Friday, September 23, 2011

Jim Henson Google Doodle and Digital Puppet Karoke

If you visit the Google homepage tonight or tomorrow the "Google Doodle" features six digital puppets that you can perform with your mouse. It's the result of a collaboration between The Jim Henson Company and Google to commemorate what would have been Jim Henson's 75th birthday tomorrow.

What I love most about this is that such a clever, but simple thing is unleashing people's creativity. Within hours of the Google Doodle appearing "digital puppet karoke" videos of the puppets lip syncing to songs started popping up on YouTube.

Here's one of The Black Eyed Peas' Boom Boom Pow:

...and another of "Earth Angel":

Neat, huh?

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