Cartoon Gets Celebs for Mockumentary

Musicians and athletes have united for Cartoon Network’s upcoming Sunny Bridges: Bankhead to Buckhead.

The “mockumentary” of fictional rocker Sunny Bridges airs Friday at 7 p.m. (EST).

Bridges is the star of the network’s new animated series, Class of 3000, which was created and executive produced by Andre “3000” Benjamin of OutKast fame and Tom Lynch, who produced Romeo.

Included in the mockumentary are reflections from Maroon 5, Norah Jones, The Hives, Serena Williams, Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade and Atlanta Falcons player Mike Vick. Bobbe’J Thompson of Idlewild narrates.

Class of 3000 debuts Friday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. with a premiere event at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. The 12 one-hour episodes are produced by Cartoon Network Studios in association with the Tom Lynch Co. and Benjamin’s Atlanta-based production company, Moxie.

The co-executive producer and head writer is Patric M. Verrone, a writer for Futurama, The Critic and Pinky and the Brain and a supervising producer on Futurama. Joe Horne (The Boondocks, Teamo Supremo, The Oblongs) serves as supervising producer.

Cartoon, a Turner Broadcasting System ad-supported cable service, reaches nearly 91 million U.S. homes and 160 countries worldwide.