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New adventures of Morph to hit CBBC

Classic character back on children's TV after 15 years.
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Morph is returning to the BBC after more than 15 years away from TV screens.

Originally created in 1977 by Aardman, Morph first appeared on BBC children's art programme, Take Hart, alongside the artist and presenter Tony Hart.

Now, the new adventures of Morph will be broadcast on CBBC from next month. Staying true to the original format, the new episodes are shot using clay and traditional stop-frame animation at Morph's original home at the Aardman studios in Bristol.

"Both Morph and I are equally delighted that his latest adventures are back on the BBC," said Peter Lord, Aardman co-founder and co-creator of Morph. "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."

Cheryl Taylor, controller of CBBC, added: "CBBC are delighted that Morph is back on our screens this year. His playful and curious persona has always been a delight and we know that viewers of all ages will welcome him with open arms."

The new series launched last summer after a successful Kickstarter campaign raised over £110,000 which part funded 15 brand new one-minute episodes. These were released throughout the second half of 2014 on Morph's own YouTube channel.

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