*Netflix is now streaming a new 3D animated urban music series titled “Da Jammies.” According to a press release, this first of its kind series combines hip-hop dance, music and fashion in a way never before seen in animation.
“Da Jammies” follows five diverse ‘tweens from the suburbs attending a performing arts middle school, who form a group in hopes of making it to the ‘big time.’ With support from their genius friend Einny, Da Jammies – Novelist, Dolla, MoMo, Seven and Lala – study singing, dancing and music to prepare for a run at superstardom, learning big life lessons along the way.
Co-created by Aulsondro “Novelist” Hamilton and William “Dolla” Chapman II, “Da Jammies” tackles the difficult issues of growing up today, such as bullying, identity, self-esteem and homelessness, in a way that never loses its fun approach. The series aims to teach positive life lessons through the ethnically diverse characters. The vibrant 3D animation, relatable subject matter and skillful choreography create a world designed to engage its target 6 to 16-year-old demo.
The series’ creators said they were trying to create “authentic” Hip Hop characters who “actually rap like your favorite Hip-Hop stars from Jay Z to 50 Cent to Redman to Fat Joe.” They also said these characters were inspired by shows like “Fat Albert” and “The Partridge Family.”
The voice actors who give “Da Jammies” life include, Aulsondro Hamilton (Novelist), William Chapman (Dolla), Dani Nicolet (LaLa), Alisa Reyes (MoMo), Anderson Johnson, Jr. (Seven) and Shane Tsurugi (Einny), along with guest stars Darius McCrary (as Principal Cransberry), Buddy Lewis (as Klondell the security guard), and Kel Mitchell (as Mike Fresh).
In addition, special cameo appearances are made by rap legends Kurtis Blow and Yolanda “YoYo” Whitaker, actors Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Kyla Pratt, and the late James Avery.
Check out the trailer for “Da Jammies” below, and watch the series on Netflix.