Aardman confirms new series featuring classic character will air exclusively with Sky Kids.
Aardman has confirmed the return of the classic character Morph to Sky Kids with a new series of 15 x five-minute episodes of slapstick comedy, set to premiere in spring 2020.
The five-minute episodes will see Morph and his sidekick Chas, reunited with their old friends Delilah and Grandmorph for the first time in almost 40 years. The Very Small creatures will also join the gang as they embark on adventures that will take them beyond their desktop home and – for the first time – viewers will see Morph and Chas let loose in the wider world.
Staying true to the original format, The Epic Adventures of Morph will be shot using clay and traditional stop-frame animation without dialogue, at Morph’s original home, Aardman.
The Bristol-based studio continues its collaboration with Sky after two successful previous series of Morph which premiered on Sky Kids in 2016 and 2018.
“We commissioned new Morph shorts in 2016 knowing our audience would adore them, and they certainly have,” said Lucy Murphy, head of kids content at Sky. “When the talented team at Aardman planned to make longer episodes, and expand Morph’s world it was an opportunity too good to miss.
“Everyone loves Morph and we know when they meet Grandmorph and Delilah, and join Morph’s adventures beyond the desk the love will grow even stronger.”
Merlin Crossingham, director of Morph, added: “Morph is as fresh as ever and in these Epic Adventures we will be pushing the boundaries of Morph’s world further than ever before.”