Doctor Who: Google's Most Interactive Logo Yet

Nov 22, 2013 - 7:57 am 9 by
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I bet you are scratching your head asking where is the Doctor Who logo on Google.com? Well, wait, it will show up - I'll bet you it will show up soon.

If you go to other countries, such as Google UK, you will see the Doodle for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

Here is an animated version of the logo:

Doctor Who Google Logo

Now, if you want to play the endless logo, you can, any time now or in the future at google.com/doodles/doctor-whos-50th-anniversary - that is the destination page for the logo.

In fact, it tells us that this logo should be "global," which means on every Google home page no matter of country or geo-location. So there must be a delay on why it is not showing up on Google.com.

Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television program produced by the BBC. The program depicts the adventures of a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor. The first episode was tomorrow, 50 years ago on November 23, 1963 and the final episode was on December 6, 1989, 26 years later.

Why is the Doodle showing up today and not tomorrow? Maybe Google will run the logo for two days?

Here are the names of the teams who worked on this special Doodle:

  • Engineering Guru's - Rui Lopes, Corrie Scalisi. Mark Ivey
  • Additional support - Doug Simpkinson, Jonathan Shneier
  • All things D of 3 - Leon Hong
  • Deity of rain, lava & lightening - Kevin Laughlin
  • Additional game ideas - Gregory Capuano
  • Sounds - The BBC, Tom Tabanao, Manuel Clement and Cody!
  • Creative consultant - Chris Dibona
  • User testing - Jennifer Zamora

I suspect this will be a delayed launch logo with a 1.5 to 2 day life. Which has happened before, maybe one or two times.

FYI, Google also released a special easter egg on Android for Doctor Who recently, check out our TARDIS post.

Update: +High Position finished the Doodle in 1:58, here is a video:

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