THE OBOMBISTER and ManSHELL Obama team up with Netflix to deliver the animated civics lesson nobody asked for

“extolling the virtues of same-sex marriage’

Barack and Michelle Obama have previewed their latest political project: an animated music series to teach the virtues of American civics to kids.
Hitting Netflix next month, ‘We The People’ is a 10-part series that, according to Netflix, “combines music and animation to educate a new generation of young Americans about the power of the people.”

Developed by the Obamas’ own production company, Higher Ground, the series features upbeat songs from the likes of Adam Lambert, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Janelle Monáe. Crooning and rapping, the artists guide kids through a range of subjects, including citizenship, voting, taxes and activism.

Accompanying the soulful tunes are visuals that combine psychedelic meltdown with the insipid flat design beloved by corporations and marketers. Think artsy shots of cut-out hipsters extolling the virtues of same-sex marriage, and purple-haired baristas raising a fist for Black Lives Matter.


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