FREDDIE MERCURY Animation Among 30 Best Google Doodles Of 2011

The Google Doodle celebrating what would have been late QUEEN singer Freddie Mercury‘s 65th birthday was voted 19 in the list of 30 Best Google Doodles of 2011.

In a very rare and extraordinary tribute to Freddie, Google celebrated his 65th birthday by running a very special doodle on its homepage. The 1:30 clip sought to capture the dynamism and diversity of Freddie‘s career through an animation that was as colorful and playful as his stage performances.

The quirky tribute was created by Google‘s in-house team of illustrators, animators and engineers. It was available for users outside of the U.S. on September 5, what would have been Freddie’s 65th birthday, and was on in the U.S. on September 6 as a belated “Happy Birthday” to Freddie since his actual birthday fell on Labor Day.