The team behind the Wallace and Gromit cartoons have unveiled six new characters – all with disabilities. Aardman Animations has based the plasticine animals – including a bull terrier in a wheelchair – on those from its Creature Comforts TV series. The new Creature Discomforts characters will appear in adverts from next week. The animals are part of a campaign by the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity to highlight the discrimination faced by disabled people.
The characters, which feature in four animations, are all voiced by disabled people. Each of the short films end with the message: “Change the way you see disability.” Go check outCreature Comforts for more info.