Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Marcel, a tiny one-inch-tall shell, resides with his grandmother Connie, the sole inhabitants of their community after a mysterious exodus. When an unexpected taste of fame presents an opportunity to reunite with his most loved ones, Marcel embarks on a profound and emotional journey to reclaime what he thought was gone forever, leading him to the discovery of a family he never knew existed.

Marcel The Shell with Shoes On is a heartwarming film that transcends age barriers, enchanting audiences with Marcel’s vibrant personality despite his miniature size. Fleischer Camp’s animated mockumentary beautifully underscores the message that the size of our presence doesnt diminish the significance of our community. It’s a poignant reminder that whether we are large or small, support from our community and family is pivotal to our mental well-being.


Premiere Status: Singapore Premiere
Runtime: 90 minutes
Language: English
Rating: PG



About the Director

Dean FLEISCHER CAMP is a celebrated filmmaker, author, and creator of Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. His work includes the acclaimed film Fraud (2018), known for its provocative style. Camp has also directed for major networks like Comedy Central and HBO, and worked with notable brands such as Shopify and Pop Tarts. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, distributed by A24, received a Best Animated Feature Film nomination at the 2023 Academy Awards.

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