Saturday, September 24, 2011

Google Honors Jim Henson with Digital Puppet Doodle

With my recent gushing about the power of origami finger puppets, I just couldn't let today's Google Doodle go by without comment. Today would have been the 75th birthday of Jim Henson, the man behind Sesame Street and, really, the inclusion of puppetry in modern media.  So in honor of that event, Google worked with Henson's legacy, the Jim Henson company, to create a set of five interactive digital puppets for today's Google Doodle.  These puppets follow your mouse arrow with their eyes and/or head, and open their mouths when you click a mouse button.  There is no sound, so you can play with the puppets and make they say whatever you like--let's hope they are as wise as Origami Yoda.  Just kidding, of course--no one is as wise as Origami Yoda!

Anyway, check them out on the Google home page, or if you miss them, here is a video of them:

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