As DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg knows, there’s lot of benefits to being President Obama’s BFF. Apparently one of the previously unknown privileges of donating millions of dollars to Obama’s coffers is that he’ll lend you his wife to promote your new animated feature.

The following short, Michelle Obama Debriefs Penguins of Madagascar about Veterans, made ostensibly for Veteran’s Day, lies uncomfortably between cheesy film promotion and unsavory military propaganda. It’s written and directed by Steve Hickner (The Prince of Egypt, Bee Movie) with the 2D segments produced by Darrell van Citters at Renegade Animation.

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All things considered, it’s still not as bad as that time Nixon promoted an animated feature:


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