Western Animation: Class of 3000
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is an Emmy Award winning American animated series that aired on Cartoon Network
. It was created, executive produced, and starred by André 3000 of the hip hop group OutKast.
The show follows Sunny Bridges (voiced by Andre 3000 himself), a world famous jazz and blues superstar. However, he has become disillusioned with celebrity life, ultimately resulting in him quitting a concert in Japan. He plans to retire, moving back to his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia
which the local Westley School of Performing Arts is having its own troubles with the threat of shutting down its music program. Lil D, a self proclaimed number one fan of Sunny's, discovers him back in town and, through some persistence, manages to re-ignite Sunny's love for music. Meeting the rest of Lil D's friends which make up the music class (Madison, Tamika, Eddie, Philly Phil, Kim, and Kam), Sunny agrees to teach them on the condition they keep the job fun for him.
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, came to Cartoon Network UK on May 28, 2007 and premiered on Cartoon Network Australia/New Zealand on February 4, 2008. Due to budget problems, the show was cancelled in October 2007, though new episodes kept airing until May 2008. (It's likely the writer's strike of 2007-2008 didn't help, either.) The show was co-created and developed by Thomas W. Lynch & Patric M. Verrone, who was the head of the WGA at the time of the strike. The show's head writer was a one Meghan McCarthy who currently serves a similar role on an another series
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