Google Map As a Cute Toy Robot

Japanese folks love their privacy, sushi and…cute little robots. So Google Japan came out with this super-cute stop-motion animation of wooden toy characters to explain how they collect data in the land of the rising sun. The robot (let’s call him Snoop-the-friendly-robot), is seen removing all private information from photographs and obediently removing specific details when asked through a colorful telephone. Awwwww.

The theme music is appropriate and not too different from what you may hear while listening to Thomas the steam engine. I wonder if someone composed that or if it was automatically generated with one of those arranger keyboard so popular in Italy and Asia. Either way, it must have been fun to play and record.

See Japan? There’s noting to worry about. Google is not Godzilla.