Yes, I’m A Google Doodle junkie, I admit to checking out their home page daily to see if there is a special Google Doodle! Today they have an animated themed tribute to the opening of the first ever drive in movie theater!
Today’s animated Google Doodle on their home page leads directly to a listing for the opening of the first drive-in theater in New Jersey, 79 years ago today.
Included below for just a bit of additional history on the drive in movie theater is a drawing from the first patent for the Drive-In Theater (United States Patent# 1,909,537) which was issued on May 16, 1933. The first drive in movie patent was issues to Richard Hollingshead. Richard Hollingshead, then a young sales manager at his dad’s Whiz Auto Products, opened the first drive-in on Tuesday, June 6, 1933, at a location on Crescent Boulevard in Camden, New Jersey. The price of admission was 25 cents for the car and 25 cents per person. Have you ever been to a drive in movie theater? If not, you should go at least once. Today’s drive in movie theaters usually show a very popular movie at a great price (Usually $5.00 to $10 per car) instead of the standard $9+ per ticket for the indoor movie theater tickets.
Check out a few screenshots of today’s Google Doodle animation below.
Google is celebrating Valentine’s Day the world over with an animated “Doodle” for Valentines Day. In some countries, the strains of Grammy-winning Tony Bennett — crooning the bluesy Hank Williams tune “Cold, Cold Heart” — provide the only words. Created by Michael “Lippy” Lipman and Google Designer Willie Real.
Created by Michael “Lippy” Lipman and Google Designer Willie Real.While today’s animated doodle does have the internet buzzing for many reasons, I don’t think it will come close to surpassing the popular Pacman Doddle. The Valentines animation is creative and Google even tossed in a bit of controversy to really get people talking by including at the end a half-dozen tiles featuring various ”couples,” including a dog and a cat, an astronaut and an alien; the ever popular frog and a prince and even a tile featuring two tuxedoed men holding hands. Says Lipman: “I think Google was pretty aware of everybody in those final squares and they decided [them] with purpose.”
This is Lipman’s first Doodle and Real’s second doodle. He previously worked on last year’s Doodle to celebrate “father of genetics” Gregor Mendel.
Google definitely knows how to Brand. I can’t think of another company that has ever made such creative use of their logo. For years they have captivated users with their fun Google Doodle Holiday or special occasion logos.
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I think my all time favorite has to be the Google animated logo Pacman which was actually a mini version of the Pacman game, created for the game’s 30th anniversary on May 22, 2010. There was an actual study done by RescueTime, that determined the Pac-Man on Google playable version of the iconic game cost the economy a total of 4,819,352 man-hours and a whopping $120,483,800 in lost productivity. As RescueTime put it, you could hire every single Google employee, including co-founders Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and CEO Eric Schmidt, and get them for six weeks for that much money. I admit, I’m one of those that spent time playing a few games. If you missed out or you would just like to play it again Google has made it available for you to either play online or download. Play Pacman here.
Another wildly popular animated doodle was created to celebrate the birthday of musician and inventor Les Paul.
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According to the Official Google Blog, in just 48 hours in the U.S., users recorded 5.1 years worth of music—40 million songs—using the doodle guitar. And those songs were played back 870,000 times!
Other favorite Google Animations are:
Google Balls: THE MYSTERY DOODLE I liked this one because it had media outlets and blogs the world over trying to figure out just what Google was up to. Other popular animated Google Doodles include:
If you have an idea for a Google doodle you can submit it by emailing: email@example.com.
Tomorrow we’ll share some of our favorite non-animated Google Doodles with you. What have been some of your favorites? Leave us a comment below or post your favorites in a message to us on Twitter or Facebook.