Angry Birds Support “Freddie For A Day” with New Animation & Honorary Character

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.

Tags: Charity, Freddie For A Day
Category: Videos

    Comments (29)

    By Isaac

    will it be a game?

    By Dillon

    We’ll find out on the 5th.

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    According the charity site, Rovio is just supporting by making a video and t-shirt:

    No mention of a game.

    By Koronja

    Thank you Angry-Birds!

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    By PK (@pokemonguy93)

    There are two new Angry Birds Games coming out. One is Angry Birds Philadelphia Eagles and the Freddie for a Day Angry Birds web game. Are you guys happy?

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    By PJng (@pjng)

    I’m not so happy since that is web game.

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    By Me Gusta (@angry-didier)

    How are you so sure that it will be a web game? Until now, Rovio hasn’t released a single (web-based) game which they announced only 2 days before. I think that this is just a video trying to make ABFans support the whole Freddy Mercury project and AIDS-research…

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    Ther’s no web game for this. No app, either. There will be a limited edition of the Angry Birds Freddie T-shirt, to raise money for the Mercury Phoenix Trust. I plan to buy one, as yellow bird as Freddie Mercury is simply a great image.

    That said, I’d like to see an app with a Queen tie-in. Great music, great band and great game. It would be a win-win-win, should it happen. But, as of now, there are no plans for such.

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    By Dorito (@dorito)

    Poor King Pig…his crown’s no match for Freddie bird’s! :P

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    By MUFC (@mufc)

    Cool! I don’t know so much about Freddy for a day, but that video was cool! The King Pig has a little crown! Lol! xD

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    By Superjustinbros (@superjustinbros)

    Has anyone ever noticed that the King Pig in this animation looks very similar to Dorkly/Collegehumor’s interoperation of the King Pig?

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    By Sith Bird (@altla-darkwinder)

    Yep, I notice that
    in this animation, king pig are little . . . Thinner.
    Very funny that king pig has small crown XD

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    By NyteShifter95 (@cal2004)

    Yeah I notice that the King Pig was like in dorkly bits animation

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    By karen68 (@karen68)

    Wow what a cute video clip. And the yellow bird even manages to look like Freddie Mercury, right down to the teeth! I’d love one of those T-shirts. Good job Rovio in supporting such a worthy cause.

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    By Lamia (@lamia)

    awesome. so waiting for September 5th… let’s wait

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    By Harrystar6 (@harrystar6)

    Awesome! Sounds epic :)

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    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    It would be great to have a game with Queen’s music in the background.

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    On a humanitarian level, it’s a great cause, remembering a great entertainer.

    On a personal level, I’m happy because I can add Bicycle Race to my AB music playlist as an “official” song. :)

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    By ketjowp (@ketjowp)

    I see rovio became a fan of rock music. First Green Day, now Queen. Perfect :D next sth about Pink Floyd !

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    By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)

    Its stuck in my head and hilarious!

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    By NEXmuffin (@hristaki032)

    Today AB Philadelphia Eagles,tomorrow Freddie For A Day.What is going on!?BTW any news for the Philadelphia Eagles?

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    as of 4:24am Pacific time, no word. Plus there is the Bad Piggies thing, and they are hinting at news today.

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    By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

    Was that the slingshot tied to the bike acting as the steer for the bike?

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    By Gstah (@blinddwag)

    This is bare funny! :)

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    By hinarei (@hinarei)

    You cannot believe how happy this made me to see this. The Phoenix Trust is a fantastic endeavour and it’s brilliant that Rovio are supporting it.

    I have got to get me one of them t-shirts, even if it means pulling a Bomb Bird from somewhere :)

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    By Very Angry At This Site (@angry-artist)

    I had my volume up at 100 and I wasn’t expecting the big “BICICYLE!”. Everyone in the room jumped as soon as it started. :)

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    By b3523905 (@lavaro)

    long live Freddie! ( ‘-‘)9

    By John

    there are three crowns to collect in this weeks tourney. how do you get the one burried in the bricks?

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    The Crowns are not meant to be collected.

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