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A publicity still from the "We Are Family" video

The We Are Family Foundation produced a cover version of the Sister Sledge song, "We Are Family", featuring more than 100 well-known children's characters, to promote diversity and tolerance. The video debuted as a public service announcement on Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and PBS on March 11, 2002, and was issued as an educational DVD free to US public and private elementary schools titled We Are Family: A Musical Message for All in March 2005.


  • According to Dean Wendt, this version marks the first time he voiced Barney.
  • The final verse contained a Barney reference in the line of "Come on, Barney, you big purple thing!".
  • Barney also list Big Bird, and Bear as "members" of his family.