One of the first characters created byanimation studio Aardman co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton is to reappear on mobile phones.

Morph, a plasticine model created for UK television 30 years ago, will be revived for a new generation through licensing deals with Orange,Vodafone, T-Mobile, O2 andinternational operators. All deals have been brokered by Aardman'smobile agent, Crucible Media.

Inaddition to Morph, other characters such as Chas, GrandMorph, Delilah, Gillespie, Nailbrush,Folly, Gobbledygook and the Very Small Creatures will also be featured in re-edited shortsspecially designed for mobile phones.

Some 35 episodes will be availableimmediately along with wallpapers and screensavers,all designed with a retro feel but also updating the series for the format.