There’s no doubt in my mind that Marcel The Shell With Shoes On is the best stop-motion animation video I’ve ever seen. If you’re not familiar with this Youtube sensation, I won’t even bother to explain – just do yourself a favor and watch the film (above)!
Now, I’ve been itching to announce for awhile now that Marcel will star in his own picture book, the first from YA imprint Razorbill. When Marcel made a video guest appearance at work, to talk about how excited he was to be part of the Penguin family, we couldn’t be more excited for him (and his creators, Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp).
How will Marcel The Shell translate to a picture book? I initially pictured it as a photographic Chronicle-style gift book, but turns out, the images will be traditional oil paintings instead. Now… who is the artist going to be, I wonder?? And if you’re worried about this style of humor losing its touch without Jenny Slate’s hilarious voice, don’t be. The press release assures us that there will be an interactive audio version to add the voice of Marcel to the reading experience.
Can’t wait for November 1 to see Marcel pulling his lint “dog” around by a hair!
“Sometimes people say that my head is too big for my body, and then I say, ‘Compared to WHAT?'”