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