Google celebrates Freddie Mercury’s birthday with whimsical animation

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Today would have been Freddie Mercury's sixty-fifth birthday, and in his honor, Google pays tribute to the Queen frontman with appropriate flamboyance. Today, the Google homepage features a music video, complete with colorful animation and of course, a classic, catchy pop tune, "Don't Stop Me Now." At just over a minute-and-a-half seconds long, the animation took the Google Doodle team nearly three months to create, and it's totally worthy of Mercury's theatrics. Watch as the unitard-clad singer rides tigers and rocketships into the stratosphere of rock awesomeness. He is the champion, indeed.