DIRECTED BY JESSICA YU
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF OUR GOVERNMENT?
Teachers have long relied on educational cartoons with catchy songs to simplify everything from grammar to government. Can a cartoon conquer a challenge like today’s tax system, with its ever-changing, 75,000 pages of laws? With retro flair, "Taxation Nation" looks into how our tax system does – and doesn’t – work.
Cast - Tax Guy: Phil LaMarr, Taxpayer Gal: Maria Bamford
Lyrics by: Timothy Steele and Jessica Yu; Music by: Jeff Beal; Animation Produced by: Six Point Harness; Executive in Charge of Production: Brendan Burch, Dave Vamos; Head of Production: Andy Fiedler; Creative Director: Greg Franklin; Producer: Nicholas Butera; Animation Director: Brock Gallagher; Storyboards - Lead: Sah Tantivaranyoo, John Martinez Design - Lead: Sah Tantivaranyoo, Angelo Vilar; Backgrounds - Lead: Angelo Vilar, Maddie Sandell; Layout Team - Lead: Sah Tantivaranyoo, Chris Darnbrough, Brock Gallagher, Cameron Hicks, John Martinez, Mac Whiting, Angelo Vilar; Animation Team: Chris Darnbrough, John Dusenberry, Brock Gallagher, Cameron Hicks, Anna Hollingsworth, Mac Whiting; Post - Lead: Ryan Samsam, Tony Christopherson; Produced And Recorded at Many Rooms Music, Agoura CA' Lead Vocals By: The Poorhouse Rock Singers - Esme Salzman, Joan Beal, Henry Beal, Ava Salzman; Consultants: John Steele Gordon, Dean Baker; Production consultant: Lisa Remington; Production assistant: Dan Duran