Google Doodle pays tribute to Winsor MCay’s ‘Little Nemo’

By Daniel S Levine,

Today’s Google Doodle pays tribute to one of the giants in the world of cartoonists, Winsor McCay, and his most famous creation, Little Nemo.

Geek.com reports that today marks the 107th anniversary of the first Litte Nemo in Slumberland strip’s publication. It was published on October 15, 1905 in the New York Herald and continued until 1911. The character of Nemo spent his time in Slumberland on the search for a princess.

The strip was well-known for its vibrant colors and whimsical style and was published under the pseudonym Silas, notes The Telegraph.

To this day, McCay is considered one of the major innovators in the world of animation. He is best remembered for 1914’s Gertie The Dinosaur, which is considered the first work to include a character relatable to the audience, even if it was a dinosaur. He also created The Sinking of the Lusitania, a film that was used to help win Americans’ support for World War I.

McCay was born in 1869 in Michigan and died in 1934 in Brooklyn.

Google is known for its Doodles that celebrate various anniversaries and holidays. You can see the full list of past Doodles here.

image: Google

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