Morph is Back
July 22, 2014 11:12 AM   Subscribe

Morph is a plasticine man, star of many short animated films made for the BBC from the 1970s onwards by Aardman Animations, who would later use the similar techniques for Wallace & Gromit. A Kickstarter campaign last year has paid for 12 new one minute episodes.

So far two have been posted onto the YouTube channel - Twin Decks and Brand New Hole - with a new episode to come every second Friday for the summer. Please enjoy these short and very inventive (mostly) silent films.
posted by DanCall (4 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I backed the kickstarter and so have seen all the new episodes. They are very good and I am very happy.
posted by YAMWAK at 11:27 AM on July 22, 2014 [2 favorites]

The jokes are reminiscent of Roadrunner cartoons. (Which is a good thing.) I think the stark simplicity of the characters works in their favor, and not just because it make the animation easier.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 11:43 AM on July 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

Had a bad day. Feeling happier (and more nostalgic) now. Thank you!
posted by ManyLeggedCreature at 3:20 PM on July 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

These are lovely. My memory of Morph is from Take Hart; they were a strange little moment of whimsy in the middle of the show, a little how The Simpsons originally sat in the middle of The Tracey Ullman Show.

The jokes are reminiscent of Roadrunner cartoons.

Brand New Hole in particular feels like a riff on Chuck Jones; Twin Decks is just joyous.

(minor quibble with the tags: stopmotion, not motioncapture?)
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 11:45 AM on July 23, 2014 [2 favorites]

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