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Last Updated: Monday November 12 2007 08:11 GMT

In pictures: Aardman's new creature characters

Tim the tortoise

Meet Tim the tortoise. He's one of six new characters who've been created by the team that makes Wallace and Gromit - Aardman animations.

Peg the hedgehog

The characters are starring in a big campaign to help us understand what life's like for disabled people. Peg the hedgehog says she doesn't like people thinking she's stupid just because she's in a wheelchair.

Spud the slug

Spud the slug says lots of places have got ramps for disabled people now, but when he gets inside he often finds there isn't enough room for his mobility scooter to get around.

Flash the sausage dog

Flash the sausage dog will appear with the other characters in four animations that are due to hit our screens in January.

Slim the stick insect

Each of the short films are voiced by disabled people and end with the message: "Change the way you see disability."

Brian the bull terrier

The films may have a serious message but they're designed to be funny too - Brain the bull terrier's getting ready for action as his friends go bungee jumping in the background.

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