Carving out a Halloween Google Doodle

Google's doodle team celebrates Halloween by showing the transformation of giant pumpkins.

Story highlights

  • Google's Halloween-themed doodle shows time-lapse carving of giant pumpkins
  • Video shows employees carving massive pumpkins into Google logo
  • Some of the pumpkins in the video weigh more than 1,000 pounds
You know there's something significant going on when Google creates one of its whimsical "doodles" on its home page, and Halloween is no exception.
In case you can't see it where you are, this year (in some countries), there's a time-lapse video showing some of the most gigantic pumpkins in the world, going through a metamorphosis from blobs of orange to art as night falls.
Here's how the Googlers describe the making of this kooky video on the official Google blog:
"To celebrate Halloween this year, the doodle team wanted to capture that fascinating transformation that takes place when carving a pumpkin. Instead of picking up a few pumpkins from the grocery store, however, we decided to work on six giant pumpkins, specially delivered from nearby Half Moon Bay (some weighing well over 1,000 pounds). What you see is a timelapse video of the approximately eight hours we spent carving in the middle of our Mountain View, California, campus."
Watch the video of this Halloween Google doodle -- or go to to experience the doodle for yourself.