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Google doodles for Grimm's Fairy Tales

Posted on Dec 20, 01:43PM | IBNS

Popular search engine Google on Thursday created an interactive doodle to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Grimm's Fairy Tales where netizens could see the popular tale of 'Little Red Riding Hood' depicted in 22 illustrious frames.

Children's and Household Tales (Kinder und Hausmärchen in German) is a collection of German folk tales which was first published in 1812 by German brothers Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm and Wilhelm Carl Grimm. It is popularly known was Grimm's Fairy Tales.

Jacob and Wilhelm gave the world some popular fairy tales including 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Rapunzel' and 'Hansel and Gretel'.

Thursday marks the 200th anniversary of the first publication of the collection of fairy tales.

Marking the 200th anniversary, Google created a beautiful doodle depicting the entire story of 'Little Red Riding Hood'.

One could click the arrow in the interactive doodle to see the illustrious frames where Red Riding Hood is travelling through the forest to meet her grandmother, meeting the bad wolf and finally the woodcutter saving the little girl and her grandmother from the wolf.

One can first see the Google logo in the first frame of the doodle where the little girl appears as the first 'O' of the word Google. The logo reappears in the last frame and it seems as if it has been woven by Red Riding Hood's grandmother.

The first volume of the first edition contained 86 stories. The second volume of 70 stories followed in 1814. For the second edition, two volumes were issued in 1819 and a third in 1822, totalling 170 tales.

The seventh and final edition was published in 1857 and it had 211 stories. All editions were extensively illustrated, first by Philipp Grot Johann and, after his death in 1892, by Robert Leinweber.

From Charlie Chaplin to Marie Curie, Google doodles have not only celebrated the birth anniversaries of great personalities, they have also made internet users know about important dates through the designs and animation.