Freddie Mercury Becomes an Angry Bird

Late Queen frontman inspires animation set to 'Bicycle Race'

Freddie For a Day
Rovio Entertainment
September 3, 2012 11:25 AM ET

The late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury is being honored today with an animated video in which the singer is portrayed as an Angry Bird. To honor the singer's birthday (September 5th), the creators of the Angry Birds franchise have posted a video set to Queen's "Bicycle Race." 

In London, Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor are hosting the third annual fundraiser Freddie for a Day, which benefits the Mercury Phoenix Trust's work towards AIDS research.  

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