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Sunny Bridges (or just Sunny) is among the biggest music stars of his time. However, he grew sick of the commercialism and fame that came with his craft, and longed to "follow the music" again. To find it, he traveled to his childhood neighborhood, "A-Town", and stumbled upon the First-Year Music Class of the Westley Performing Arts Academy. The class consists of the overconfident drummer Li'l D who longs to be like Sunny, the sassy, brash and violent harpist Tamika, the geeky and "out-there" bass player Philly Phil, the ultra-rich and somewhat spoiled horn playing Eddie, the Asian twin percussionists Kim and Kam who are polar opposites of each other, and the vacantly happy violinist Madison. Sunny is impressed with their musical talents and decides to become their music teacher when the old one is sent away...to jail. Now, Sunny's musical tutelage mixes with this "Class of 3000"'s own unique artistic spirit to create some very weird situations!Written by
I don't like Outkast music. I don't like the music in this show. I don't know how anyone could find music in that flurry of post-production. The characters aren't very original, nor are the situations. And the way Andre 3000's character is portrayed seems very egotistical.
All this considered, I was going to hate this show. Before I saw it, I couldn't imagine how I'd like it. And I was wrong.
The redeeming factor here is the creativity, a sort of creativity that nearly every modern cartoon is lacking. There's creativity in the writing, in the animation, in everything. And it all flows seamlessly. The story-boarding is better than anything else on the station. My favorite part I've seen is when the kids each play their instruments, bringing Sonny the world of their music. The transitions between the kids are seamless and clever, while also managing to make me crack a smile.
It's one of those cases where a bad story is told well enough to be redeemable. There are some very talented people behind this one, and their work makes the complaints of this review seem minor. I find myself enjoying it very much.
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