• Hey Ya! District Court Dismisses Copyright Lawsuit Against André 3000's "Class of 3000"
  • April 30, 2012 | Author: Seth I. Appel
  • Law Firm: Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP - Chicago Office
  • In 1997, Timothy McGee pitched an animated TV series, "The Music Factory of the 90's," to The Cartoon Network. McGee's show, set in Atlanta, centered on Tony "The Play Maker" Rich, a wealthy corporate attorney who leaves his law firm to become a music producer. The show would feature animated versions of well-known guest musicians. Each episode would include a musical performance, and at the end of the episode the guests would appear in their live-action state. The show would deal with serious issues such as racism and violence, and it aimed to teach viewers lessons about the music industry and life. The Cartoon Network rejected "The Music Factory of the 90's" because it did not meet the network's programming needs at the time.