Google is celebrating the 80th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz with a easter egg on the search page. When searching for the term the wizard of oz, a pair of red shoes worn by the protagonist Dorothy is displayed in the Knowledge Panel on the right side of the screen. When you click on the icon, the page starts to rotate until it has an aged look with a black and white retro design, similar to the film images.
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During the transformation of the page, the voice of actress Judy Garland, Dorothy's performer, reproduced with the speech Theres no place like home (There is no place like our home), eternalized in the long. To return to normal, simply click on the hole cone that is located in place of the shoes. The house Dorothy is taken to the land of Oz rotates on the screen until the page is colored again. The prank works on the Google page on desktop and mobile.
Google honors 80 years of Wizard of Oz turning search page Photo: Reproduction / Google
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The links displayed on the screen during the transformation will still be clickable, but when accessed they will be displayed in the common color pattern. Performing a new search in the search field also disable the effect.
The movie The Wizard of Oz was released in September 1939, and tells the story of Dorothy and her dog Tot, who are taken to the magical land of Oz after a hurricane hits the farm where they live. During the adventure, they meet the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Leo. They rely on the Wizard of Oz's help to escape Brux M.
The musical received the Oscars for best soundtrack and best original music, for the song Over the rainbowat the 1940 awards ceremony. In this Oscar edition, the film was also nominated for best film, best art direction and best special effects.
Dorothy's shoes transform Google's page in honor of The Wizard of Oz movie Photo: Reproduction / Google
This is not the first time Google honors a movie with a easter egg on the search page. In April of this year, a snap of fingers from the Thanos character in the Avengers: Ultimatum film made the search results disappear like dust, just like in the saga movies. Other specials were also added to the search engine, such as the Wimbledon tournament in July this year, which released a tennis game on the results page.
Google's Easter egg in honor of Wizard of Oz also works on mobile Photo: Playback / Google
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