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New Google Doodle Tribute to Jim?

Discussion in 'On the Web' started by D'Snowth, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I see that Google has just now (this very moment) released a new doodle on their homepage: the doodle must have been rushed, as it's not working properly (that I can tell), and there's no roll-over caption, but the doodle features Muppety-looking creatures against an abstract-drawn background that looks similar to Jim's work.

    Not to mention tomorrow is Jim's birthday... could the new Google Doodle be a tribute to him?
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Too late to edit, but the doodle is in working order now, and yes, it is for Jim's birthday, and it's such an awesome interactive doodle as well, check it out!
  3. outerelf

    outerelf Well-Known Member

    I played with it! If you hold your mouse above the guy with glasses, he does something cool. :)
  4. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    Hmm. If it was working it isn't now, at least not for me. I tried clicking on the doodle and holding my mouse cursor over it, and nothing's happening.

  5. Bannanasketch

    Bannanasketch Well-Known Member

    Here's a behind the scenes story and video on it. It is indeed a Jim Henson tribute. :)

  6. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    isnt it meant to have sound?
  7. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Hey, I got the red monster to eat the tall, green one!
    beakerboy12 likes this.
  8. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Well-Known Member

    Oscarfan - me too! It's not meant to have sound, you talk and it's just like a puppet.
  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Ha, my brother just found this and told me about the red? last monster eating the one before it in the lineup too.
    BTW: Are these generic non-specific monster characters? Or are these specific characters? And if they are specific characters, which ones are they? Thanks.
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Most are, with the exception of one humanoid character with glasses.

    Does anyone besides me think the red monster at the end looks a little like Blogg?
  11. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I loved that.

    And if you click on each one and move your mouse, they follow it. Pretty neat.
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    BTW: What's this about the Google Doodle having a music video with the song "500 Miles" by The Pretenders?
  13. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I think that's just a fan-made thing, with the person just clicking the mouths up and down in time with the singing.
  14. Bannanasketch

    Bannanasketch Well-Known Member

  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    So what would you guys call or describe the monsters that were part of this animation?
  16. Gerbert

    Gerbert Well-Known Member

    The Blue One, Scruffz.

    The Pink What-not, Bob.

    The Yellow Muppet, Cant think of one.

    The Elephant looking Muppet, Snuffles..

    and The Green Muppet.. Err.. Honkerz..
    and The Red one at the end.. Eric ._.

    I am terrible at naming ._.

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