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Friday, April 15, 2011

Google Pays Tribute to Charlie Chaplin with a Doodle

The birth of Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, the English comic actor, film director and composer best known for his work during the silent era, has been celebrated by the search engine Google.
Chaplin, born in London on 16 April 1889, was also well known for his oversized trousers and shoes, bowler hat and toothbrush moustache, with The Tramp who features as a tribute act in the video, his most popular character.

Google is celebrating Charlie Chaplin's 122nd birthday, one day in advance, with a Google Doodle in video format, that stars a lookalike of The Little Tramp in a Google-themed act very similar to original Charlie Chaplin shorts.
Google, the world’s most popular and most visited website is known for its celebration of special days and occasions but has only rarely featured a video doodle on its homepage.

The Google doodle had first gone interactive in May 2010 to celebrate the 30th birthday of the popular Pac-Man game. Then on October 8, 2010, Google celebrated John Lennon's birthday, a day in advance, with an innovative doodle that played a 32 second clip of Imagine, considered to be the singer-songwriter's most popular song.

For a dozen years, the search engine has been occasionally swapping its everyday logo for a doodle, a sketch celebrating holidays, inventions, artists and sporting events, and showcasing designs from contest-winning students.

So go ahead, click on the doodle and enjoy Google's tribute to Charlie Chaplin.

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