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Google Doodle for Jim Henson 75th birthday

Most homes around the world, and especially in the United States have heard of The Muppets. Something that not as many people know is that they were created by Jim Henson, and it would have been his 75th birthday today.

Thanks to a Google Doodle, millions of web searches will find out a little more about Jim Henson today. The new Google logo highlights The Muppets and when you hover over the logo you’ll see each Muppet follow your mouse pointer, although that is just the start of the fun, head to Google’s homepage to see for yourself. Unlike most Doodle’s, when you click this one it does not take you to a Google search, instead you’ll interact with the Doodle when clicking.

Some text will pop up when you leave the mouse still over the logo, this states “Jim Henson’s 75th birthday”. Henson sadly died on May 16, 1990 and was well known on the television show “Sesame Street”, and he helped create some pretty amazing Muppets for movies, which included Fraggle Rock.

The Walt Disney Company now own the Muppets brand, although this does not include certain characters like those from Sesame Street.

What are your memories of Jim Henson and the Muppets, also what do you think of today’s Google Doodle? As always you can look at the history of Doodle’s via this page google.com/logos, and also see the latest Google news on PR here.

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