Thursday’s (Oct. 31) Google Doodle is packed with tricks, treats and some spooky tunes.
The image of a seemingly normal neighborhood in shades of purple, orange, black, yellow and white features a series of hidden treasures activated by the click of a mouse. With a creepy Danny Elfman-esque soundtrack heavy on vibraphone, slide whistle and accordion, the carnival-like music plays as clicks reveal an octopus tentacle hiding behind some kelp, leaves stuck on an antenna and a series of options to choose trick or treat to find out more about jaguars, octopi, owls, wolves and tarantulas.
The animated tricks are mixed in with information tidbits, such as octopi have three hearts, only two of which pump while they swim, which is why they prefer to crawl, as well as the short bit featuring a jaguar playing a keyboard. There are plenty more hidden gems for you to find… if you dare!
The Google Doodle was helmed by Art Lead Lydia Nichols, with the animation done by Stan Cameron, Alyssa Winans, and Lydia Nichols, as Newsweek reports. Silas Hite is responsible for the spooky soundtrack.
I created the music & sound effects for today’s interactive #Halloween #GoogleDoodle, made in collaboration with @World_Wildlife — → https://t.co/wjq3393zuT Happy Halloween!!! #spookyseason #composer pic.twitter.com/NljhawW4J3
— Silas Hite (@satincowboy) October 31, 2019