Freddie Mercury turned into an animated Angry BirdBy Reverb Staff | September 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
The late, great Freddie Mercury has been honored with his very own incarnation of an Angry Bird. In an animated video from the creators of the famous game franchise, Mercury stars as a yellow triangle-shaped bird with an iconic mustache and white tank top. He sports a gaudy crown as well, and the slightest inkling of chest hair.
Remaining Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor are hosting the third annual “Freddie for a Day” fundraiser in London on Wednesday. The fundraiser encourages participants to dress like Freddie Mercury in any way, anywhere, asking for sponsors along the way. The money benefits Mercury Phoenix Trust and research for AIDS.
Mercury’s birthday is Wednesday, Sept. 5 and the video features the Angry Bird reincarnation set to Queen’s “Bicycle Race.” The Freddie bird leads a pack of the well-known Angry Bird characters on a wooden bike as the video promotes the fundraiser. -Kelsey Fowler
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