JibJab Launches Viral Video for July 4th — US Presidents, Past and Present, Sing and Dance to ‘The Star Spangled Banner’
U.S. Presidents, past and present, star in our take on “The Star Spangled Banner”. Watch them sing and dance to an updated, rock n’ roll version of the patriotic classic — our own mini-celebration of the greatest @#$% country in the history of human civilization. The Video World Premiered on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Tuesday, June 26, 2007.
Venice, CA – June 27, 2007 - JibJab, the branded digital comedy network best known for its political satires, released a new viral video today celebrating American independence. In it, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, George W. Bush, Harry Truman, FDR, JFK and numerous other Presidents sing and dance to an updated, rock and roll version of “The Star Spangled Banner”.
“The Star Spangled Banner isn’t your typical ‘skewer-them-alive’ JibJab, but rather our own mini-celebration of the greatest @#$% country in the history of human civilization,” said Evan and Gregg Spiridellis, the brother team who founded JibJab.
The video will premiere on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, June 26th and will be available for free at JibJab.com
The release of “The Star Spangled Banner” follows JibJab’s March 2007 release of “What We Call the News”, a biting satire of the broadcast and cable news industry released at the Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner with President Bush in attendance. The piece also premiered on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, and can currently be seen for free on JibJab.com.
About JibJab Media
JibJab is a branded digital comedy network founded by brothers Gregg and Evan Spiridellis in 1999. The company achieved international fame in 2004 with its political parodies “This Land” and “Good to be in DC!” which were seen more than 80 million times on every continent (including Antarctica). NASA even contacted the brothers for a copy of “This Land” to send to the International Space Station! JibJab has grown considerably since the last election. Today, the company is comprised of the best and the brightest artists, technologists and business people working hard to change the way comedy is created, produced, distributed and monetized — all with fewer employees than the cafeteria of your local mega-media conglomerate. For more information go to http://www.jibjab.com/about/.
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