A year ago, an adorable little video titled Marcel the Shell, written by Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp (voiced by Jenny and directed by Dean) was posted online and became a bit of a sensation. Here's the new follow up, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Two:
And here's the original, if you missed it:
While writing this, I found numerous spinoff videos by people doing their own Marcels, talking about Marcel, and writing songs for Marcel. Now Marcel has a book out (okay, a book about Marcel, written by Jenny and Dean). Television and news broadcasts picked up on the sensation. A television show may even be in the works. And EW.com and Time have both done stories on him (along with other media outlets). I find it fascinating that what began as a simple little video posted online has become such a sensation.
Still, I can see why. Marcel is seriously cute!