camp has directed other films as well as documentaries Cheating (2016) and the web series David (2016).
Feature film Marcel The Shell With On Released June 24 In the United States
Here you can see the original shorts of 2010 and the trailer of the movie.