Outkast member Andre "3000" Benjamin's new cartoon series, Class of 3000, is scheduled to premier in November on the Cartoon Network.
The show centers around the character Sunny Bridges, a pop star who becomes a music teacher at the Westley School for the Performing Arts in Atlanta after leaving behind a career that included 27 Grammys and a Nobel Prize. As a teacher he changes the lives of his musical protégé students Lil' D, Tamika, Philly Phil, Madison, Eddie, and twins Kim and Kam.
Each episode of Class of 3000 will feature a new original song recorded by Benjamin, complete with an animated music video. Guest video producers include Parliament album cover artist Overton Loyd, Peter Chung (Aeon Flux), Alan Bodner (Iron Giant) and others.
Class of 3000 is produced in conjunction with Benjamin's Atlanta-based production company Moxie.
Wait a second...the guy who illustrated all those trippy Parliment/Funkadelic/George Clinton album covers is doing a friggin' cartoon now! Now, THAT is awesome news!