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Google Doodle Celebrates Life of Jim Henson


Google Doodle

Google Doodle celebrates the life of Jim Henson

Google Doodle did it again.


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Saturday’s doodle was created to celebrate Jim Henson on what would’ve been his 75th birthday. For those who don’t know, Henson is the famous puppeteer who created “The Muppets.”

And Google didn’t do this one on their own.

The folks at the doodle got together with the Jim Henson Company to “celebrate his creative legacy.”

Some other Google Doodles

Google Doodle has started using interactive doodle’s so people can have some fun on their own. One of their latest experiments was when they celebrated Lucille Ball and made a doodle using her famous black and white TV. When you turned the dial, the doodle played different clips from the show.

This doodle lets people be their own puppeteer.

Henson, of course, started doodling on his own and then came up with the idea of “The Muppets.” So both Google and the Henson Digital Puppet Studio took it one step further and created this interactive doodle.

After each character was designed, Henson’s studio modeled all six into a digital puppet.

“Part of Jim’s legacy included inspiring people to be creative, so this is a great opportunity for everyone to try digital puppetry,” Nicole Goldman of the Jim Henson Company said in a video describing the doodle.

Some recent doodle’s have honored:

  • Guitarist Les Paul
  • “I Love Lucy” star Lucille Ball
  • Sculptor Constantin Brancusi
  • Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie

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