Wallace and Gromit have teamed up with Google to star in a festive video that aims to connect family and friends this holiday season.
Appearing with a number of other Aardman characters for the first time, the video features Wallace and Gromit in a Google+ Hangout with Trixie and Captain Cuddlepuss from Creature Comforts, Shaun the Sheep and Ginger from Chicken Run.
A Google+ Hangout is a multi-person video chat that supports up to ten people at the same time.
Families can create a Google+ Hangout to open presents together, sing carols or just catch up face to face.
Google has also added a little holiday cheer to Hangouts invites, with a personalised Wallace and Gromit video invitation to be sent to family and friends.
"We are thrilled to see Wallace and Gromit use a Google+ Hangout to join the rest of the Aardman family for the very first time," said Cristian Cussen, head of marketing, Google+ Europe, Middle East and Africa. "We would love for families and friends everywhere to easily connect over the holidays.
"For those who can't make it home this year, they can still spend the holidays together through Google+ Hangouts."
Merlin Crossingham, creative director for Wallace and Gromit, added: "There is nothing like getting together with your family at Christmas, and having worked with all of these characters over many years that is exactly how this project felt to me.
"Seeing all of the Aardman characters coming together for the first time is something we are sure our fans the world over will absolutely love."
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