Google Doodle Celebrates 200th Anniversary Of Brothers Grimm
Today’s Google Doodle honors the 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first collection of fairy tales, Children’s and Household Tales, in 1812, which consisted of 211 tales, including Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, Little Snow White, and Little Red Cap (a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood).
The Doodle takes the form of a 22-panel slideshow that tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood completely in illustrations and harkens back to some of the story’s older renditions, such as Red and her grandmother being eaten by the wolf rather than being trapped in a cupboard, according to the Telegraph.
Once you click through the slideshow Google opens up to a general search of the Brothers Grimm and, for one last Easter Egg, in the upper left hand corner Google is spelled in all red, with the first “O” replaced by the Red Riding Hood illustration from the slideshow.
The Grimm's tales were at times considered too violent for a children's audience; however, they have proved to be a rich source of storytelling over the years, having been adapted to film, in particular by Disney, whose first full-length animated film was Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. More recently Matt Damon and Heath Ledger starred in The Brothers Grimm in 2005, which made over $100 million at the box office. And even Little Red Riding Hood had a modern resurgence, with the smash hit animated film Hoodwinked!, starring Anne Hathaway and Glenn Close.
For more about today's Google Doodle, check out the video demonstration of the slideshow below: