- Feature Animation
A24 reveals the trailer for the upcoming live-action/stop-motion feature, Marcel The Shell With Shoes On.
The whole thing started with this YouTube story back in 2010. Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp, it tells the story of a very particular shell.
Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners.
Watch the Marcel The Shell With Shoes On trailer;
Directed again by Dean Fleischer-Camp, the animation feature has Jenny Slate, Isabella Rossellini, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann and Lesley Stahl in the main roles.
The script was written by Jenny Slate and Nick Paley. Kirsten Lepore (Hi, Stranger) served as animation director for Cinereach Production, with Stephen Chiodo (Cricket, Tim Burton's Vincent) being the supervising animation director -and Edward Chiodo as animation producer.
A24 plans a 24 June release for Marcel The Shell With Shoes On.