Thursday, December 20, 2012

200th Anniversary of Grimms: Google Doodle

Don't miss today's Google Logo, a salute to the 200th anniversary of Grimms with a flat logo and a slide show version with 22 slides retelling their own version of Little Red Riding Hood. I see the flat version in IE and the slide show in Chrome at If you are having a hard time seeing the slide show, all the images are available at PCMag's slide show, too. Nice twist on how the huntsman finds Granny and LRRH, too.

From Brothers Grimm Honored With Interactive Google Doodle at PCMag:

Google today is celebrating the 200th anniversay of Grimm's Fairy Tales with an interactive homepage doodle that tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

"Today we celebrate Grimm's Fairytales with an interactive story of Little Red Cap (aka Red Riding Hood)," Google tweeted this morning.

The doodle begins with "Little Red Cap" replacing the "O" in the Google logo. A flashing red arrow on the right beckons users to follow her journey. The following 21 slides tell the story of a girl en route to visit her sick grandmother, who encounters a mischevious (and hungry) wolf. The Big Bad Wolf's plan is ultimately thwarted thanks to a nearby lumberjack, and Red Cap is reunited with her grandmother. The tale ends with grandmother in a rocking chair, knitting a purple scarf that unfurls into the Google logo. For more, see the slideshow below.

There is also an article at Huffington Post, Brothers Grimm Google Logo Celebrates 200th Anniversary Of Children's Story Collection :

Things are looking Grimm on

On December 20, Google posted an interactive logo on its home page to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the "Grimm's Fairy Tales," an 1812 publication of a German folklore collected by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.

The Brothers Grimm anthology (then known as "Children's And Household Tales," now commonly known as "Grimm's Fairy Tales") is still in print 200 years after its first publication, and the stories themselves, relatively unchanged, have also endured. A number of the collected tales are today part of the canon of oft-told children's stories, with "Sleeping Beauty," "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Hansel and Gretel" among some of the most famous.

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