Brothers Grimm Honored With Google Doodle: Red Riding Hood to Visit Grandma, Google pays tribute Thursday to Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, known popularly as the Brothers Grimm, the 200th anniversary of his famous children’s stories. Of all the stories written by two German brothers, the Mountain View company has chosen one of the most popular, Red Riding Hood, represented in a ‘Google Doodle’ interactive.
Little Red Riding Hood goes to visit her grandmother’s hand Google. Not that the little Red Riding Hood has been modernized and use the company’s services, such as Google Maps or Google Earth to find the fastest and without meeting the big bad wolf but the U.S. company has recreated the story through a ‘ doodle ‘interactive. Thus, the company pays tribute to the 200th anniversary of the tales of the Brothers Grimm, among which stands out as one of the most popular the little girl with the red coat.
The homepage of the most famous Internet search abandons its usual logo and full of color and movement through the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Clicking an arrow appears on the right side, users progress through different vignettes in which narrates the story of this little girl who goes to visit his grandmother with a basket of food.
The authors of this and other stories and popular are the brothers Grimm. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm noted for his work in the field of language teaching and research, which has earned them recognition as the founders of German philology. However, fairy tales and children’s stories of these two brothers have been the most popular stories of all time.
In 1803 the brothers Grimm met at the University of Marburg (Hesse) to romantic Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim, who awakened in them an interest in folk tales. Jacob and Wilhelm began compiling and tales from oral tradition. In 1812 and 1815 published two volumes of short stories for children and home.
The collection was expanded in 1857 and is popularly known as Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Its spread has been instrumental in disseminating stories like Snow White, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, The source of the fairies, Juan without fear or Tom Thumb.
The tale starring the ‘Google Doodle’ on Thursday has become one of the most popular of the brothers Grimm. Perrault was the first one picked up this story and included it in a volume of short stories in 1697, which was noted for being a legend rather cruel, aimed at preventing girls from encounters with strangers.
In 1812, the brothers Grimm wrote the story and took up a new version, which was the one that made Riding Hood was almost universally known and remains today the most widely read. The Brothers Grimm wrote a more innocent and less erotic elements that previously published. Also added a happy ending to the story, as tales used to have the time.