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|First appearance||Take Hart, 15 February 1977|
|Created by||Peter Lord|
Morph and his friend Chas is a series of clay stop-motion comedy animations, named after the main character. This character was initially seen interacting with Tony Hart, beginning in 1977, on several of his UK TV programmes, notably Take Hart and Hartbeat.
Morph was produced for the BBC by Aardman Animations, later famous for the "Sledgehammer" music video and Wallace and Gromit. Morph appeared mainly in one-minute "shorts" interspersed throughout the show. These were connected to the main show by having Hart deliver a line or two to Morph who would reply in gobbledygook but with meaningful gestures. Later on, Morph was joined by cream-coloured Chas, who was much more badly behaved.
Morph can change shape, he would become spheres in order to move around, or extrude into cylinders to pass to different levels. He can also mimic other objects, or creatures. Morph lived in a wooden microscope box on an artists desk, and he and Stuart both loved to eat cake, as seen in many of the shorts.
Some of the early plasticine models of Morph were destroyed in a fire at the warehouse where they were being stored, on 10 October 2005.
Morph and Chas appeared in shorts on the British children's TV programme SMart from 1994 onwards.
On 29 October 2013, Peter Lord (co-founder of Aardman Animations) created a fund raising project on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. The campaign set a target of £75,000 to be used to fund 12 new one minute episodes. The target was reached on 6 November 2013 after only 9 days, attracting contributions from over 1,700 backers who will receive a variety of rewards, including early access to the new animations and a small box of clay used in the production, depending on the individual's level of funding.
In January 2014, Peter Lord and Aardman started production on 15 brand new episodes of Morph, with the help of donations from fans. The new series premiered on Morph's official YouTube channel from 4 July 2014 to 30 January 2015.
In 2015, a Morph experience will open at Land's End. The Land’s End signpost will be rebranded 'Lamb’s End' with original sets, models and characters from a range of Aardman productions. Visitors can also star in a real Shaun the Sheep scene, using green screen technology, and meet other characters from the Aardman family, including Shaun the Sheep and Wallace & Gromit.
From 6 November 2015 to 7 January 2016, The Lost Tapes from 2001 are revealed and they have been redubbed and remastered on YouTube.
From 6 May 2016 to 15 September 2017, all clips captured from Take Hart are revealed on the Morph YouTube channel.
In August 2017, new Morph merchandise was shown at Wallace & Gromit's Charity Shop.
Films, shorts, and TV series
|1980–81||The Amazing Adventures of Morph*|
|1995||The Morph Files|
|1997||Morph TV (with Tony Hart)|
|1998||On Your Marks|
|2001||The Lost Tapes*|
|2006||Morph (TV series)|
|2009||Ashes to Ashes (guest appearance)|
|2012||Ricky's Radical Reinventions|
|2014–present||Brand New Morph#|
- (*) means that it's been restored on YouTube.
- (#) means that it's made for YouTube.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||19||4 November 2013||26 June 2014|
|2||17||4 July 2014||6 March 2015|
Season 1: 2013–14
The First Season of Morph was aired on 4 November 2013 and ended on 26 June 2014.
|101||Hats||4 November 2013|
|102||No Entry||4 November 2013|
|103||Magic Boots||4 November 2013|
|104||Invisimorph||4 November 2013|
|105||Sweet Showdown||4 November 2013|
|106||The Amazing Mimic||6 November 2013|
|107||Get The Picture||11 November 2013|
|108||Cake||14 November 2013|
|109||Robomorph||27 March 2014|
|110||Messy April Fools||1 April 2014|
|111||Card Trick||1 May 2014|
|112||Ice Cream||8 May 2014|
|113||Row Your Boat||15 May 2014|
|114||Sailors||22 May 2014|
|115||Cleaning||29 May 2014|
|116||Minimorph||5 June 2014|
|117||Football||12 June 2014|
|118||Sitting Comfortably?||19 June 2014|
|119||Pudding Time||26 June 2014|
Season 2: 2014–15
|201 (20)||Twin Decks||4 July 2014|
|202 (21)||Portable Hole||18 July 2014|
|203 (22)||Great Outdoors||1 August 2014|
|204 (23)||Stand Up||15 August 2014|
|205 (24)||Fetch||29 August 2014|
|206 (25)||Bin It To Win It||12 September 2014|
|207 (26)||Stick Up||26 September 2014|
|208 (27)||Hiccups||10 October 2014|
|209 (28)||Box of Tricks||24 October 2014|
|210 (29)||Selfie||7 November 2014|
|211 (30)||Clean Sweep||21 November 2014|
|212 (31)||Goal||5 December 2014|
|213 (32)||Xmas||19 December 2014|
|214 (33)||Sloped World||2 January 2015|
|215 (34)||Chas Express||17 January 2015|
|216 (35)||Picture Perfect||30 January 2015|
|217 (36)||Red Nose Day||6 March 2015|
Season 3: 2018
|301 (37)||Phosing||2 March 2018|
|302 (38)||One Man and His Dog||16 March 2018