To celebrate the 122nd birthday of Charlie Chaplin, the doodle team decided to collaborate on a live action short. The doodlers actually became the doodle, like Mike Dutton here, who played the role of Chaplin.
One of the storyboard layouts.
Google News, circa April 16, 1921. On the front page is David Kiehn of the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum. He played the role of advisor for the film.
Chaplin's mustache falls off during rehearsal.
The crew sets up the first scene of the shoot. It's a hot and sunny morning, but having just dealt with several weeks of rain, we're glad to be able to shoot on location!
Ryan, as the Keystone Cop, practices a look of disapproval.
Ryan, wearing the hat of authority, directs Chaplin.
A temporary truce between Tramp and Cop as the mustache is applied before filming.
Quiet on the set!
Drawing the letters for the 'Portrait Doodle.'
Preston, the Doodle Team's marketing manager, is quite pleased with his first ever Google Doodle.
Andrew and Kristina setting up the shot for the wagon scene.
Life imitates art as Jennifer and Kris, doodle artist and engineer, build the Google logo.
Sophia, the painter in the film (and real life doodler), practices her camouflaging technique within the Google logo.
That's a wrap!