Google Doodle: All hail Freddie Mercury!


It’s not live yet for you Americans (you gotta wait till Tuesday, September 6, 2011), but here in Australia, we are already singing along! More info on the video can be found here and here.

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Lilian Darmono

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Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, Lilian moved to Singapore and eventually Australia for her studies, eventually graduating from Swinburne NID in Prahran, Melbourne. She then worked in print design before deciding to switch to the field of Motion Design in late 2003. Her obsessions include travelling, illustrating, and cats. She is currently in the London leg of her 'Mograph Tour Around The World', and calls Melbourne home.

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  • this is so awesome

  • Does anybody resist to watch at the very moment this is heard?
    Freddie is always a (good) surprise. No matter how…

  • Does anybody resist to watch at the very moment this is heard?
    Freddie is always a (good) surprise. No matter how…

  • Does anybody resist to watch at the very moment this is heard?
    Freddie is always a (good) surprise. No matter how…

  • Does anybody resist to watch at the very moment this is heard?
    Freddie is always a (good) surprise. No matter how…

  • Does anybody resist to watch at the very moment this is heard?
    Freddie is always a (good) surprise. No matter how…

  • Does anybody resist to watch at the very moment this is heard?
    Freddie is always a (good) surprise. No matter how…

  • Does anybody resist to watch at the very moment this is heard?
    Freddie is always a (good) surprise. No matter how…

  • Does anybody resist to watch at the very moment this is heard?
    Freddie is always a (good) surprise. No matter how…

  • Does anybody resist to watch at the very moment this is heard?
    Freddie is always a (good) surprise. No matter how…

  • Does anybody resist to watch at the very moment this is heard?
    Freddie is always a (good) surprise. No matter how…

  • Does anybody resist to watch at the very moment this is heard?
    Freddie is always a (good) surprise. No matter how…

  • Does anybody resist to watch at the very moment this is heard?
    Freddie is always a (good) surprise. No matter how…

  • I love you, Freddie … *Teary eyes*

  • Anonymous

    The animation feels a little too clunky for me.

  • amazing!

  • Stephen Fitz

    I see how this pays tribute to Freddie Mercury, but doesn’t it also associate him with Google in a way that perhaps he never had a chance to authorize? Its a nifty animation, but the Google logos sprinkled throughout seem disingenuous.

    • Adam Singer

      I thought the exact same thing when I watched it. I enjoyed it, it was fun and nice, but very very branded… not so tasteful for a “tribute”

      • Simon Murtagh

        thats what the Google doodles are always about.. subliminally including the Google logo. I suppose it was in teh style of the animation to make it more popout/ neon lights style

  • YES YES YES!! 

  • Liviu Malæscu

    This really made my day! :)