Morph, who is actually made of clay, is the studios earliest creation and first appeared in 1977 but faded away in the late 90s, having been a popular side show on Tony Hart’s Heartbeat.
Aardman co-founder Peter Lord is appealing for funding on Kickstarter for an all-new Adventures of Morph series, which will be broadcast online.
In an emotional appeal from Lord and Morph, Lord said, ‘We plan to make a series of all new morph episodes and we’d love you, his loyal fans – and maybe you, his new fans – to get involved, but we don’t want to second guess what you want. Get in touch with us, get involved in the production, contribute ideas, gags, and tell us what you want to see.’
At the time of publication, more than £25,000 of the project’s £75,000 target had been reached already with 28 days to go, and it seems from Lord’s comments that Aardman are looking for creative help too.
Aardman hopes to start production in January 2014 and have the episodes ready for online release by July 2014.
Design Week managed to get a phone interview with Morph but wasn’t able to understand anything he said.