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7 March 2010 (USA) See more »
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A rap group heads to Atlanta to participate in Atlanta's revived Freaknik festival. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Faheem Najm ... The Ghost of Freaknik Past (voice) (as T-Pain)
Joey Galaxy ... Virgil (voice) (as Young Cash)

Rick Ross ... Big Uzi (voice)

CeeLo Green ... Lite Skinn'd (voice) (as Cee-Lo Green)

DJ Pooh ... Doela Man (voice)

Lil Jon ... Foreboding Old Dude (voice) (as Lil' Jon)
DJ Drama ... Himself (voice) (as Tyree 'DJ Drama' Simmons)

Kelis ... Talk Show Host (voice)
Sophia Fresh ... Leacosia / Toprameneesha / Obamaniqua / Susie (voice)

Bill Hader ... Tad (voice)

Andy Samberg ... Chad (voice)

Affion Crockett ... Play / Riff / Russel Simmons / Flying Malcom #1 (voice)

Kel Mitchell ... Fruit Bowl Boys Frontman / Bill Cosby (voice)

Big Boi ... Preacher (voice) (as Antwan 'Big Boi' Patton)

Snoop Dogg ... Gang Member (voice)
Mack Maine ... Gang Member (voice)

Lil' Wayne ... Trap Jesus (voice)

Charlie Murphy ... Al Sharpton / Perminator (voice)

George Clinton ... Himself (voice)

Bootsy Collins ... Himself (voice)
Carl Jones ... (voice)
Gene Anderson ... (voice) (as Poo Poo Man)

Liz Benoit ... (voice)
Reginald Boyland ... (voice)

Corey Burton ... Newscaster / Dukes of Hazzard Announcer (voice)

Natalie Desselle Reid ... Doela Man's Mom (voice)
Marlin Hill ... (voice)

Gerald 'Slink' Johnson ... (voice)

Heather Lawless ... (voice)
Georgette Perna ... Girl / Secretary (voice)

Christopher Reid ... Kid (voice) (as Christopher 'Kid' Reid)
Jason Van Veen ... (voice)
Maronzio Vance ... Jesse (voice)
Jason Walden ... (voice)

Denzel Whitaker ... (voice)

Directed by
Chris Prynoski 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brian Ash 
Carl Jones  creator
Carl Jones  written by
Faheem Najm  uncredited
Nick Weidenfeld  creator
Nick Weidenfeld  written by

Produced by
David Abram .... executive producer
Brian Ash .... consulting producer
Michael Blumstein .... executive producer
Keith Crofford .... executive producer
Ollie Green .... co-executive producer
Carl Jones .... executive producer
Monica Jones .... associate producer
Mike Lazzo .... executive producer
Faheem Najm .... executive producer (as T-Pain)
Dave Newberg .... associate producer
Georgette Perna .... producer
Chris Prynoski .... executive producer
Shannon Barrett Prynoski .... executive producer
Rocco Valdes .... executive producer
Nick Weidenfeld .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Tha Bizness (co-composer)
 
Film Editing by
Dave Hughes 
Nicholas Veith 
 
Art Department
Lauren Airriess .... colorist
Freddy Cristy .... character design
Freddy Cristy .... storyboard artist
Jacob Escobedo .... character design
Kevin Hand .... storyboard revisions
Griffith Kimmins .... storyboard revisions
Mike McCraw .... character design
Chris Prynoski .... storyboard revisions
Israel Sanchez .... background and prop design
Jody Schaeffer .... character design
Jody Schaeffer .... storyboard revisions
Terrence White .... character design
 
Sound Department
Hunter Curra .... sound designer
Hans Fjellestad .... audio engineer
Judah Getz .... audio engineer
Judah Getz .... original dialogue mixer (2009)
Carl Jones .... voice director
Konrad Piñon .... recording mixer (as Konrad Pinon)
Aaron Seiden .... sound designer
Ekaterina Slepicka .... audio engineer (as Ekaterina 'Superkate' Slepicka)
Nicholas Veith .... sound designer
Denzel Whitaker .... assistant voice director
 
