The project to unleash Gromit statues across the City isn't just about art - it's hoped that auctioning off the models once the art trail is finished will make thousands of pounds for Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal, raising money for Bristol Children's Hospital.
Here's Nicola Masters from the Grand Appeal:
Some of the 80 Gromit sculptures due to form an art trail across Bristol have been on show this morning. They've been decorated by local artists and the odd international celebrity and will eventually be auctioned off to raise money for Bristol Children's Hospital.
They're being brought into the city on the Harbour Steam Train before being deployed across Bristol.
Our cameraman caught up with the glorious gallery of Gromits.
Gromit creator, Nick Park from Aardman Animations, has been at the launch of Gromit Unleashed in Bristol today. He says the decorated dogs will add something very special to the city.
Here are just some of the Gromits ready to be sent around Bristol. They're on the back of a train.
In total 80 giant sculptures will begin to be unleashed onto Bristol's streets.
Today 80 giant Gromit sculptures will begin to be unleashed on to Bristol's streets. Dozens of celebrities have decorated a statue of Aardman's famous animated dog which will eventually be auctioned off for charity.
They had been kept at a secret location, but over the next 3 days the sculptures will embark on journeys to their trail locations. And to mark the occasion Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit, will drive some of the giant Gromits into the city on the Harbour steam train.
Organisers are hopeful thousands of people will come to the city to see them - boosting the local economy.
It promises to be one of the most successful attractions in Bristol. Today, the final list of celebrities involved in Gromit Unleashed was announced.
They've each decorated a giant statue of the popular dog, which will go on display across the City before being auctioned off for charity.
Organisers are hopeful thousands of people will come to Bristol to see them - boosting the local economy.
We've been speaking to Nick Park, creator of Gromit, as he reacted to seeing the Royal Mint's version of his famous canine creation.
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