Today we celebrate Selena Quintanilla: Mexican-American music & entertainment icon, fashion trendsetter, passionate entrepreneur, and community philanthropist.
Today’s Halloween Doodle checks in on Jinx, the lonely ghost, who embarks on a mission to find the perfect costume — and a place to belong.
The Google Doodle, Google Spotlight Stories, Google Arts & Culture, & Cinémathèque Française teams present Back to the Moon celebrating the life and artistry of French illusionist and film director Georges Méliès. Produced by Nexus Studios. Also available as a Virtual Reality (VR) / 360° interactive experience, a first of its kind collaboration between Google Doodles and Google Spotlight Stories. A charming illusionist, an adventurous queen of hearts and an evil green man journey through early cinema, film magic and love. Back to the Moon celebrates the artistry of film director and magician Georges Méliès. Follow @GoogleDoodles on Twitter: Follow @GoogleATAP on Twitter: Download the Google Spotlight Stories app now to see it in VR! Play Store: iTunes: --- For more information on supported devices and known issues, please visit our FAQ page: -------------------------------------------------- Les équipes Google Doodle, Google Spotlight Stories, Google Arts & Culture et la Cinémathèque Française présentent Voyage dans la Lune afin de célébrer la vie et le talent artistique de Georges Méliès, illusionniste et réalisateur français. Produit par Nexus Studios. Également disponible sous la forme d'une expérience interactive en réalité virtuelle à 360°, il s'agit là d'une collaboration inédite entre Google Doodles et Google Spotlight Stories. Un illusionniste charmant, une dame de cœur aventureuse et un homme vert méchant redécouvrent les débuts du cinéma, toute la magie d'un film et l'amour. Voyage dans la Lune rend hommage au talent artistique du réalisateur et prestidigitateur Georges Méliès. Suivez @GoogleDoodles sur Twitter: Suivez @GoogleATAP sur Twitter : Téléchargez l'application Google Spotlight Stories pour le voir en VR ! Play Store : iTunes : --- Pour plus d'informations sur les appareils compatibles et les problèmes connus, veuillez consulter notre page dédiée aux questions fréquentes :
Animated Google Doodle celebrating the 101st birthday of Inventor and Hollywood star, Hedy Lamarr. Music by Adam Ever-Hadani
Over the years, Doodles have marked the achievements of women in science, civil rights, journalism, sports, arts, technology and beyond. But for our 2016 International Women’s Day Doodle, we wanted to celebrate the next generation of Doodle-worthy women—the engineers, educators, leaders, movers and shakers of tomorrow. So we visited 13 cities around the world and asked 337 girls and women to complete the sentence “One Day I Will.” Then, we made this video. From San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Lagos, Moscow, Cairo, Berlin, London, Paris, Jakarta, Bangkok, New Delhi and Tokyo, the women we met make up a diverse mosaic of personalities, ages and backgrounds. And their aspirations are just as varied—ranging from the global to the very personal, from discovering more digits of pi to becoming a mother to giving a voice to those who can’t speak. We also asked some more familiar figures to participate, including anthropologist Jane Goodall—who wants to discuss the environment with the Pope—and Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai and activist Muzoon Almellehan, who are working fearlessly toward a future where every girl can go to school. Despite already impressive accomplishments under their belts, these women continue to dream big. Video creators: Lydia Nichols, Helene Leroux & Liat Ben-Rafael Original music: Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs )
Today’s annual Earth Day Doodle was created in partnership with one of the planet’s most influential advocates: Ethologist (animal behavior expert), conservationist, activist, and animal-lover Dr. Jane Goodall, who has dedicated her life to studying and protecting our environment. In it, Jane shares her personal message to the world on Earth Day 2018, including some of her inspiration and what we can all do to have a positive impact on our planet. For more info behind the Doodle, please visit: For more info on the Jane Goodall Institute, please visit:
The Google Doodle, Google Spotlight Stories, Google Arts & Culture, & Cinémathèque Française teams have collaborated to create the first-ever Virtual Reality (VR) / 360° interactive Doodle to celebrate the life and artistry of French illusionist and film director Georges Méliès. Produced by Nexus Studios. Want to see it in VR? Click here: A charming illusionist, an adventurous queen of hearts and an evil green man journey through early cinema, film magic and love. Back to the Moon is an animated, interactive Doodle celebrating the artistry of film director and prestidigitator Georges Méliès. Follow @GoogleDoodles on Twitter Follow Google Spotlight Stories on Twitter: Download the Google Spotlight Stories app now to see it in VR! Play Store: iTunes: --- For more information on supported devices and known issues, please visit our FAQ page:
