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Marcel the Shell With Shoes On.

My sister Sarah sent me this little animated short, and I’m so glad she did, because it’s kind of the best thing ever. I love Marcel. I’m going to mark this post in the “four legs” category, even though Marcel only has two legs. Actually, he might not have any. It’s possible that he only has shoes. Which is all right with me.

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp
Marcel is voiced (untreated & unenhanced) by a genius named Jenny Slate
Written by Jenny Slate + Dean Fleischer-Camp

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  • Reply Adam September 4, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    This is one of the most adorable things I’ve seen!

    • Rebecca Forser November 12, 2010 at 8:11 pm

      My family is split. Two believe Marcel is a girl; 2 that Marcel is a boy. We now play the Marcel game.What does Marcel use for….

      Too wonderful. Thanks.

    • Sharon February 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm

      Ya I thought she was a girl since her shoes are pink.. but Marcel is a boys name so .. who knows.. I thought it was Michelle the Shell lol

    • NJP January 23, 2011 at 6:52 pm

      “We won’t fight unless provoked”

  • Reply Coco+Kelley September 4, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Ummm, I love him and his cute little lint dog too!

  • Reply a perfect gray September 4, 2010 at 6:54 pm


  • Reply Stephanie September 4, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Thank You so much for letting my peepers see that.
    Totally adorable! x

  • Reply alex sunday September 4, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    too sweet. just what i needed this morning.

  • Reply kay* September 4, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    lmao. that’s actually really cute (& funny)! that little lint dog was too cute 🙂

  • Reply Julie-Ann September 4, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    My boss sent me this in Thursday and I have watched it approximately 34 times. I just adore Marcel!

  • Reply Erin September 4, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Oh my! That is all kinds of adorable!!!

  • Reply kim September 4, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    guess what i use for a pen? a pen… but it takes the whole family. this just made my day/week/month!

  • Reply Elizabeth September 5, 2010 at 3:23 am

    I’m pretty sure that everyone needs a little Marcel in their life. I sorta want to invite him over for salad.

  • Reply chrispito September 5, 2010 at 4:54 am

    cutey cute cute!

  • Reply Lena September 5, 2010 at 5:35 am

    I kind of want to gen manipulate a tiny, itty bitty little dog for Marcel, and I am normally against the gen manipulation of animals….
    He is just too adorable.

  • Reply Dan September 5, 2010 at 10:26 am

    This is just beyond special.

  • Reply misa September 5, 2010 at 11:06 am

    love! <3 <3 <3 !!!

  • Reply Kathleen September 5, 2010 at 11:15 am

    You’re so right. Best thing ever.

  • Reply Benita September 5, 2010 at 11:37 am

    That’s too cute and funny 🙂

  • Reply susan September 5, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    wish i could hang glide on a dorito!

  • Reply paige September 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    “We won’t fight unless provoked”
    That is too cute 🙂

  • Reply Debra September 5, 2010 at 8:23 pm


  • Reply Melanie September 5, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Cute! I don’t usually have much patience for videos, but I’m glad I watched that; so sweet.

  • Reply Nicole September 6, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    hilarious and adorable 🙂

  • Reply Gaelle September 6, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    This is so cute! I’m glad you introduced us to Marcel!

  • Reply bowb September 6, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    supercute! i showed it to my kid, who hit “replay” as soon as it was over, and then went off and drew it: , and then watched it again.

  • Reply jacob September 6, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    sometimes i say “omg” when things like this make my day.

    OMG hilarious. thanks!

  • Reply Ragnhild Jordtveit September 7, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Oh, this is just adorable! The sweetest shell ever.

  • Reply Amy September 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I had this sent to me by a freind last week and just about DIED laughing. I adore it. I want a little shell with shoes on!!! 🙂

  • Reply Michelle September 7, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    hilarious! thank you for bringing this into my life.

  • Reply Dan September 7, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Okay, I KNOW I already commented, but this has become a problem. I’ve shared this video and watched it so many times the last few days that I think Marcel is providing the voice of my conscience. ob-sessed. Jenny might just bring me back to SNL.

  • Reply Anna at D16 September 7, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I was just saying to Evan that I’m of the mind that watching Marcel should be a regular part of one’s daily routine:

    – take shower
    – brush teeth
    – watch Marcel
    – walk dogs

  • Reply mari September 7, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    OH. MY. GOD.

    this is way too cute/sweet for me. i don’t even know how to handle extreme amounts of adorableness like this.

  • Reply Jessica (Goodbye, Small Heart) September 8, 2010 at 3:58 pm


  • Reply Juliab September 9, 2010 at 4:52 am

    My kids thought this was hilarious and had to watch it three times. They were in fits of giggles, although I had to explain what a lentil was!! Alan the lint dog reminded me of the bit of sock fluff they found floating in the bath and decided to adopt and call it Dot.

  • Reply Vicki @ Piccolo Takes All September 9, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Each time I got to the part where she’s walking her lint dog, Moxie (my non-lint dog), lifted her head from her slumber. Very cute.

  • Reply Grumble Girl September 23, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Okay, I think that’s one of the best things I’ve seen in a long, long time… hee!!

  • Reply Ashley October 15, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I gotta tell ya, that was life-changingly cute. I’ve favorited it so that when I’m having a bad day, I can just watch Marcel the Shell. lol

  • Reply Kalli October 31, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Wow, such a cute little shell. I wish she was my best friend.

  • Reply highschooler November 6, 2010 at 12:17 am

    zomgzomgzomgzomgg. amazing, and lets just say everyone in a certain school is obsessed with this video and we watch it in our classes. thank you to the directors and everyone who made this video (:

  • Reply Miyesha December 13, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Omg he is so cute and this video is so funny i watched it in art class the other day and it made me die of laughter.

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