In the mouse over, it says "Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Courtesy of Dr. Seuss Enterprises."
So, does this mean that the Google Doodler didn't create this one or that Dr Seuss Ent. just gave them the rights to use the characters? Have they ever displayed a doodle that they didn't create?
> Have they ever displayed a doodle that they didn't create?
Yep, the top couple are examples: google.com/holidaylogos.html
>> Have they ever displayed a doodle that they didn't create?
>Yep, the top couple are examples: google.com/holidaylogos.html
No! That Valentine's Day was online in USA, Canada and UK eg.
The other was in Germany, France and....
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugs_and ... the explination why is here
> does this mean that the Google Doodler didn't create this one
> or that Dr Seuss Ent. just gave them the rights to use the characters?
It means Google licensed the right to use the characters, but did the artwork themselves. Google's holiday logo pages are nowadays very careful to mention any licensing details. Some doodles are listed "courtesy of" which presumably means they asked permission and were granted it. Others, like the Marc Chagall 2008 doodle, have an extensive explanation of the licensing arrangement.
But ... all of the Dali doodles have disappeared from the site! I guess Google didn't license the right to create the derivatives of Dali's work, and has had to take them down.
I'll never forget Google's first Dali doodle, with the letters melting. I had never seen a Google doodle before, and I assumed google.com had been hacked!
"The Artists Rights Society was behind Google's removal of a 2002 doodle inspired by another Spanish surrealist artist, Salvador Dali."
Looks like Google is courtesy of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. LOL
I've just surfed. And found this one:
There is no event/occasion describing about this logo. DID Google really wanted to be black and funky???
JEShack: that logo is just one of their early "messing about" attempts. See the bottom of this page: