|Created by: Chris Nee
Original Network: Netflix
Number of Episodes: 1 (that Lin-Manuel has starred in)
Production year: 2021
Original release: 4 July 2021
Running time: 4 minutes
Other cast: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Daveed Diggs and Brittany Howard, H.E.R., Janelle Monáe, Brandi Carlile, Adam Lambert, Cordae, Bebe Rexha, KYLE, Andra Day, Amanda Gorman.
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Chris Nee has reunited with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions for the Netflix animated series We the People.
Nee’s 10-episode series, also executive produced by Kenya Barris through his Khalabo Ink Society banner, combines music and animation to educate a new generation of young Americans about the power of the people. With three-minute installments, We the People is a series of animated music videos that covers a range of basic U.S. civics lessons in not-so-basic ways.
The series features original songs performed by artists including 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 utilizes a mix of animated styles, is a call to action to rethink civics as a living, breathing thing and reframe the understanding of what government and citizenship mean in a modern world.
We The People is directed by Peter Ramsey, Trisha Gum, Victoria Vincent, Benjy Brooke, Mabel Ye, Tim Rauch, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Daron Nefcy, Everett Downing and Kendra Ryan.