Aimed at 1-3-year-olds, 20 episodes of “The Very Small Creatures” have been commissioned by Sky Kids and will be the first new series from Aardman since the launch of “Timmy Time.”
Using stop-motion animation and clay models, with “the occasional graphic flourish” according to the studio, “The Very Small Creatures” is about five genderless, toddler-like clay creatures – Pink, Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green – who explore a child’s play area when no one is there.
These characters are a revival from one of Aardman’s classic creations “Morph.” First seen interacting with the Aardman character Morph in the ’80s, they have since featured in the revival series, “The Epic Adventures of Morph” and have now earned their own show.
"I am thrilled to have developed with Aardman this brand-new stop-motion preschool series,” says Lucy Izzard, director, ‘The Very Small Creatures.’ “It's a show driven by five very cute clay creatures that act and behave like toddlers, learning about their physical world, themselves and each other. The themes for each episode relate to some aspect of toddlers’ lives with the focus on comedy and kindness. My two preschoolers have given me plenty of material to work from! I can't wait to sit down on the sofa and show them the world they've inspired."
“We are delighted to continue our collaboration with Aardman and commission ‘The Very Small Creatures’ for the youngest members of our audience,” says Lucy Murphy, director, Kids Content, U.K. & ROI, Sky. “We know how much kids enjoy the gentle, giggly creatures in Morph, so we knew that they deserved a show of their very own and we are delighted with the warm, engaging world that Aardman have created for them.”
The directorial debut for Lucy Izzard, “The Very Small Creatures” is due to launch on Sky Kids and NOW in November.