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‘Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio’ Wins Five Trophies Including the Top Prize at the 50th Annie Awards

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio topped the 50th Annie Awards for animation, collecting five prizes including best animation feature, direction (del Toro and Mark Gustafson), character animation, music and production design. “Fuck,” said del Toro as he and Gustafson took the stage to accept the directing award. “I hope to stay with you as peers with […]

‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ Directors Reflect on the Voices Behind Their Animated Visions

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On Nana Connie and Marcel (Isabella Rossellini and Jenny Slate) The birth of the profound and heartwarming 1-inch shell voiced by Jenny Slate was an unusual situation that began years before the movie was made, with a series of animated shorts that Slate wrote with her then-husband, director Dean Fleischer […]

Awards Love for ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ Leaves Jenny Slate “Very Emotional”

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On‘s Oscar nomination for best animated feature was no easy feat: The poignant feature adaptation of the 2010 viral video almost didn’t qualify in the category because of its blend of stop-motion animation and live-action filmmaking, but award classifications were far from the minds of the creatives, according to co-writer […]

From ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ to Wolf in ‘The Bad Guys,’ Animated Feature Contenders Talk Character Design

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix) The proportions of his eponymous stop-motion character are gangly and childlike, in the words of Guillermo del Toro. “They lend themselves to these sort of haphazard rhythms of walking and running that are very endearing. In his apparent simplicity, is a very complex work of design keeping those few elements […]

‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ Qualifies for Oscars’ Animated Feature Race (Exclusive)

The Motion Picture Academy’s short films and feature animation branch executive committee has confirmed that Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood, Marcel the Shell With Shoes On and Eternal Spring are eligible for consideration in the animated feature film category for the 95th Academy Awards. The decision was made after the committee reviewed background […]

Why Seeing ‘Marcel the Shell’ Was an “Out-of-Body” Experience for Star Lesley Stahl

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On — the A24 feature film from Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate based on their viral hit starring an animated mollusk with one eye and a pair of kicks — is a tribute to the power of family, the comfort of grandmothers … and legendary 60 Minutes reporter Lesley Stahl. […]

Box Office: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Stays No. 1 With $46M, ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Impresses With $17M

As expected, Marvel entry Thor: Love and Thunder handily took No. 1 in its second weekend at the North American box office with $46 million in ticket sales, far ahead of new entry Where the Crawdads Sing, which earned a better-than-expected $17 million. Thor thundered to first at the domestic box office at 4,375 locations, […]

‘Marcel the Shell’ Movie Acquired by A24

A24 has acquired the North American rights to feature film Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, based on the beloved online shorts. Marcel the Shell follows an adorable 1-inch-tall shell, voiced by Jenny Slate, who first appeared on YouTube in 2010. In the feature film version, Marcel is seen eking out a colorful existence with […]