Google 20th Birthday #SearchIs20
On the 20th birthday of the popular search engine and tech giant Google, users found an interesting video on their Google home page. We’ve been asking Google questions for a long, long time, so it used this simple yet powerful insight and took a nostalgic look back at the most popular search engine queries throughout the years. And converted these searches into its wildly popular doodles.
The video starts out by paying homage to old computer systems, and follows popular queries throughout the years, such as “What will happen on Y2K?”, “What’s the human genome project?” and “is Pluto still a planet?” interwoven with stunning animations that depict some of the most popular events that happened over the last twenty years.
With questions asked in popular languages spoken around the world, this video celebrates Google’s history and global impact. The film ends with a heartfelt message: “Thank you from Google.”
We think this Google doodle is a unique and exciting way to celebrate the company’s 20th birthday, and by illustrating some of our common search queries with such beautiful imagery, almost every user out there is bound to enjoy this nostalgic video.
— Google (@Google) September 27, 2018
— Google (@Google) September 24, 2018
Directors: Matt Cruickshank, Sophie Diao
Story Lead: Nate Swinehart
Producer: Colin Duffy
Doodle Team Leads: Ryan Germick, Brian Kaas
Writer: Elena Skopetos
Sound Design: Nick Zammuto
Marketing: Julianne Niemaszyk, Perla Campos
Animation Production Partners: MediaMonks
Art & Animation Direction: Nico Piccirilli, Fran Marquez
Associate Creative Director: Vincent Vercoutre
Art Team: Nico Piccirilli, Fran Marquez, Sergio Filho, Yan Jamacaru, German Di Ciccio, Juan Behrens, Lorenzo Milito
2D Animation: Declan Byrne, Nico Piccirilli, Sergio Filho, Maxime Inden, Patrick Brem, Adriel Delgado, Tom Kamps, Floris van Raak, Michiel Schellekens, Oscar Sobrino
Stop Motion: Daniela Uribe (Blnd)
3D Animation: Oscar Sobrino, Martijn van den Broek, Adriel Delgado
Producers: Tara Conlin, Thymo van der Vlies
Global Head of Animation: Pierre Nelwan