President Obama in "Diary of Blueberry," Voiced by Kristen Schaal

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One tiny berry can change the world.

If you’re not familiar with the Story Pirates, they’re a performance group dedicated to bringing children’s writing to life. The Story Pirates was founded in New York in 2003 “by a group of people seeking to bring quality education programs to under-resourced New York City public schools.” The group is now partnered with a theatre in LA as well, and has worked with children and teachers all across the country. Their website notes that during the weekend Obama was inaugurated in 2009, “Story Pirates was invited to present a show at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., taking election-themed stories by local D.C. students and bringing them to life for thousands of people.”

This election season, original Pirates cast member Kristen Schaal (30 Rock, Bob’s Burgers, Flight of the Conchords) is featured as the voice of a blueberry who meets President Obama in this animated short based on a story written by 2nd grader Julia Isabel Padro. Padro’s story was adapted, illustrated and animated by husband-wife team Drew Callander and Alana Harrison. The short is adorable, and my 7-year-old daughter loved it. Take a look:



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