People the nation over are waking up to a new Google Doodle that is sure to bring a smile to millions of faces. It’s an extended Doodle done in memory of the first day of filming of the iconic children’s television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
The initial Doodle is a still of stop motion animation of children gathered around an old school boob tube, watching Rogers. But when you press play on the animation it takes you to a YouTube video that features Rogers soft voice and the unforgettable tune “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”
The Mister Rogers Google Doodle comes with a full cast and crew. It was directed by Melissa Crowton and Olivia Huynh and made in collaboration with Fred Rogers Productions, The Fred Rogers Center, and BixPix Entertainment.
The Doodle is trending at #1 on Twitter this morning.
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! Today’s #GoogleDoodle celebrates everyone’s favorite neighbor, Mister Rogers. A look back at five things we remember most from his 50-year legacy. pic.twitter.com/d4MQnlFg38
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) September 21, 2018
It’s a beautiful day in this Neighborhood! Today’s #GoogleDoodle celebrates #MisterRogers, who taught children & adults across the US the power of love, kindness, acceptance, & a good sweater. 😊→ https://t.co/dcJS1Vr5tq pic.twitter.com/NMxxe6me45
— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) September 21, 2018