'we the people' barack and michelle obama announce animated series on netflix to teach kids about government

Barack Obama and his wife Michelle [photo courtesy]>

Barack Obama and his wife Michelle [photo courtesy]

by Beatrice Ambasa June 9, 2021

Former USA president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle may not be in the White House anymore. However, they are still very busy these days with projects underneath their multi-million deal with Netflix.

 To teach children the ins and outs of politics at an early age, Barack and Michelle Obama recently announced their new Netflix animated series that will teach children all about the government.

Barack and Michelle Obama are the executive producers of their upcoming Netflix animated series, 'We The People,' which is a 10-episode series specifically for educating children on the United States government. 

The series is described as "an exuberant call to action for everyone to rethink civics as a living, breathing thing and to reframe their understanding of what government and citizenship mean in a modern world."

'We The People' (also executive produced by Kenya Barris and created by the writer of 'Doc McStuffins) will drop exclusively on Netflix on July 4.

 The animated series will also feature some of the biggest names in music providing original material, including H.E.R., Janelle Monae, Andra Day, Daveed Diggs, Lin-Manuel Miranda and poet Amanda Gorman.

A few weeks before its Netflix premiere, 'We The People' will be available to view courtesy of a free screening at the AFI DOCS film festival on June 24. This is one of several projects that Barack and Michelle Obama have underneath their exclusive deal with Netflix to create original content.