Google Interactive Puppeteer Doodle Marks Mark Jim Henson’s 75th Birthday

Jim Henson 75th Birthday Google DoodleToday (September 24) marks what would have been Jim Henson’s 75th birthday. Google has partnered with the Jim Henson Company have gotten together to create an home page doodle that visitors can ‘puppet’ themselves. At first I didn’t understand the absence of audio, but it makes sense that the user as puppeteer gets to add the voices. It’s like having your very own puppet show to play with.

The doodle features a number of easter eggs including:

  • Select the red ‘O’ character, then move your mouse back and forth rapidly: his glasses will fly off.
  • Click on the green ‘L’ monster, then press the up arrow or click 8 times: the red ‘E’ monster will eat the ‘L’.

More to come…