Before Wallace and Gromit, before Creature Comforts, there was Aardman’s first stop motion star: Morph. The character was created by Aardman co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton in 1977 to appear in comedy segments on the children’s arts-and-crafts series Take Hart; the character later went on to star in The Amazing Adventures of Morph and its multiple follow-up series.
Now he’s back with an online series funded through Kickstarter. So far, one of a slated fifteen episodes is available to view: “Twin Decks,” directed by Merlin Crossingham, sees Morph and his grey clone Chas dancing on a pair of vinyl records:
Although certain incarnations of Morph had an entire supporting cast and a narrator, the new series goes back to basics. With no dialogue and a 75-second running time, the emphasis is very much on character animation and physical comedy.