1 9 7 4 (Italy)
39 x 5 minute episodes
The Red and the Blue was an Italian-made stop-motion animated television series for children. It featured two shapeshifting claymation characters, one coloured red, the other blue.
Created by Misseri Studios, the show set the two characters in a featureless white plane in which they interacted.
They were able to assume various forms at will, for example in one episode Blue became a boat while Red became an island. Later Blue became a suitcase while Red partially converted his body into a chest-of-drawers, filling the suitcase with red clothes.
A new edition of Red and Blue was created in 2005.