‘We The People’ is an animated music series consisting of 10 three-minute-long episodes that cover a range of basic U.S. civics lessons in not-so-basic ways, set to original songs performed by popular artists. The show will stream on Netflix from July 4.
For the Netflix animated series ‘We the People’, Doc McStuffins creator Chris Nee has joined forces with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions.
The trailer for the show signifies the 10 music videos that include a variety of civics teachings geared at young audience, that will be performed by popular artists ranging from H.E.R., Janelle Monáe, Brandi Carlile, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Lambert, Cordae, Bebe Rexha, KYLE, Andra Day and poet Amanda Gorman.
Each episode, which is animated in a variety of techniques, is a call to action to reconsider civics as a living, breathing entity and recast the understanding of what government and citizenship mean in the modern world.
Trisha Gum, Victoria Vincent, Benjy Brooke, Mabel Ye, Tim Rauch, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Daron Nefcy, Everett Downing, and Kendra Ryan have directed the series.
Tonia Davis, Priya Swaminathan via Higher Ground, and Nee for Laughing Wild are executive producing with the Obamas and Barris. Through Khalabo Ink Society, Barris serves as executive producer. Ada Chiaghana, Erynn Sampson, and PeeDee Shindell are among the other producers.
The international premiere of ‘We the People’ will be held at the AFI Docs film festival on June 24 in the Docs Talks part of the event, after which it will be available on Netflix.
Catch the official trailer: