Google Doodle honored Queen today on its homepage, paying homage to front man Freddie Mercury on would have been his 65th birthday.
The Queen Google Doodle will be featured on Google's search homepage Sept. 5 around the globe. The U.S. today, however, has a Google Doodle to celebrate Labor Day and will feature the Queen Doodle on Sept. 6 instead, according to Time.
A video of the Doodle features a minute and a half long tribute to Mercury for his birthday with a cartoon animation to one of Queen's hit songs, Don't Stop Me Now.
The Queen Google Doodle begins with some iconic images of Mercury, followed by a concert scene with Google's logo in the background. The video continues with a fantasy-like sequence of events matching the lyrics of Don't Stop Me Now, with Mercury flying in the sky on a tiger, a racecar and on a spaceship.
The end features Mercury as an angel playing with Queen in front of the Google logo, similar to the way the video started.
According to PC World, this doodle honoring Queen on Mercury's birthday is the second longest Google Doodle to date behind the Charlie Chaplin tribute from April and took about three months to create.
Accompanying the Google Doodle, Google posted a blogpost from fellow Queen band member and guitarist Brian May on the Official Google Blog.
Freddie would have been 65 this year, and even though physically he is not here, his presence seems more potent than ever, May wrote in the post entitled Happy birthday, Freddie Mercury.
The concept of Google Doodle first surfaced in 2000, when a drawing replacing the Google logo first appeared on Bastille Day. After a pleasant response, Google decided to regularly include doodles paying homage to holidays, anniversaries and special tributes to make searching more fun and enjoyable.
Freddie Mercury served as front man for the infamous British rock band Queen, along with Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor, before he died in 1991 at age 45 from complications from AIDS.