Mouse TV Gets a Google Doodle in Germany

Google Germany users woke up to a new Google Doodle logo celebrating the popular German children's TV series Die Sendung mit der Maus ("The Program with the Mouse"). The show turns 40 years old this week.


The educational show features segments, some educational, some merely entertaining. In between segments, the show features "mouse spots," which are hand-drawn animated shorts featuring the mouse and typically his friends who include a duck and a blue elephant.

Much like Sesame Street in the U. S., the show's theme music is recognized throughout the country. The show has also received numerous awards over the years from both the TV and educational communities.


About the author

A seasoned Web developer since 1993, Thom is a technical SEO and digital analytics veteran. Thom started his first Web consultancy, New York Web Works, in 1997 and never looked back. His current role as Director of Analytics at Acronym puts him on the forefront of analyzing websites of some of the biggest brands.

Part of the ClickZ Academy faculty, Thom has also taught for several well-respected colleges and universities. A ghost author of over a dozen technical training manuals, Thom has written for several industry blogs. He is a regular speaker at ClickZ Live events and is also a veteran of TEDx.