Is “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” in Theaters or Streaming?
“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” opens exclusively in theaters Friday, June 17, so the only way to see it opening weekend is in a movie theater. A streaming release date has not yet been set.
A24 is distributing the film and after the distributor’s exclusive output deal with Showtime, agreeing to exclusively air all A24 films on Showtime. This deal includes A24 films that are released until November 1 2022, and will then be available on Showtime — either on-air, on-demand, or online.
A24’s changing distribution decisions (see “Everything Everywhere All At Once’s” theatrical and streaming roll out) could delay “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” VOD and streaming premieres. It’s safe to assume — for now — that “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” will be available to rent around August 1 and eventually stream on Showtime.
Short-film star Marcel the Shell from the viral shorts “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” is embarking on a feature-length journey.
Comedian Jenny Slate, screenwriter Dean Fleischer-Camp and screenwriter Nick Paley reunite to explore more of Marcel’s story. The upcoming A24 film, “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” was developed after two short films of the same name, created by Slate, Fleischer-Camp, Paley, and producer Elisabeth Holm, in 2010.
More than a decade later, the trio has elaborated on Marcel’s backstory in this feature film. The “beloved character” Marcel, voiced by Slate, embarks on a journey to find his missing family. The screenwriting trio maintains Marcel’s quirkiness and friendly demeanor through the highly anticipated stop-motion mockumentary.
But, how exactly can audiences watch Marcel the Shell’s journey?
Who Is in the “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” Cast?
Comedian Jenny Slate has reprised her role as Marcel’s voice. Slate collaborated with Dean Fleischer-Camp on the YouTube short films, and the two reunited with Nick Paley to co-write the feature screenplay; along with Slate, Fleischer-Camp appears in the film, but as himself. Fleischer-Camp is not the only figure to portray themselves in the film, other famous pop-culture figures assist Marcel on his journey, including Lesley Stahl, Conan O’Brien, and Brian Williams. The cast also includes Jessi Klein (“Big Mouth”), Isabella Rossellini (“Death Becomes Her”), Andy Richter (“Conan”), Nathan Fielder (“Nathan For You”), Rosa Salazar (“American Horror Story: Murder House”), Thomas Mann (“Halloween Kills”), and Peter Bonerz.
If you’d like to stream the animated television series Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, you have several options. Streaming services include iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu. Paramount also offers a free trial and subscriptions starting at $4.99 per month. If you’d like to stream the film without ads, you can try Paramount+.
The movie stars Jenny Slate, who was best known for her role as a stand-up comedian in the 2014 comedy “Obvious Child.” The film also stars Jenny Slate as the titular character, who is a tiny shell with one googly eye and a pair of pink shoes. The film also stars Dean (Dean Fleischer-Camp), a documentary filmmaker who rents a studio apartment from a sentient seashell. Throughout the film, fact and fiction blur.
The movie is scheduled for theatrical release on June 24. Once it has completed its theatrical run, it will be released on digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, and Vudu. Netflix also plans to make the movie available for streaming on their own website. As of this writing, there’s no specific date set for its digital release. The movie has a PG-13 rating and runs for about one hour and 30 minutes. According to TMDb, the movie has a 65 user score. Four people have reviewed the movie.
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On isn’t currently available on streaming services, but it’s likely to hit the big screen in June 2022. The movie’s release dates are a little bit off, so it’s best to check for availability in your region before making a decision.