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Wallace and Gromit trail 'unleashed' in Bristol

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Image caption A Grand Day Out: This army-inspired Gromit is called Bristol's Own and can be found at Queen's Square

More than 60 sculptures of Wallace and Gromit - along with their arch-nemesis Feathers McGraw - have gone on display across Bristol.

Gromit Unleashed 2 has been organised by The Grand Appeal charity, which raises money for Bristol Children's Hospital.

Each model has been designed by "high-profile" artists, designers and "local talent".

The trail will run across the city until 2 September.

The Bristol's Own sculpture of Gromit dressed in a World War One military uniform has been designed by Bristol artist Suzanne Weber and was inspired by Bristol's 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire regiment.

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Image caption "No seas, Gromit!" Long John Wallace is one of marks Bristol's pirate past
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Image caption "You OK, lad?": Alex the Lion Gromit on the harbourside was a collaboration with the makers of Madagascar

Other designs echo Bristol's pirate-rich history, such as Long John Wallace, while others reference video games such as Honeydew Gromit.

Alex the Lion is a collaboration with film production company Dreamworks and features Gromit as its character of the same name from its film Madagascar.

A similar trail featuring 5ft-high Gromit sculptures raised £3.8m for the charity in 2013.

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Image caption The Wrong Trousers: Rocket Man Wallace can be found at Bristol Children's Hospital
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Image caption "It's surprising what a lick of paint'll do, isn't it?": Bristol artist Katie Wallace painted Gnome Sweet Gnome Wallace

Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park, who is also patron of The Grand Appeal, said: "It's absolutely fantastic to see Gromit return to Bristol with Wallace and Feathers McGraw in such a huge array of disguises and designs."

As with previous years, the sculptures will be auctioned off in October to raise money for the Grand Appeal.

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Image caption "One for the album": Honeydew Gromit is inspired by video gamers

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