If you’re itching to watch A24’s Marcel the Shell With Shoes On but can’t wait until its general release on June 24th, today might be your lucky day.
It’s been over ten years since our favorite stop-motion shell came along and stole our hearts. Directed by Dean Flesicher-Camp and co-written and voiced by Jenny Slate, Marcel the Shell With Shoes On the short film follows a little troublemaking shell named Marcel, and now has over 32 million views on YouTube.
Piggybacking off of Marcel’s success, Fleischer-Camp and Slate decided to give the guy his very own feature film. Released by A24, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is a mockumentary-style film that follows Marcel searching for his family with the help of a documentarian.
Slate reprises her role as Marcel, and the film also features appearances from Isabella Rossellini, Conan O’Brian, Brian Williams, Nathan Fielder, and others. Marcel has been all the rage since it premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in September 2021, and screened again at SXSW in March 2022.
For fans excited to see the film, A24 is holding special early screenings on June 22nd: Approximately 25 admit-two tickets are available in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. All you have to do is click this link and claim a ticket in your city. (Please note that a ticket does not guarantee seating — seats will be claimed on a first-come-first-serve basis.)
If you miss out on this giveaway, Marcel will make his official big-screen debut in theaters on June 24th. Watch the trailer below.