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Cartoon Nears Outkast Animation Debut

9/27/2006 6:44 AM Eastern

In preparation for upcoming half-hour animated series Class of 3000, Cartoon Network will air a one-hour premiere Friday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m.

Prior to the premiere, at 7 p.m., the network will cover musical-guest-star performances at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

Class of 3000 is an animated series about an international music star who gives up everything to teach a group of musical prodigies in Atlanta. The show is executive-produced by Outkast member Andre “3000” Benjamin and Romeo! creator Tom Lynch, and it will feature a new song from Benjamin each week within the context of an animated music video.

On Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., the network will also air half-hour “mockumentary” Sunny Bridges: From Bankhead to Buckhead, chronicling the life of Class of 3000 character Sunny Bridges, voice-acted by Benjamin.

The series also includes veteran voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants, Camp Lazlo), Phil LaMarr (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Justice League, Samurai Jack), Crystal Scales (Static Shock, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius), Jennifer Hale (Samurai Jack, The Powerpuff Girls), Janice Kawaye (Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi) and Jeff Glen Bennett (Johnny Bravo, CampLazlo).

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