Angry Birds become Freddie Mercury for a day

Angry Birds want to ride their bicycle... for a good cause.

Angry Birds want to ride their bicycle... for a good cause.

Angry Birds makers Rovio Entertainment are teaming up with The Mercury Phoenix Trust to help celebrate Freddie For A Day by creating a wondrous video and selling some limited-edition Freddie Mercury Angry Bird t-shirts.


The Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded in 1992 by Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, along with Queen manager Jim Beach, to oversee the distribution of money raised for AIDS awareness. Freddie For A Day, which is celebrated each year on his September 5th birthday, is meant to help raise awareness about and funds to combat AIDS.

"'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," said Rovio's Peter Vesterbacka. "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."

The limited-edition shirts, which depict a Freddie Mercury Angry Bird, will be made available on the official webstores for Angry Birds and Bravado. A portion of their sales will be donated to the trust.

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