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

  1. AdamSep 4, 20106:40 pm

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


    Rebecca Forser /

    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 /

    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 /

    “We won’t fight unless provoked”

  2. Coco+KelleySep 4, 20106:47 pm

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


  3. a perfect graySep 4, 20106:54 pm



  4. StephanieSep 4, 20106:58 pm

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


  5. alex sundaySep 4, 20107:26 pm

    too sweet. just what i needed this morning.


  6. kay*Sep 4, 20108:42 pm

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


  7. Julie-AnnSep 4, 20108:45 pm

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


  8. ErinSep 4, 20109:37 pm

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


  9. kimSep 4, 20109:44 pm

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


  10. ElizabethSep 5, 20103:23 am

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


  11. chrispitoSep 5, 20104:54 am

    cutey cute cute!


  12. LenaSep 5, 20105:35 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.


  13. DanSep 5, 201010:26 am

    This is just beyond special.


  14. misaSep 5, 201011:06 am

    love! <3 <3 <3 !!!


  15. KathleenSep 5, 201011:15 am

    You’re so right. Best thing ever.


  16. BenitaSep 5, 201011:37 am

    That’s too cute and funny :)


  17. susanSep 5, 20102:54 pm

    wish i could hang glide on a dorito!


  18. paigeSep 5, 20103:27 pm

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


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  20. MelanieSep 5, 201011:01 pm

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


  21. NicoleSep 6, 20106:55 pm

    hilarious and adorable :)


  22. GaelleSep 6, 20107:10 pm

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


  23. bowbSep 6, 20108:44 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.


  24. jacobSep 6, 201011:44 pm

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

    OMG hilarious. thanks!


  25. Ragnhild JordtveitSep 7, 20106:56 am

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


  26. AmySep 7, 201012:30 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!!! :)


  27. MichelleSep 7, 20101:01 pm

    hilarious! thank you for bringing this into my life.


  28. DanSep 7, 20104:09 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.


  29. Anna at D16Sep 7, 20104:12 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


  30. mariSep 7, 20105:49 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.


  31. Yes.


  32. JuliabSep 9, 20104:52 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.


  33. Vicki @ Piccolo Takes AllSep 9, 20102:50 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.


  34. Grumble GirlSep 23, 20108:36 pm

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


  35. AshleyOct 15, 201011:05 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


  36. KalliOct 31, 201011:23 am

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


  37. highschoolerNov 6, 201012:17 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 (:


  38. MiyeshaDec 13, 201010:14 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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