Jenny Slate & Dean Fleisher-Camp on "Marcel the Shell"

The tiny shell with shoes and a big heart is transitioning from online sensation to picture book character.   Saturday Night Live Alum Jenny Slate and Director and Animator Dean Fleisher-Camp joined us to talk about their new Marcel book -- Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me.

From wearing a lentil as a hat to hang-gliding on a Dorito, Marcel is able to find magic in the everyday. He may be small, but he knows he has a lot of good qualities. He may not be able to lift anything by himself, but when he needs help, he calls upon his family. He may never be able own a real dog . . . but he has a pretty awesome imagination.

Jenny , the voice of Marcel, is an alum of Saturday Night Live and plays Stella on HBO's Bored to Death. Dean is a writer, director, and animator whose work has screened at film festivals around the world.

For more information on the book, visit the publisher's website.  To watch the animated short, "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On", click here.   You can also visit Marcel the Shell on hisfacebook page.

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