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Today's interactive Google Doodle commemorates Little Nemo, the main character in the comics strips of Winsor McCay, published in the New York Herald and the New York American from 1905 to 1914.
The strip debuted on October 15, 1905 -- exactly 107 years ago.
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While not a big success in its time, the strip was later adapted for the theater and influenced many artists, including comic book writer Alan Moore and children's book author Maurice Sendak.
The Doodle itself is animated and interactive, gradually expanding into the biggest Doodle we've seen.
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Each package gets larger with a mouse-over, and a click on it returns search results pertinent to a specific country or the particular items featured in a scene. This one is from December 24, 2010.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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