By Judy Kurtz - 11/27/13 10:15 AM EST
President Obama is taking on a new role: the voice of a purple alien.
The commander in chief got a behind-the-scenes peek at movie-making on Tuesday during a tour of DreamWorks Animation studios in California, hosted by CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Obama stopped in a recording studio, where actors Steve Martin and Jim Parsons were busy voicing parts for the upcoming film “Home.”
After getting a rundown of how voice recording happens before animation when creating a movie, Obama heard his own sounds in action.
“Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. Welcome to the White House,” the POTUS-voiced alien said.
"That'll impress the girls," Obama cracked.
He was also heard jokingly complaining that the ears of the extraterrestrial stuck out.