Jim Henson Honored With Interactive Muppets Google Doodle [VIDEO]




Google has rolled out a new Google Doodle to honor the 75th birthday of Jim Henson, the famous puppeteer who created The Muppets.

This is not just any Google Doodle, though. The Jim Henson Company and The Creature Shop partnered with Google to create an interactive doodle to honor his legacy. Using the Henson Digital Puppet Studio (yes, there is a digital muppet studio), they designed and animated the characters, which users can then manipulate using a mouse and keyboard. A YouTube video detailing the work that went into designing and creating the Doodle is embedded below

And, as with all good things, there are lots of easter eggs to discover. We’re still busy trying to find them all.

To play with the Doodle yourself, head over to google.com.


BONUS: More Google Doodles


The Christmas Google Doodle

http://reader.googleusercontent.com/reader/embediframe?src=http://www.youtube.com/v/J82bQhx2QB8%26border%3D0%26rel%3D0%26loop%3D0&width=616&height=400

Each package gets larger with a mouse-over, and a click on it returns search results pertinent to a specific country or the particular items featured in a scene. This one is from December 24, 2010.

Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle

http://reader.googleusercontent.com/reader/embediframe?src=http://www.youtube.com/v/3NGSU2PM9dA%26border%3D0%26rel%3D0%26loop%3D0&width=616&height=400

The Google Doodle team stars in an homage to the silent film era’s greatest star’s 122nd birthday, April 15, 2011.

Google Logo Repelled by Cursor

http://reader.googleusercontent.com/reader/embediframe?src=http://www.youtube.com/v/NLGCaUsmUhc%26border%3D0%26rel%3D0%26loop%3D0&width=616&height=400

This one’s done in HTML5 and was published Sept. 7, 2010. To get the full effect, here’s one you can interact with.

John Lennon Google Doodle

http://reader.googleusercontent.com/reader/embediframe?src=http://www.youtube.com/v/TYHCeUfoAnw%26border%3D0%26rel%3D0%26loop%3D0&width=616&height=400

This Doodle commemorated John Lennon’s 70th birthday in October 2010.

Martha Graham

http://reader.googleusercontent.com/reader/embediframe?src=http://www.youtube.com/v/IsbI1GE4DGA%26border%3D0%26rel%3D0%26loop%3D0&width=616&height=400

Debuting May 10, 2011, this Google Doodle marks dance choreographer Martha Graham’s birthday.

Robert Bunsen

http://reader.googleusercontent.com/reader/embediframe?src=http://www.youtube.com/v/HMHcQnaDNKg%26border%3D0%26rel%3D0%26loop%3D0&width=616&height=400

Commemorated the birthday of the inventor of the Bunsen burner, German chemist Robert Bunsen on March 31, 2011.

Thomas Edison

http://reader.googleusercontent.com/reader/embediframe?src=http://www.youtube.com/v/mHvwmGoUEYE%26border%3D0%26rel%3D0%26loop%3D0&width=616&height=400

The great inventor’s birthday was honored on February 11, 2011.

Independence Day

http://reader.googleusercontent.com/reader/embediframe?src=http://www.youtube.com/v/PkUmkBjy1ic%26border%3D0%26rel%3D0%26loop%3D0&width=616&height=400

Marking Independence Day 2010.

Pac-Man’s 30th Anniversary

http://reader.googleusercontent.com/reader/embediframe?src=http://www.youtube.com/v/O1LBTI31Y1I%26border%3D0%26rel%3D0%26loop%3D0&width=616&height=400

A real crowd pleaser was this playable Pac-Man game, which appeared on May 21. 2010. Here’s a playable version.

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