It seems that the Angry Birds have a thing for Rock ‘n’ Roll these days (see Green Day). Rovio and Angry Birds have announced that they are supporters of the Mercury Phoenix Trust and Freddie For A Day, which takes place every year on September 5th and celebrates the life of legendary rocker Freddie Mercury. To kick things off Rovio has created a brand new animation which features “‘Freddie’ the Angry [yellow] Bird riding his bicycle to the famous Queen track ‘Bicycle Race’”.
To further increase awareness, there will also be a limited-edition Freddie Mercury Angry Bird t-shirt (no link available yet). In addition, tonight there is a special fundraising event hosted by Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. Proceeds from the event go to the Mercury Phoenix Trust, which is helping fight AIDS worldwide.