Little Nemo first appeared in the New York Herald on Oct. 15, 1905 as the protagonist kid of the “Little Nemo in Slumberland” comic strip, and Google is commemorating the tale’s 107th birthday today with an interactive doodle on the homepage.
Windsor McCay’s early 20th-century newspaper cartoon lasted nine years, while Little Nemo later inspired a slew of spin-offs such as the 1989 animated film “Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland” (YouTube video below).
Google’s visually breathtaking doodle transports Web surfers to the fanciful world of Slumberland. Folks can follow Nemo as he falls from his bed into a starlit-realm of dreams and continues tumbling for seven more panes until he ends up back in bed—tussled and amazed. It is certainly one of the search giant’s most stunning doodles ever.
Google’s full artwork for the doodle is below, while “Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland” is above.
- Google pays homage to ‘Star Trek’ 46th anniversary with interactive Doodle (9to5google.com)
- Animated doodle celebrates Google’s 14th birthday [Gallery] (9to5google.com)
- Google wishes TV chef Julia Child a Happy 100th Birthday with doodle (9to5google.com)
- Google honors Maria Montessori, whose teaching methods were used to educate both Google founders (9to5google.com)
Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) October 15, 2012