Monday 15 October 2012

Google Celebrates Winsor McCay with a Doodle

Google have had animation-themed Google Doodles before, but none quite as elaborate and impressive as this. To mark the 107th anniversary of the debut of Winsor McCay's Little Nemo comic strip, Google have launched an interactive HTML5 Doodle called "Little Nemo in Google-Land"!

McCay, a cartoonist and animator perhaps best-known for his acclaimed 1914 animated short film, Gertie the Dinosaur, is revered in the animation industry; often credited as the father of American animation, with even an Annie Award named after him.

Little Nemo in Slumberland, published by McCay under the pen name of Silas, debuted on this day in 1905. The comic follows the dreams of a young boy named Nemo, and captures the bright fantasy of child-like dreams. It's a fitting and wonderful tribute by Google, to such an influential and talented artist and animator.

Check out "Little Nemo in Google-Land" on Google's homepage right now!

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