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Aardman wants to bring back '70s icon Morph

Aardman Animations is well-known for its iconic characters such as Wallace and Gromit, Shawn the Sheep and the cast of Chicken Run. But it's an earlier Aardman creation - a little plasticine chap called Morph - that evokes a particular pang of nostalgia among British children of the '70s and '80s. Now Aardman has launched a Kickstarter campaign asking for their help to bring Morph back to life for 12 new one-minute episodes.

Aardman co-founder Peter Lord explains: "I’m amazed and humbled that even though it has been over 30 years since his birth, the little guy still has such a passionate following. We’ve had so many people asking for him to make a comeback that I thought it’s about time we start hatching a plan."

Staying true to the original format, they plan to shoot the episodes using clay and traditional stop-frame animation, in Morph’s original home at Aardman Studios. Lord will be dusting off the director’s chair and there’s an eager team of expert animators ready for the challenge.

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