Andrew May has spent more than £150,000 on Wallace & Gromit memorabilia - including £50,000 on a sculpture from the Gromit Unleashed trail.Read the full story ›
Two new Gromit statues will be back in Bristol in time for Christmas.
They will be at the Gromit Unleashed Shop in the Mall at Cribbs Causeway, and will be given out as raffle prizes.
The main Gromit statues were auctioned for more than two million pounds.
Bus drivers in Bristol will be dressing up as Wallace from Aardman's Wallace and Gromit to raise money for Bristol Children's Hospital today. It's part of the Grand Appeal, which also saw statues of the character's sidekick Gromit placed aound the city.
Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park will open a Gromit shop and museum at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway later.
It coincides with the start of the Gromit Unleashed art trail, which has seen 80 models of the animated dog placed around Bristol.
It's just over a month until 80 painted Gromit statues arrive in Bristol. The ten week public art exhibition is raising money for the Bristol Children's Hospital.
And local tourism bosses are hoping it will raise visitor numbers too. They've made a short film to whet the appetites of potential Gromit spotters.
Kelly Ballard from Destination Bristol hopes the films will be a hit on the Internet:
A series of films featuring the Bristol-made Aardman character Gromit to promote Bristol as a Summer destination for short breaks were released online on Thursday.
This film stars one of the 80 Gromit sculptures that make up a new art trail in the city:
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.
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 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:
In July, 70 Gromit sculptures will be displayed in Bristol as part of a project called, 'Gromit Unleashed'. The sculptures arrived in the City today and will be decorated by international artists before they are set free.