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April 6, 2018
DC Thomson has teamed up with Aardman Animations to bring clay character Morph to the British comic The Beano.
Morph guest stars in The Beano issue that is on sale now, sharing the cover with Dennis the Menace and Gnasher and appearing in a specially commissioned comic strip that sees Morph escape from Gnasher (who has mistaken him for a sausage) and help Dennis foil a dastardly scheme by Walter Brown, his archenemy.
“As a huge fan of Dennis the Menace ever since I was a lad (and Gnasher was a pup), I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see our creation Morph starring alongside Dennis in the pages of The Beano," says Peter Lord, director, Aardman and creator of Morph. "It’s fantastic to see these two iconic British mischief-makers joining forces in my all-time favorite comic.”
Morph returned to screens after more than 15 years away from television in a new series from Aardman that hit CBBC in June.
“We’re delighted Morph has joined Dennis and Gnasher in The Beano, although I’m not sure he knew what he was letting himself in for," says Craig Graham, editor,
The Beano. "Like Dennis the Menace and The Beano, Morph connects brilliantly with people of all ages. We hope this special issue of The Beano will ignite fond childhood memories for older readers, while our younger audience will love bringing Morph to life with the amazing augmented reality cover.”
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