Do We Want To Bring Back Morph?
IN a move that normally grates – as in, famous entity starting a Kickstarter campaign, which seems a bit unfair when not-famous folk are trying to get projects off the ground in the same way – Aardman Animations has launched a Kickstarter so they can bring back Morph for a new series.
Of course, you’ll know Aardman through the Wallace and Gromit films (and more), and they’re hoping to bring back their first creation for a brand new series of short films.
Morph first appeared on our radars all the way back in 1977 in Tony Hart’s show Take Hart. Alas, Morph has been off air since the ’90s which is why Aardman’s Peter Lord is seeking £75,000 to bring him back to life.
Lord said: “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 on Facebook and YouTube. 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.”
“I love the idea that Kickstarter can give us the creative freedom to fundraise and work directly with our audience. After checking with Morph’s Facebook fans it seems that they’d be interested too, which is a great start! So now’s our chance, yours and mine together, to see how this can work out and how we can make some great new Morph films.”
But do we want Morph to come back? He can’t talk, he isn’t all-action and you’re hardly getting value for money with one-minute shorts. And will he still be hanging around with that nail brush that thinks it’s a dog? Is there a place for Morph in 2013, slap bang in the middle of the internet generation?
OF COURSE THERE IS. IT’S MORPH FERCRYINOUTLOUD! BRING BACK MORPH!
Ahem. More here.