Operation Watch This: Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

We could all use a little charm in this dark world of pain and suffering. So, let’s have some charm! After the jump, please enjoy a short animated film from director Dean Fleischer-Camp about Marcel, a tiny shell who wears shoes. The role of Marcel is played by Jenny Slate of Saturday Night Live. I don’t want to give too much away, but Marcel’s one regret in life is never owning a dog. And wait until you hear how he ties his skis to his car! SPOILER ALERT: very charmingly, and very cutely as well.

This does not change the fact that the oil spill in the gulf may never get cleaned up, or that the War in Iraq is an endless hell on Earth, or that we live in an age of impossible bigotry borne of cowardice and fear, but, conversely, those things don’t change HOW CUTE AND GREAT THIS MOVIE IS.