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The Obamas Teaching Civics Lessons With New Animated Series

By Firstladyb

"We The People" has the Obamas teaching civics lessons to kids through music.

The Obamas Teaching Civics Lessons With New Animated SeriesNetflix

The new Netflix series teams the Obamas with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. Barris produces alongside the Obamas.

"We The People" consists of 10, three-minute-long episodes that feature music and animation.

The show combines music and animation to educate a new generation of young Americans about the power of the people.

Per the logline, "We the People" covers a range of basic U.S. civics lessons in not-so-basic ways, set to original songs performed by artists such as Janelle Monáe, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Lambert, Cordae, Bebe Rexha, Kyle and inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, with a groundbreaking mix of animated styles. Each episode of the series promises to be a vibrant call to action for everyone to rethink civics as a living and breathing thing, and to reframe their understanding of what government and citizenship mean in a modern world. Other musicians featured in the series include Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Daveed Diggs and Brittany Howard.

The animated musical series is set to premiere on Netflix July 4th.

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