Animation site JibJab continued its tradition of political satire, unveiling a new animated short titled He’s Barack Obama at the 65th annual Radio and Television Correspondents’ dinner featuring the president as a superhero.
The 2-minute video, which Obama himself was in attendance to watch, features a hard rock satire song done to the tune of ‘When Johnny Comes Marching Home.’ The music was played by an all-star group of musicians including Beck, Jane’s Addiction, members of Foo Fighters and Jess Harnell.
The animation in the short featured a combination of frame-by-frame character animation and some live action footage.
‘With a new president came the opportunity to push into new creative territory,’ said JibJab co-founder and Head Art Guy, Evan Spiridellis. ‘Our goal was to push the quality of made-for-the-web entertainment farther than anyone has ever pushed it before and we hope our audience enjoys it.’
The video can be seen for free at http://JibJab.com.