Google Doodle pays tribute to George Melies

Last Updated: Thu, May 03, 2018 11:11 hrs
FILE PHOTO: A Google search page is reflected in sunglasses in this photo illustration taken in Brussels

Google on Thursday paid tribute to Georges Melies, the French illusionist and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema, with a doodle.

The first-ever virtual reality doodle celebrated the artist on the 106th anniversary of his most noted work, 'À la conquete du pole', a 1912 French silent film loosely inspired by contemporary events and by Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires.

The clip revolves around the comic misadventures of an international group of explorers on an expedition to the North Pole, where they encounter a man-eating frost giant and a dangerous magnetic needle.

The 360-degree doodle takes you on a ride through a story, titled 'Back to the Moon'.