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Gromit stars in adverts for Bristol

Aardman character Gromit is starring in a new series of films to promote Bristol as a short break destination. This summer, 80 sculptures of the animated dog will form an art trail around the city.

This scene from the film shows the deliverymen paying the toll for Clifton Suspension Bridge. Credit: Icon Films

The main film stars two hapless delivery men, failing to navigate their way around Bristol to deliver one of the giant Gromit sculptures to an unknown destination.

Dozens of Gromits unleashed in Bristol

Dozens of giant sculptures of Gromit, Aardman's famous animated dog, arrived in Bristol today. They'll be painted and put on display in July, before being sold off to raise money for the Childrens' Hospital.

Famous illustrators such as Raymond Briggs, who created The Snowman, and The Gruffalo's Axel Scheffler will be among those painting unique designs.

Jane Solomons reports:

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Video: 70 Gromit sculptures arrive in Bristol

This morning sees the arrival of 70 Gromit sculptures to Bristol. The much loved Aardman character will form part of a new arts trail in the city, and will soon be decorated by international and local artists. All of the Gromits will hit the city streets on the 1st of July.

They'll eventually be auctioned off to raise money for the city's Childrens' Hospital.

First Gromit sculptures arrive!

50 Gromit sculptures will be placed around Bristol's streets. Credit: ITV News West Country

This morning sees the arrival of fifty 3ft 'Gromit' sculptures to Bristol.

The much loved Aardman character will form part of a new arts trail in the city, and will soon be decorated by international and local artists.

They'll eventually be auctioned off to raise money for the city's Childrens' Hospital.

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