Flashmob commemorate Tony Hart

08Mar09

In London last week a Facebook group that was set up by fans of the recently deceased UK artist Tony Hart organised a flashmob, but one with a difference.

Tony Hart was a much admired children’s TV presenter and artist for over 50 years. His most memorable creation was the animated plasticine character Morph. A simple comic creation that was seen to regularly interfere in Tony’s work – teaching kids about art.

The fans created a Morph flashmob and were joined by Tony Hart’s daughter who judged a competiton for the best Morph made by the fans. As Tony might have said, here’s THE GALLERY (cue music: Lance Gambit Trio – LeftBank 2. A Version by NovelTones: HERE)

Morph - inspired by Tony Hart's claymation creation

Morph - inspired by Tony Hart's claymation creation

Morph Flashmob

Morph Flashmob

Morphic Flashmob

Morphic Flashmob

The winning Morph, selected by Tony Hart's daughter, took 4 hours to create.

The winning Morph, selected by Tony Hart's daughter, took 4 hours to create.

The claymation figure predates Nick Park’s Wallace and Gromit (Ardman Animations) work by a generation. While Morph was never as sophisticated as Park’s animations, the character featured in Tony Hart’s tea-time kids art programmes for several years.

Tony Hart died aged 83 and his TV career lasted over 50 years.

Rather strange, but you can buy a kit to make your own pasticine Morph from Amazon: HERE

Morph Plasticine Kit

Morph Plasticine Kit

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