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Monday, 15 October 2012

Little Nemo relived in Google Doodle

Google is today celebrating the 107th anniversary of Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland, dedicating a special animate doodle to the comic.


Through a series of animated panels, users are taken in the Google's homepage and brought into a dreamworld, travelling through Little Nemo's adventures. The doodle keeps Google's colours, green, blue, red and yellow, although you may not notice this the first time you watch it!

In the Morpheus' Kingdom, the little boy of six-years-old was trying to reach the Princess of Slumberland, who is the King's daughter. The first time that this comic appeared was on 15 October 1905 in the New York Herald and the strip ran every Sunday in the New York Herald till 1911.

Winsor McCay born in Michigan, between 1869 and 1871, and was a great personality in the comic world. His bold and stylistic innovation in the early part of the 20th century, have acted as a model in the decades that followed, even Disney offerings bare his influence. McCay died in Brooklin of a cerebral embolism on 26 July 1934.

After 107 years from the first appearance, Little Nemo is still famous. The 21,600,000 results that appear in Google search in only 0.34 seconds show this.