Google doodles have been a smash hit ever since it started in 1998. Continuing with an earlier post about the best interactive doodles, here is a list of all the doodle videos, commemorating the world events – from anniversaries of celebrities to natural phenomenons like lunar eclipse.
On April 15, 2011, Google sported the first video doodle, commemorating Charlie Chaplin‘s 122nd birthday. This doodle was a black and white YouTube video that, when clicked upon, started playing before redirecting to the usual Google search featuring the doodle’s special occasion. All parts in this short film were played by the Google doodle team, and special behind-the-scenes footage was to be found on the Google blog.
On June 15, 2011, Google displayed images updated almost in real time of an ongoing total lunar eclipse, along with a scroll bar allowing visitors to view images from the entire duration of the event. You can view the entire video or can manually slide the scroll bar to view the different stages of the eclipse. Images were captured from cameras in places where the eclipse was visible including South Africa, Dubai and the Canary Islands.
These were the awesome videos Google has posted on their homepage till now. Will keep you posted on further additions by Google.
Do let me know if I missed any doodles!
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