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Winsor McCay Google Doodle: Little Nemo in Google-land

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Maybe you remember that Google earlier this year made a special doodle to honour Gideon Sundback, who invented the zipper. The doodle (video here) used the complete homepage of the search engine something Google doesn’t do very often, before that the last time Google did this was Christmas last year and another great doodle from last year taking over the complete homepage was to honour the first publication of Polish sci-fi author Stanislaw Lem.

Winsor McCay – Little Nemo in Google-land

Now Google does it again and how. On Monday Google will place an interactive comic strip on all homepages of the search engine because of the 107th anniversary of Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland. Winsor McCay was an American cartoonist and animator best known for this comic strip starring Little Nemo. The doodle is based on Little Nemo in Slumberland but in this case the story is called Little Nemo in Google-land.

Like you can see in the video below you can click-through the story. The logo only works in modern browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer 9 and 10 but not in Internet Explorer versions 7 and 8.

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Michel Wester is the owner of the Dutch website WebSonic.nl, started in 2004. WebSonic mainly focuses on news about Google, Twitter, and Facebook. Next to the news the site has a lot of tips for PC users and starting web developers.
  • http://twitter.com/shehishafi Shehi

    Awesome Doodle Google!!!!!!Little Nemo in slumberland…..simply fabulous!

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  • http://twitter.com/qualitypoint QualityPoint

    Creative doodle by Google

  • bob

    Artists should remember that “charming” is an emotion too.

    • Grammaticus Rex

      Um, for about 700 years it’s been an adjective, sometimes a verb. An emotion? That’s news to me. So, “I need to express all this charming I’m feeling” is grammatically correct all-of-a-sudden? Golly!

  • mary

    “charming” is not an emotion. “charmed” is. People should know that there’s something as great as Little Nemo. I damn the creators of the fish Nemo, which polluted our eyes and minds.

  • Carl

    Simply awesome I loved it…it was done very well…

  • Mary Keel

    Fantastic! I’ve watched it over and over again and sent it to everyone I know! You did a wonderful job!

  • Gary

    One of the best google doodles

  • Karen in NH

    Wow! Artistry and animation- what an amazing creation. :)))))

  • Lois Why

    I love you Google!

  • http://www.antonkoekemoer.com/ Anton Koekemoer

    Hi Michel,

    Great post. And yes, I’ve enjoyed the doodle quite a lot. Personally – One of
    the best released so far.

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