Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Two: Your Favorite Snail Shell
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On Returns
Quite a few (perhaps too many) of my friends on Facebook went nuts over this one yesterday: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is back.
SNL vet Jenny Slate provides Marcel's voice (apparently with no post-production tweaking), while boyfriend Dean Fleischer-Camp directs. They've leveraged the original Marcel video into over 12 million views, as well as a book deal, an iPhone app, and plenty of film festival exposure.
To be honest, I'm not that into it, but Marcel the Shell is well-presented, and Jenny Slate's voice work is fantastic. The stop-motion snail is shown as puttering around his (human-sized) house, answering questions from an off-camera interviewer. The videos are edited to look like rough cuts.
For me it was funnier the first time, and I should probably start bracing for the inevitable flaming.