I always loved watching the Amazing Adventures of Morph, the cool little plasticene guy created by Aardman Animation and made famous thanks to appearing on Take Hart. Â You might not have been able to understand a word he said, but to watch him get completely frustrated when all his plans fell apart around him (usually thanks to Chaz getting in the way) was guaranteed to raise a smile.
You may have come across the My Own Morph kit by now, and indeed it was featured as part of my list ofÂ eighties themed giftsÂ a little while back. Â One of the stockists of this kit is Firebox, who are now running a competition for you to put this kit to good use.
The Morphmation Animation Competition tasks you with making your very own stop-motion animated film featuring Morph. It’s up to you what the little fella gets up to in the film (well, within reason) but they must be less than 2 minutes in length. You have until April 30th to send in your entries, when five finalists will be chosen and posted on Aardman’s YouTube channel. Aardman Animation will then pick a winner based on viewing counts and comments left on YouTube.
Firebox have some of the initial entries on their website already, and whilst they are pretty simple it’s worth taking a look to see the quality of Morph model making on show, which ranges from the quite good to the freak of nature… Just follow the competition link above to take a look.