Queen’s Freddie Mercury Becomes An ‘Angry Birds’ Character
Angry Birds developers Rovio has teamed up with Freddie For A Day—an annual initiative to celebrate late Freddie Mercury’s birthday on 5 September to raise funds for Mercury Phoenix Trust—to turn the iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll frontman into an honorary member of the Angry Birds family.
Rovio will be releasing a new animation for that will feature ‘Freddie the Angry Bird’—with Freddie’s iconic bushy mustache and big teeth—riding his bicycle to Queen’s famous track ‘Bicycle Race’.
“Freddie for a Day is such a great way to honor Freddie’s fun and flamboyant spirit while delivering an important message, and we’re delighted to be supporting them in our own Angry Birds style,” Rovio CMO Peter Vesterbacka said in a statement. “Queen’s music has endured for a reason, because its creativity and contagious fun appeals to fans of all ages, and we’re happy to help keep Freddie’s memory and music alive for new generations of fans.” s
A limited-edition Freddie Mercury Angry Bird T-shirt has also been made available.
[via Freddie For A Day, Queen, and Angry Birds]