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Google celebrates 200th anniversary of Brothers Grimm with ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ interactive Doodle (video)


Google is honoring the 200th anniversary of folk tales by Brothers Grimm with one of its famous interactive Google Doodles on the homepage.

The Doodle allows web visitors to toggle between storyboards of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale, as retold by Jacob Grimm and his younger brother Wilhelm Grimm, known as the Brothers Grimm, in the 19th century.

The Brothers Grimm are some of the most iconic storytellers of European folk tales, as their work, which often featured darker themes, main-streamed local tales such as “Cinderella”, The Frog Prince”, “Hansel and Gretel”, “Rapunzel”, “Rumpelstiltskin”, and “Snow White”.  Their first narrative collection, dubbed “Children’s and Household Tales” published in 1812.

Once the beautifully designed Google Doodle finishes its animated display on the homepage, visitors can then click the magnifying glass icon on the right to Google search “Brothers Grimm” and learn more about the celebrated duo.

So, check out the Doodle in the video above, browse through the screen captures after the break, or just go to

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