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Class of 3000
Class of 3000.jpg
Logo
Format Animated series, Comedy
Created by André 3000
Thomas W. Lynch
Starring André 3000
Tom Kenny
Jennifer Hale
Crystal Scales
Phil LaMarr
Janice Kawaye
Small Fire
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Cartoon Network
Original run November 3, 2006 (2006-11-03) – May 25, 2008 (2008-05-25)
External links
Official website

Class of 3000 is an American animated television series on Cartoon Network that was created, executive produced by and stars André 3000 of the Hip Hop group OutKast as superstar and music teacher Sunny Bridges, set at Atlanta, Georgia's Westley School of Performing Arts. Mr. Bridges is a jazz and blues artist who occasionally lectures in Atlanta's Little Five Points neighborhood.

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Production History

The series made its world premiere (previously advertised as a live premiere with performances by Chris Brown) on November 3, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with a one-hour special [1], came to Cartoon Network UK on May 28, 2007 and premiered on Cartoon Network Australia/New Zealand on February 4, 2008. Timothy Mcgee sued Andre 3000, claiming he proposed the idea for a similar show in 1997 with Andre replaced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. [1] the show was cancelled on December 14, 2007, with new episodes airing until May 2008. The show was co-created and developed by Thomas W. Lynch & Patric M. Verrone.

Main characters

Episodes

Songs

Throughout the show, the students play songs, sometimes based on how they feel. There are also instruments viewed and played by the students and others in every episode.

A November 3 Newsday article notes that:

....some creative grown-ups throw down each episode, too, providing distinctive visuals for music videos to Andre Benjamin's original songs performed by the class' kids. "Ren & Stimpy" wild-man animator John Kricfalusi and classic Parliament-Funkadelic cover artist Overton Loyd do the premiere honors, with subsequent contributions from Marvel Comics' Bill Sienkiewicz and Robotboy director Charlie Bean.

First season CD track list

The first season CD featuring songs from the show was released July 3, 2007.

No. Title
1 "Class of 3000 Theme Song"
2 "Life Without the Music" ("Home")
3 "Throwdown" ("Home")
4 "Oh, Peanuts" ("Peanuts! Get Yer Peanuts")
5 "We Want Your Soul" ("The Devil and Li'l D")
6 "Banana Zoo" ("Funky Monkey")
7 "A Rich Shade of Blue" ("Eddie's Money")
8 "Fight the Blob" ("The Hunt for Red Blobtober")
9 "U.F.O. Ninja" ("Brotha from the Third Rock")
10 "Kim 'n' Kam Jam" ("Westley Side Story")
11 "Luna Love" ("Love Is in the Hair...Net")
12 "Crayon" ("Am I Blue?")
13 "My Mentor" ("Mini Mentors")
14 "Cool Kitty" ("Prank Yankers")

DVDs

A First Season DVD was released on December 3, 2008, in Region 4.

Play adaptation

In March 2009, Atlanta's Alliance Theatre produced a children's play, Class of 3000 LIVE, based upon the television program.[2]

Lawsuit

In December 2008, the Boston Herald reported that Timothy McGee, a former art student, filed a lawsuit against the creators of the television show for copyright infringement, breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets. He alleged that in 1997 he proposed a similar show to Michael Lazzo, who at the time served as a vice president of operations for Cartoon Network. McGee intended that "The Music Factory of the '90s," as the program would be called, feature Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds as its host.[3]

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