Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
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.
“Rossellini effortlessly keeps [it] intact with intelligence, beautifully controlled phrasing and a soft, melodious warmth that feels like a tender caress.” – The New York Times
“Pack a hankie. But don’t miss this strange, special little film.” – Variety
“An animated film like no other I can recall.” – Slate
“Valuable; big; loud; colorful.” – Vanity Fair