A video doodle commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of Berlin Wall and its pieces around the world. Original score by Nils Frahm - Archival photos: courtesy of the German Federal Archives (Bundesarchiv, ), photographers: Klaus Lehnartz, Heiko Specht
Today’s Doodle celebrates the railway that strengthened the shared cultural experience of a nation and helped unite a continent. From the country’s small villages to its big cities, Russia depends on the mighty Trans-Siberian Railway to traverse more than 6,000 miles and seven time zones between Moscow and Vladivostok. Composition: Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48, II. Waltz Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Recording by: Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra To see more Google Doodles, visit
Go behind the scenes of our latest short “Back to the Moon” a collaboration between Google Doodles and Google Spotlight Stories and the first-ever Virtual Reality (VR) / 360° interactive video Doodle to celebrate the life and artistry of French illusionist and film director Georges Méliès. Produced by Nexus Studios Watch the full 360/VR film here: goo.gl/B5zg9f A charming illusionist, an adventurous queen of hearts and an evil green man journey through early cinema, film magic and love. Back to the Moon is an animated, interactive Doodle celebrating the artistry of film director and magician Georges Méliès. Follow @GoogleDoodles on Twitter: Follow @GoogleATAP on Twitter: Download the Google Spotlight Stories app now on iOs: or on Android: to see it in VR!
Happy US Teacher Appreciation Week 2018! This week aims to cast a special spotlight on educators who have and continue to dedicate their lives to the intellectual and personal development of students across the nation. Created in partnership with all 55 2018 US State Teachers of the Year, today’s Doodle explores the theme: “What does it mean to be a teacher?” For more info behind the Doodle, including a note from one of our teacher collaborators, please visit:
On August 11, 1973, an 18-year-old, Jamaican-American DJ who went by the name of Kool Herc threw a back-to-school jam at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, New York. During his set, he decided to do something different. Instead of playing the songs in full, he played only their instrumental sections, or “breaks” - sections where he noticed the crowd went wild. During these “breaks” his friend Coke La Rock hyped up the crowd with a microphone. And with that, Hip Hop was born. Today, we celebrate the 44th anniversary of that very moment with a first-of-its-kind Doodle featuring a custom logo graphic by famed graffiti artist Cey Adams, interactive turntables on which users can mix samples from legendary tracks, and a serving of Hip Hop history - with an emphasis on its founding pioneers. What’s more, the whole experience is narrated by Hip Hop icon Fab 5 Freddy, former host of “Yo! MTV Raps.” See more at
We’re commemorating the start of the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games! To join in on the fun, find out more at . Video Credits: Design & Animation - Nate Swinehart Layout Support - David Davis Sound Credits: Music & Sound Design - aivi & surasshu Trumpet - Lachlan Day Piccolo - Kristin Naigus Guitar - Stemage
Today’s Doodle celebrates the parks and monuments of the U.S. National Parks on the occasion of the National Parks Service centennial. Designated in 1916, the National Parks Service has set aside over 84 million acres of protected land for everyone to explore and enjoy. We hope this Doodle inspires you to go out and explore our diverse national parks! Music and sounds by Glen Matisoff To see more Google Doodles, visit
Lotte Reiniger created visually stunning and fantastical films using black cardboard, scissors, and boundless imagination. Pre-dating Walt Disney by nearly a decade, Reiniger pioneered a style of animation that relied on thousands of photos of paper cut-out silhouettes arranged to tell a story. It was a painstaking process that involved moving paper characters ever so slightly and snapping a photo of each movement. She created many films over the years, including The Adventures of Prince Achmed, the oldest surviving feature length animation. Nearly a century later, Reiniger continues to inspire animators and artists. On what would have been her 117th birthday, we celebrate Reiniger’s limitless creativity and pioneering spirit. Original Music: Silas Hite (), Max Steiner Agency () See more Google Doodles at
Animated Google Doodle celebrating Langston Hughes, and his poem I Dream A World. Music Typewriter - The Boston Typewriter Orchestra () Piano - Adam Ever-Hadani
We were so excited to share the Pony Express Doodle game that we asked a friend of the team, animator Nate Swinehart, to tell a bit more about the history of the Pony Express & document the Doodle process. Play the game at:
Today's Doodle celebrates the 83rd birthday of Eduard Anatolyevich Khil, the Russian crooner known for the Mr. Trololo video that went viral in 2009. Khil received many awards during his heyday, including the People's Artist of Russia in 1974. His comeback as Mr. Trololo made him a worldwide sensation and meme favorite. We hope you enjoy tro-lo-lo-ing along with this Doodle!
