The terracotta clay hero Morph will return to the small screen on CBBC next month, after more than 15 years away from television screens.
Originally created in 1977 by Aardman Animations, "Morph" first appeared on the BBC Children’s art program "Take Hart" alongside the artist and presenter Tony Hart.
"Both Morph and I are equally delighted that his latest adventures are back on the BBC," says Peter Lord, co-founder and co-creator, Morph, Aardman. "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."
The rebooted series launched last summer on YouTube after a successful Kickstarter campaign raised more than £110,000 to fund 15 new 1-minute episodes.
Staying true to the original format, the CBBC's new episodes are shot using clay and traditional stop-frame animation at Morph’s original home–the Aardman studios in Bristol.
“CBBC are delighted that Morph is back on our screens this year," says Cheryl Taylor, controller, CBBC. "His playful and curious persona has always been a delight and we know that viewers of all ages will welcome him with open arms.”