We bet, Google's doodle today will make you reminisce your childhood. It commemorates the 200th anniversary of Grimm Brothers’ Die Kinder und Hausmärchen (Children’s and Household Tales).
Google doodles for the Grimm Brothers
The doodle itself isn’t an unfamiliar one; it presents the story of the Red Riding Hood with pictures. Like other interactive doodles by Google, this one too doesn’t cease to impress us. The doodle – the story of the Little Red Riding Hood – is spread across numerous slides that users can view by hitting the play sign on the either sides of the screen or by just pressing the arrow keys.
The story of the Little Red Riding Hood begins with the little girl setting out on a journey to meet her sick grandmother. A chance meeting with a wolf on her way is what forms the crux of the story. The innocent girl, without suspecting anything foul, tells the wolf about her grandmother. Seizing the opportunity, the wolf runs ahead and eats her grandmother and then waits for Little Red Riding Hood to arrive, and then eats her too. Fortunately for her, a woodcutter comes and kills the wolf and saves both of them.
The story beautifully unfolds in pictures as the reader hits the arrow keys or clicks on the Play button—till the final slide, which shows a visibly pleased grandmother knitting her yarn. The yarn artistically forms the words 'google'. Clicking on the final slide will take users to a page detailing the lives and times of the Grimm Brothers – Jacob and Wilhelm.
And they lived happily ever after..
Mention interactive doodles and you quickly think of Google's recent doodle for Halloween. Google went old-school with its themed doodle. The Google Search homepage displayed an interactive doodle – a haunted house for its virtual visitors.
The haunted house doodle was complete with a crow perched on its roof, a wilted tree, and jack-o'-lanterns at the doorstep. A skeleton enticed you into knocking on the door in front of you. The door opened and a white ghost popped up. You click on the ghost, only leading it ito disappearing. On clicking on the many doors, spooky characters popped. Almost all the key elements in the doodle were interactive, making every moment a fun one. Lastly, once users unearthed what is behind each of the closed doors, the alley cat hidden in the bin would pop its head out a little more. Clicking on it would lead the cat to exit the scene, but not before giving out a spooky meow. Users were then taken to Google’s search page, which displays results for the word 'Halloween'.
On the 78th birth anniversary of the inventor of the Moog synthesiser, Robert Moog, Google’s doodle featured a synthesiser which you could either play by clicking on the keys or by typing on your computer keyboard. The sharps and flats (black notes) could be played with the numbers on your keyboard and the regular notes with the letters. The sound that emanated was electronic and you had the option of adjusting the pitch by using the pitch wheel on the left. Users had the option of recording their composition by hitting the record button on the right and playing back the composition.