“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” took the internet by storm in 2010. His adorable voice and meandering stories were charming and, against all logic, somehow relatable. Now an Oscar-nominated movie, Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, delves deeper into his tiny world. Here’s what you need to know.
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On started as a viral short.
Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp and co-written by Jenny Slate, the original Marcel the Shell with Shoes On was uploaded to YouTube in October 2010. Since then, it has been viewed more than 35.5 million times.