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Marcel The Shell With Shoes On first came to life in the form of an animated short in 2010, written by actress Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp.
On the wave of its viral success over the course of three years, Marcel, an anthropomorphic seashell outfitted with one googly eye and a pair of miniature shoes, reappeared in two short film sequels and a children’s book.
It took nearly seven years, but Slate and Fleischer-Camp went ahead with their idea of making a full-length film about the character, a mix of live action and stop-motion animation.
The film’s two co-creators joined the cast and crew to attend the film’s premiere at the Whitby Hotel, in the heart of Manhattan’s uptown area. on Saturday.
Premiere: Jenny Slate, 40, attended Saturday’s premiere of Marcel’s live-action stop-motion animated film version The Shell With Shoes On at the Whitby Hotel in New York City
Slate, 40, showed off her fit figure in a white floral skirt that was paired with a white patterned crop top and a pair of white heels.
She accessorized with a stylish white clutch, dangling earrings and a pair of necklaces.
And on this night she pulled her long raven locks off her face and into a bun.
Lady in white: For the premiere, Slate showed off her toned midriff in a stylish white crop top paired with a white floral skirt
Passion project: Slate plays the voice of Marcel and is also producer and co-writer of the story and screenplay
In the last adventures of Marcel, the With the help of a documentary filmmaker, the half-inch high shell searches for its family.
Slate, who plays the voice of Marcel, co-wrote the coming-of-age mockumentary comedy film with Nick Paley, which is based on a story conceived by both of them, along with Elisabeth Holm and Fleischer-Camp, who also served as director. .
In addition to Slate and Fleischer-Camp, the cast also includes Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann, Isabella Rossellini, Lesley Stahl, Brian Williams, Andy Richter, Nathan Fielder, Jessi Klein and Peter Bonerz.
Gal pals: Slate also shared the spotlight with Good Girls actress Mae Whitman
Youthful: Whitman looked youthful in green shorts with a lime green top and black shoes
Cast and crew: The full-length film follows three animated shorts and a children’s book; pictured are Paul Mezey, Elisabeth Holm, Dean Fleischer, Jenny Slate, Lesley Stahl, Caroline Kaplan, Nick Paley, Guest and Andrew Golman
At one point during the premiere, Slate shared the red carpet spotlight with actress and singer Mae Whitman, who looked youthful in green shorts with a lime green top over an orange shirt and black leather shoes.
Whitman, who made her film debut at age six in the romantic drama film When A Man Loves A Woman (1994), was among the main cast of the comedy-drama series Good Girls for its four-season run that ended last year.
Dean Fleischer-Case, who was married to Slate for about four years, ending in 2016, was also in attendance, wearing black slacks with a white button-down shirt and black slip-on shoes.
Holm, who not only wrote the story but also serves as one of the producers, showed her fashion sense in a multicolored jacket with black pants and white open-toed heels.
Multitasker: Dean Fleischer-Camp, 40, directed the film but also co-wrote the story and screenplay
Creative crew: Nick Paley, who co-wrote the story and screenplay, wore blue and black
Best known for his CBS News coverage, Stahl is one of the journalists who play themselves in the production.
The former White House correspondent opted for black pants and jacket over a colorful floral top.
And as one of the writers, Paley attended the event in a black jacket, navy blue pants and black leather shoes.
The world premiere took place at the Telluride Film Festival in September 2021.
Marcel The Shell With Shoes O will be released in the US on June 24.
The crew: Elisabeth Holm, who helped create the story, wore black with a colorful jacket
Journalists’ Cats: Best known for her decades of reporting in the news, Lesley Stahl is one of several journalists who play themselves in the film