Everyone’s favourite terracotta clay hero, Morph, will return to the small screen on CBBC. The new adventures of Morph will be broadcast on the channel next month.
Morph is returning home to the BBC after more than 15 years away from our television screens. Originally created in 1977 by Aardman, Morph first appeared on the BBC Children’s art programme ‘Take Hart’ alongside the artist and presenter Tony Hart.
Staying true to the original format, the new episodes are shot using clay and traditional stop-frame animation at Morph’s original home at the Aardman studios in Bristol.
Peter Lord, Aardman Co-founder and Co-creator of Morph said; “Both Morph and I are equally delighted that his latest adventures are back on the BBC. Although he’s been away for a while, I’m delighted to report that he’s as lively and full-of-fun as ever – and rather more youthful than his creators! It’s fantastic to see him back in his rightful home.”
Cheryl Taylor Controller of CBBC said; “CBBC are delighted that Morph is back on our screens this year. His playful and curious persona has always been a delight and we know that viewers of all ages will welcome him with open arms.”
The new series launched in the summer after a successful Kickstarter campaign raised over £110,000 which part-funded 15 brand new one-minute episodes. The episodes, which have been released throughout the second half of 2014 on Morph’s very own YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/MorphOfficial) have been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide.