Washington: It is the tradition of Google to celebrate the important events and anniversaries of famous people by honouring them with a Google Doodle. Google on December 20, featured the “Brothers Grimm” with one of the longest animated Google Doodles.
The longest doodle tells the story of one of the most well known Brothers Grimm stories of Little Red Ridding Hood.
Introduction of Brothers Grimm:
The two Grimm brothers, Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859), were German academics, linguists, cultural researchers, and authors who together collected folklore.
The two German brothers began collecting the best fairytales of their age. They gathered an array of stories involving princes and princesses, forests, castles and magic, but also darker sagas of cannibalism, dismemberment, murder and evil stepmothers.
They are among the most well-known storytellers of European folk tales, and their work popularized stories as “Cinderella”, “The Frog Prince”, “Hansel and Gretel”, “Rapunzel”, “Rumpelstiltskin”, and “Snow White”. Their first collection of folk tales, Children’s and Household Tales, was published in 1812.
Description of Borthers Grimm Google Doodle:
The Brothers Grimm Doodle depicts the images of the “Story of Little Red Riding Hood”, a European fairy tale about a young girl and a Big Bad Wolf.
First Google Doodle: Little Red Riding Hood, a young girl, was seen standing with a picnic basket in her hand.
Second Google Doodle: Little Red Riding Hood is walking over a bridge entering the forest. She is singing and being happy to be on her way to visit her Grandmother.
Third Google Doodle: Little Red Riding Hood is still a little kid, and she is not fully aware of all the dangers that are in the forest. Two eyes were seen in the picture looking at little Red Riding Hood. These are the eyes of the Big Bad Wolf and highlights the dangers that the world offers to little naive kids.
Fourth Google Doodle: The Wolf approaches Little Red Riding Hood and asks her where she is going. In the scene Little Red Riding Hood is being callable and tell the Wolf about her grandmother that is sick, and that she is going to visit her grandmother, without knowing that the Wolf is mentally sick and psycho and can hurt her.
Fifth Google Doodle: After talking to Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf realize that Little Red Riding Hood did not listen to her parents warning her not to talk to strangers, and takes advantage of Little Red Riding Hood, telling her that he thinks her Grandma would appreciate it if she picked some flowers for her, and show her a place where she can pick flowers for the Grandma.
Sixth Google Doodle: While Little Red Riding Hood is picking flowers for her Grandmother, the Wolf is quickly making his way to Little Red Riding Hood’s Grandmothers House.
Seventh Google Doodle: Close to where Little Red Riding Hood’s Grandmother lives the Wolf crosses a river in some of the other versions of the Brothers Grimm Little Red Riding Hood story there is a pond close to the grandmothers house.
Eight Google Doodle: The wolf reaches Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmothers house long before Little Red Riding Hood because he distracted her with the flowers.
Ninth Google Doodle: The Wolf gets to the Grandmothers home and because he knows that Little Red Riding Hood is going to visit her grandmother, and the grandmother is expecting Little Red Riding Hood, the wolf pretends to be her and easily fool her sick grandmother to open the door for him!
Tenth Google Doodle: Once the Grandmother opens the door for the Wolf he easily overpowers her. In some stories he lock the Grandmother in the closet and in other stories the Wolf ate the Grandmother.
Eleventh Google Doodle: Being only a little girl, Little Red Riding Hood is surprised to find her grandma in bed when she finally arrives, her grandma also looks different and she is uncertain about why her grandmother looks the way she looks, she thinks by herself that it might be because her grandmother is sick!
Twelve Google Doodle: Little Red Riding Hood cannot hold her curiosity anymore and asks the Wolf why his ears are so big. The wolf answers that it is to hear her better. Then she asks him why his nose is so big and he answers her it is to better smell her, she then ask him why his mouth is so big, and he answers that it is to eat her!
Thirteenth Google Doodle: The wolf then jump’s up and eat Little Red Riding Hood. He then falls asleep…
Fourteenth Google Doodle: Luckily for Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother there is a Wood Chopper close to the house. He earlier saw the Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood talking and thought that he will keep an eye on the two, when he hears snoring coming from the grandmothers house he knows that there is something wrong and quickly go to the house to investigate.”
Fifteenth Google Doodle: The Wood Choppers find the Wolf sleeping in the Grandmothers house and immediately knows that there is something wrong.
Sixteenth Google Doodle: The scene shows that the grandmother had knitted a rope in the wolf’s stomach that she and little red riding hood wanted to use to climb out of the wolf stomach.
Seventeenth Google Doodle: The wood chopper saw the Knitting coming out of the Wolf’s mouth and junked on it, pulling both little Red Riding Hood and her Grandmother from the Wolf’s stomach, saving them both!
Eighteenth Google Doodle: After saving Little Red Riding Hood and her Grandmother the Wood Chopper fights with the Bad Wolf and knocks the Wolf unconscious, In the image, Little Red Riding Hood looked really happy as the Wood Chopper saved her!
Nineteenth Google Doodle: In Google image, the Wolf is send to jail.
In the end the Brothers Grimm story ends on a high note with Little Red Riding Hood beings saved and her grandmother fine. The story comes with a good moral story warning children not to talk to strangers and not to walk in dangerous place alone!