Google doodles 'Little Nemo in Slumberland'

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 06:39 hrs

New York: Popular search engine Google on Monday celebrated 107th anniversary of American cartoonist and animator Winsor McCay's comic strip 'Little Nemo in Slumberland' with an animated doodle.

Users could see an animated doodle decorating Google's homepage on Monday.

The doodle has been titled 'Little Nemo in Google-Land'.

The doodle started with the little boy Nemo dreaming about falling from his bed into a hole and then getting rescued by Princess Camille.

He moved through the 'Google-land' and experienced several adventures before finding himself on his bed at the end of the animated doodle.

Pertinently, each animated slide featured a letter from the word "Google".

Little Nemo is the main fictional character in a series of weekly comic strips by Winsor McCay that appeared in the New York Herald and William Randolph Hearst's New York American newspapers from Oct 15, 1905 - July 23, 1911 and Sept 3, 1911 - July 26, 1914; respectively.

The strip was first called Little Nemo in Slumberland and then In the Land of Wonderful Dreams when it changed papers.

A brief revival of the original title occurred from 1924-27.

From Charlie Chaplin to Marie Curie, Google doodles have not only celebrated the birth anniversaries of great personalities, they have also made internet users know about important dates through the designs and animation.

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