— Back to the Moon

Co-directed by Fx Goby and Google Doodles’ Hélène Leroux, ‘Back to the Moon’ celebrates pioneering illusionist and filmmaker Georges Méliès.

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Google Doodles, Google Spotlight Stories, Google Arts and Culture, Cinématèque Française and Nexus Studios, the film launched as the first ever virtual reality (VR) / 360 interactive Google Doodle.

Transporting the viewer inside his magical world via some of his best known films, styles, techniques and characters, the film also features a Mathieu Alvado score recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Enjoy the 360 video above or enjoy the full VR experience on mobile, Cardboard or Daydream by downloading the Google Spotlight stories app for iOS or Android or on Steam.


Magic Tricks

“The One-Man Band” 1900


“The Living Playing Cards” 1905

La Cinematheque Francaise

“The Mermaid” 1904

La Sirène

“The Devil and the Statue” 1902

Le Diable Géant ou le Miracle de la Madonne





“A Trip to the Moon” 1902

Le Voyage Dans la Lun

Did you spot these in the background?

Behind the scenes

Méliès and Queen character design
Méliès One-Man Band design
Moon design