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 together with a number of other Aardman Animation 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 10 people at the same time. Google has added a little holiday cheer to Hangouts invites with a personalized Wallace and Gromit video invitation to be sent to your family and friends. To get started go to familyhangouts.withgoogle.com.
When you are participating in a Hangout, you can use the Holiday Effects app to put on a Santa hat, reindeer antlers or even Wallace’s iconic tank top.
Cristian Cussen, head of marketing at Google+, Europe, Middle East & Africa notes, “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. 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 adds, “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 all over the world will absolutely love.”
Here’s the awesome spot: