My Little Economy: What an Animated Amy Poehler Can Teach Us About Income Inequality

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We the Economy is the kind of film series you would’ve begged your teacher to play. Funded in part by Super Size Me’s Morgan Spurlock, these 20 shorts deliver entertaining breakdowns of the U.S. economy. Film directors teamed with economic advisers to produce these small gems, which include a Broadway-style dance number about supply and demand; and a Lemonade War pitting comedian Patton Oswalt against a young entrepreneur across the street. Funny ladies Maya Rudolph, Sarah Silverman and Amy Poehler voice standout The Unbelievably Sweet Alpacas! Directed by Anchorman’s Adam McKay, the animated My Little Pony parody tackles income inequality with cartoon cuteness, a catchy theme song and harsh horsey quips (“You’re Paris Hilton with hooves!”).

Watch the series at, or see all 20 videos screened for free at 6 p.m. December 6 in Scullery Theater (150 Las Vegas Blvd. North). That way, you can feel those classroom warm and fuzzies all over again.

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