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  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is a stop-motion animated film in which Marcel, an anthropomorphic shell, is interviewed.  The film is done in a faux documentary style.  Writer/director Dean Fleischer-Camp and writer/actress Jenny Slate draw the viewer into the story of Marcel by utilizing camera angles at a small snail's level and by using a voice for Marcel that is different from a "normal" human voice.


    an·thro·po·mor·phic adjective \ˌan(t)-thrə-pə-ˈmȯr-fik\
    : described or thought of as being like human beings in appearance, behavior, etc.
    : considering animals, objects, etc., as having human qualities

    faux adjective \ˈfō\ -genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"

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