14:51 20 December 2012
Google Doodle’s latest topic is the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. Internet users will see 22 cartoon pictures displayed in a slideshow, telling the story of Little Red Riding Hood visiting her grandmother.
This is part of the 200th anniversary celebrations for Grimm’s Fairy Tales.
The German brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm have written over 200 fairy tales for children. Their book ‘Children’s and Household Tales’, or “Kinder- und Hausmärchen”, was first published in 1812.
The tale of Little Red Riding Hood has been told over the years to many children, and in 2011 it was even released as a film with a dark twist. The original tale tells of a little girl meeting a big bad wolf in the woods while on her way to see her grandmother.
The wolf manages to disguise himself as the grandmother prompting Little Red Riding Hood to say the popular line “What big eyes you have”, with the retort “All the better to see you with”. In the end, a wood-cutter rescues the girl after she is eaten by the wolf.
Google Doodle displays the story although Little Red Riding Hood is withdrawn from the wolf’s mouth.
Other popular stories from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm includes; Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin and Snow White.
Previous Google Doodle’s have included the image of Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula to celebrate the 165th anniversary.
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