Kids classic Morph is returning to the BBC. Some 15 years after the series last aired on the beeb, the BBC owned kids channel CBBC has picked up the TV rights to the latest run of episodes. The new run of episodes, consisting of 15 one-minute shorts, are set to debut on CBBC this June.
“CBBC are delighted that Morph is back on our screens this year”, said Cheryl Taylor, Controller of 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.”
Produced by Aardman, the new series has been available to view on YouTube since last Summer and came about after a successful Kickstarter campaign raised over £110,000 to part-fund the episodes. The new episodes stay true to the original format and are shot using clay and traditional stop-frame animation.
“Both Morph and I are equally delighted that his latest adventures are back on the BBC”, added Morph co-creator Peter Lord. “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.”