Happy Pi Day! Celebrated each year on March 14th (3.14), Pi Day is dedicated to the mathematical constant, Pi. First recognized 30 years ago in 1988 by physicist Larry Shaw, Pi Day observers often celebrate with a slice of their favorite pie in honor of the number’s delicious sounding name. Today’s delectable Doodle - baked & built by award-winning pastry chef and inventor of the Cronut Dominique Ansel - pays homage to this well-rounded mathematical constant by representing the pi formula (circumference divided by diameter) using — what else — pie! Check out Dominique’s personal recipe for the Salted Caramel Apple Pie here:
Doodle 4 Google 2015 is now open! Learn more: doodle4google.com The Doodle Team and Discovery Education teamed up to introduce your students to the creative process. Create is the second video in a three-part series intended to help inspire creative thinking in your students. This video focuses on the second stage of the creative process, where students begin to express their ideas through drawing, creating a collage, painting and more. The strategies can help your student express themselves using a variety of mediums and materials.
Doodle 4 Google 2015 is now open! Learn more: doodle4google.com The Doodle Team and Discovery Education teamed up to introduce your students to the creative process. Imagine is the first video in a three-part series intended to help inspire creative thinking in your students. This video focuses on the first stage of the creative process, where students imagine what could be rather than what is. The strategies can help your student express themselves.
In anticipation of the 2013 US Doodle 4 Google Scholarship competition, Discovery Education visits the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA to meet the doodle team artists and engineers. Get behind-the-scenes access to the doodle process, Q&A, and even a LIVE doodle-off! More info:
Today we celebrate George Peabody, a father of modern philanthropy and the namesake of the prestigious Peabody Award. Fun fact: Today's Doodle art is the result of a Doodle team volunteer mural project at George Peabody Elementary School in San Francisco, California! The mural currently resides in the student cafeteria. This is a behind-the-scenes look the entire painting process. More on George Peabody: Born into a lineage of businessmen in 1852, Peabody’s private education was cut short when the Civil War impoverished his family. He went to New York to apprentice at a general store and took his education into his own hands, spending countless hours at Y.M.C.A. Library, which he called his “alma mater.” Not long after, he secured his future when he became a partner in a successful investment firm, marking the beginning of a long and lucrative career. During his life, Peabody immersed himself in social and political activism, with special focus on the promotion of education in the South. In fact, it was on this day in 1867 that he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal after donating $2,000,000 (roughly $36,000,000 today!) for the advancement of education, an act of generosity made all the more impressive by the fact that he left school at the age of 11.
Behind the scenes as the Google Doodle team creates a time-lapse trial run for the giant pumpkin Halloween doodle. ()
Doodle team lead Ryan Germick faces his fears for the giant pumpkin carving Halloween doodle. Watch closely to learn the mystery of why he's got a bike helmet on for half of the shoot and see the main doodle here: