Funny, witty and creatively original – "Class of 3000," is the new cartoon created by Andre Benjamin, better known as Andre 3000, of the music group OutKast. The cartoon inspires children to be distinctive and use their creativity in their music and in life.
With catchy music and fun-loving characters, "Class of 3000" stands out from Cartoon Network's lineup of children's cartoons, blending classical music with Saturday morning funk. The plot revolves around Sunny Bridges, voiced by Benjamin, who quits the music business after several failed attempts at becoming successful and gets hired as a teacher at the Westley School for the Performing Arts.
The different and diverse characters of Westley School give the series an extra flair. Lil'D is curious and is named the leader of the bunch. He always has an idea and gives the children their direction. As Sunny's protégé, he is proficient in many different instruments, but his specialty lies in the drums. Not limited to hip-hop, there are characters who love classical music, jazz, and instruments of guitar, banjo, cello and the keyboard.
He keeps the show innovative, and pushes the students to find the music within themselves. One episode even focuses on the students using car horns and circus animals as musical instruments, while creating new dances.
Even though the cartoon is filled with crazy, unbelievable incidents and over-the-top characters, the series always has an underlying message that usually deals with believing in oneself, being a leader, going against the grain, and teaching children that being different is important. "Class of 3000" comes on Cartoon Network at 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. Families can watch and enjoy the tunes of "Class of 3000" and as Sunny says, "Show you how to put the k in fun(k)."