Class of 3000
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|Class of 3000|
|Created by||André 3000
Thomas W. Lynch
|Developed by||Patric Verrone|
|Theme music composer||André "3000" Benjamin|
|Opening theme||"Class of 3000", written by André "3000" Benjamin and Kevin Kendrick|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||28 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original network||Cartoon Network (U.S.)
|Picture format||480i (4:3 SDTV)|
|Original release||November 3, 2006– May 25, 2008|
Class of 3000 is an American animated musical television series created by André 3000 (best known as a member of the hip hop duo Outkast) for Cartoon Network. The series follows superstar and music teacher Sunny Bridges (voiced by 3000), who teaches a group of students at Atlanta, Georgia's Westley School of Performing Arts. Bridges is a jazz and blues artist who occasionally lectures in Atlanta's Little Five Points residential area.
Class of 3000 was produced by Tom Lynch Company, Moxie Turtle, and Cartoon Network Studios. It is also the final Cartoon Network original series to premiere during Jim Samples' tenure, as he later resigned following the 2007 Boston bomb scare.
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. The show was co-created and developed by Thomas W. Lynch and Patric M. Verrone. In January 2010 all mentionings in the website about the show were removed, meaning that Cartoon Network has abandoned it. Although there has not been a DVD released in Region 1, seasons 1 and 2 of the show are currently available on iTunes, with the exception of "The Cure" from season 2.
The show received mostly positive reviews. On TV.com, the series has a "good" rating of 7.2. On IMDb, the show has earned a rating of 6.5 out of 10. The soundtrack is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 on Amazon.
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.
First season CD track list
The first season CD featuring songs from the show was released July 3, 2007.
|1||"Class of 3000 Theme Song" ("Touchdown")|
|2||"Life With the Music" ("Home")|
|4||"Oh, Peanut" ("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||"The Crayon Song" ("Am I Blue?")|
|13||"My Mentor" ("Mini Mentors")|
|14||"Cool Kitty" ("Prank Yanker")|
A DVD of the first season was released on December 3, 2008, in Region 4. Plus, in the UK, 3 episodes from the series were placed on a DVD.