View our feature on Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp’s Marcel the Shell With Shoes On. Millions of people have fallen in love with Marcel. Now the tiny shell with shoes and a big heart is transitioning from online sensation to classic picture book character, and readers can learn more about this adorable creature and his wonderfully peculiar world.
From wearing a lentil as a hat to hang-gliding on a Dorito, Marcel is able to find magic in the everyday. He may be small, but he knows he has a lot of good qualities. He may not be able to lift anything by himself, but when he needs help, he calls upon his family. He may never be able own a real dog . . . but he has a pretty awesome imagination.
Jenny Slate, the voice of Marcel, is an alum of Saturday Night Live and plays Stella on HBO’s <i>Bored to Death</i>. Dean Fleischer-Camp is a writer, director, and animator whose work has screened at film festivals around the world. They live together in Brooklyn, New York. Watch the video and learn more at: www.deanfleischercamp.com.
Dean Fleischer-Camp is a writer, director, and artist. Jenny Slate is a writer, comedian, and actress. Dean and Jenny created the short film <i>Marcel the Shell with Shoes On</i> in the late summer of 2010. It screened at film festivals all over the world, including Sundance and the New York International Children’s Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury and Audience awards. It subsequently became a viral sensation, garnering over twenty million views on YouTube. Their first picture book, <i>Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me</i>, is a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller. Dean and Jenny live together in Los Angeles, California, with their dogs Reggie and Arthur, and Marcel and his dog Alan.