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About a year ago, this video happened, and unto us a new arsenal of quotes was born:
“Well, you know what they say: Lint is a shell’s best friend.” If I ever get a dog, I’m naming him Alan.
Recently, Jezebel did a super cute interview with co-creators Dean Fleischer-Camp and SNL veteran Jenny Slate, who confirmed a rumor that had been circulating for a while now: There is going to be a Marcel the Shell children’s book. Holy jeez.
Illustrated in photorealistic oil paintings by Amy Lind, the Marcel book promises pearls of wisdom that sometimes kind of remind me of Autowin, to be honest. It has the same sense of sincerity and timing, anyway. I think you’ll like it. You can preview pages on Jezebel or Buzzfeed.
BUT WAIT, there’s more. There’s going to be an audiobook (because let’s be honest, you’ll read it in Marcel’s voice in your head), more children’s books, and a TV show. I will watch the shit out of that. Also, at some point, Marcel is going to sing. According to Jenny, “Marcel is really a good singer, but he doesn’t think he’s a good singer. He he knows that he’s good for his shell but he doesn’t think that he’s good for, like, a person. He makes up a ton of songs.”
The book is available November 1, but you can pre-order it now on Amazon.