CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution will be releasing Our Cartoon President: Season One with World Class Amenities on DVD this coming December 18. The cartoon is executive produced by comedian Stephen Colbert (of The Late Show) with the help of colleague Chris Licht and showrunner R.J. Fried. The DVD is a compilation of all 18 episodes from the acclaimed showtime original series, along with the special aptly titled Election Special 2018.
For the uninitiated, Our Cartoon President follows the misadventures of a cartoon version of Donald Trump, who is currently serving as the 45th President of the United States of America. The show has Trump facing natural disasters, the Russian collusion investigation, and the dangerous allure of having access to the nuclear option. The episodes is formatted as a tour of the White House, with the cartoon Trump being rendered as ridiculously out of touch with reality. Of course, the fun is always in wondering just how much of the portrayal is accurate.
DVD special features include:
- Introduction from Stephen Colbert
- Two different commentaries and video introduction to episode one, “State of the Union,” by directors Tim Luecke, Steve Conner, Mack Williams and Kirill Yeretsky
- Commentary and video introduction to ep. 15, “The Wall,” by writers/performers Jennifer F. Jackson, Gabriel Gundacker, Eliana Kwartler and Bob Powers
- Commentary and video introduction to ep. 18, “Election Special 2018,” by R.J. Fried, Zach Smilovitz and Mike Leech
- A look at the animation process in “The Evolution of Fear” introduced on-camera by the animation directors
- Table read with cast, producers and department heads for ep. 11, “Russia Investigation.”
- “2016 Election Special” clip, including video intro from co-creators Matt Lappin and Tim Luecke
- “Cartoon Trump” clip from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with video intro by the voice of Cartoon Trump, Jeff Bergman
- “White House Correspondents’ Dinner” clip, including a video intro from exec producers Chris Licht and R.J. Fried
- Image gallery