Mister Rogers celebrated with Google Doodle
Google is celebrating the filming of the first episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" with a special Doodle today.
Although the first episode didn't air until Feb. 19, 1968, on PBS, it was filmed on Sept. 21, 1967.
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
The stop-motion, animated video Doodle was created in collaboration with Fred Rogers Productions, The Fred Rogers Center, and BixPix Entertainment. The video is set to the iconic "Won't You Be My Neighbor" song.
Super honored to have co-directed today's Doodle celebrating Mr. Rogers with Melissa Crowton, and all the amazing, and extremely talented people at @Bix_Pix! Truly one of my favorite projects, for one of the best and kindest humans. ????https://t.co/KbRosrLQ1I pic.twitter.com/LXFnj0Ni3u— Olivia When (@usuallyawake) September 21, 2018
According to Google, the Doodle aims to be a reminder of the nurturing, caring, and whimsy that made the show feel like a "television visit" between Mister Rogers and his young viewers.