Already in 2010 Marcel The Shell With Shoes On saw the light of day in a stop-motion short film on YouTube (you can find the clip at the bottom of the article). Now, over a decade later, the cute little shell with shoes makes the leap to the big screen. And the first trailer for “ Marcel The Shell With Shoes On ” has already taken the hearts of the FILMSTARTS editorial staff by storm with its absurd-melancholic humor and the equally unusual and cute title hero.
In his cinema adventure, a documentary filmmaker also gives us an insight into the everyday life of the lovable mussel boy Marcel (original voice: Jenny Slate ), who lives with his grandmother ( Isabella Rossellini ) for the day, but soon wonders what actually is with the rest of his family. And so he finally embarks on a great adventure to find his relatives and thus fill the hole in his heart…
The theatrical version of «Marcel The Shell With Shoes On» is the work of the same team that made the short film (and its two sequels) so delightful. In addition to director and co-author Dean Fleischer-Camp , this is above all actress and comedian Jenny Slate, who co-wrote the screenplay and who brings the eponymous mollusc to life with her voice in such an incredibly engaging way.
The next highlight of A24?
Actually, it’s not too much of a surprise which studio took on little Marcel to bring him to the big screen. The film company A24 currently stands like no other for creatively implemented original material. In a market flooded with franchises, sequels and remakes, the studio has given us such exceptional works as » Hereditary «, » The Lighthouse » or » The Green Knight » in recent years. And with the multiverse hit “ Everything Everywhere All At Once ” (theatrical release: April 28, 2022), the next highlight is already in the starting blocks.
The FILMSTARTS review of «Everything Everywhere All At Once»
And it already looks as if «Marcel The Shell With Shoes On» will seamlessly join this ranks of A24 film pearls. In any case, all the reviews recorded so far on the Rotten Tomatoes review site are already positive (even if there are «only» nine of them at the moment). In any case, we can hardly wait to go family-hunting with the cuddly shell. Unfortunately, there is still no information about a release in Germany — but hopefully this will change soon. Marcel The Shell With Shoes On opens in US cinemas on June 24, 2022.