Clay hero Morph is to return to the small screen after a fifteen year break with a new show on CBBC, it was announced.
The New Adventures of Morph will be broadcast on the children’s channel next month.
Originally created in 1977 by Aardman, Morph first appeared on the BBC Children’s art programme ‘Take Hart’ alongside the late artist Tony Hart.
Producers say the series will stay true to the original format and use clay and traditional stop-frame animation at Morph’s original home at Aardman studios in Bristol.
Peter Lord, Aardman co-founder and co-creator of Morph said: “Both Morph and I are equally delighted that his latest adventures are back on the BBC.
“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 said: “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 in the summer after a successful Kickstarter campaign raised over £110,000 which part-funded brand new one-minute episodes.
The episodes were released throughout the second half of 2014 on Morph’s very own YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/MorphOfficial