Visual Effects by
Ben Bjelajac .... digital compositor
David Busch .... assistant compositor
David Busch .... digital compositor
Vera Duffy .... digital compositor
Michael Jacobson .... assistant compositor
Michael Jacobson .... digital compositor
Steve Kellener .... assistant compositor
Steve Kellener .... digital compositor
Michael Maloney .... assistant compositor
Ariel Martian .... digital compositor
Michael Moloney .... digital compositor
Drew Newman .... assistant compositor
Drew Newman .... digital compositor
 
Animation Department
Lauren Airriess .... background colorist
Ben Bjelajac .... layout artist
Freddy Cristy .... character designer
Freddy Cristy .... storyboards
Lyuben Dimitrov .... animator
Lyuben Dimitrov .... layout artist
Angelo DiNallo .... animator (as Angelo Di Nallo)
Gary Doodles .... animator
Erickson Erick .... layout artist (as Erik 'EE-ROCK' Erikson)
Eric 'E.E. Rock' Erickson .... layout artist
Jacob Escobedo .... character designer
Kevin Hand .... layout artist
Kevin Hand .... lead animator (part one)
Kevin Hand .... storyboard revisionist
Angelo Hatgistavrou .... animator (as Angelo Hat)
Angelo Hatgistavrou .... assistant compositor (as Angelo Hat)
Angelo Hatgistavrou .... layout artist (as Angelo Hat)
Justin Jenkins .... animator
Griffith Kimmins .... animation director
Griffith Kimmins .... animator
Griffith Kimmins .... layout artist
Michael Maloney .... animator
Ariel Martian .... compositor
Mike McCraw .... character designer
Mike McCraw .... lead animator (part two)
Michael Moloney .... animator
Chris Prynoski .... storyboard revisionist
Zach Ramirez .... animator
Zach Ramirez .... layout artist
David Reilly .... animator
David Reilly .... animator
Tony Salama .... animation processor
Tony Salama .... layout artist
Felipe Salazar .... animatic editor
Israel Sanchez .... background designer
Jody Schaeffer .... character designer
Stephanie Simpson .... animator
Terrence White .... character designer
 
Casting Department
Georgette Perna .... casting coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Daniel Robert Cohn .... assistant editor
Bruce King .... assistant editor
Dave Newberg .... assistant editor
Felipe Salazar .... assistant editor
Damon P. Yoches .... animatic editing
 
Music Department
Young Fyre .... composer: additional music
Bishop Jones .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Brian Ash .... creative consultant
Carl Aspuria .... intern
Tommy Blacha .... creative consultant
Brendon David .... intern
Jacob Escobedo .... creative director
B. Richard Jeffery .... production accountant
Gerald 'Slink' Johnson .... creative consultant
Carl Jones .... voice director
Brit Kimmins .... intern
Britton Kimmins .... intern
Zoe Moss .... intern
Anthony Oyeola .... production assistant
Eddie Ray .... production assistant
Lenny Reid .... creative consultant
Mike Shellenbarger .... IT supervisor
Alan Steadman .... production assistant
Jennifer Stephens .... production coordinator
Jason Van Veen .... creative consultant
Maronzio Vance .... creative consultant
Meg Waldow .... intern
Daniel Weidenfeld .... creative consultant
Denzel Whitaker .... assistant voice director
 
Thanks
Jamie Alexander .... special thanks
Jackie Buscarino .... special thanks
Antonio Canobbio .... special thanks
Kai Henry .... special thanks
Asia Jones .... special thanks
Idriys Jones .... special thanks
Zsipporah Jones .... special thanks
Carmen Rose .... special thanks
 

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60 min (approx.)
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Freaknik:You know, you know, if my heart pumped blood, it would boil right now. But it don't. Ain't nothing but blueberry vodka in these veins, baby, and that's just what I wanna buy you a drink of shorty.See more »
Movie Connections:
References House Party 3 (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
We Da MobSee more »

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5 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Don't Auto Tune into Freaknik., 8 March 2010
Author: solidgameboy12-1 from Troy, Montana

Freaknik is the Adult Swim 1 hour program that stars rapper T-pain, the rapper notoriously known for his use of Auto Tune throughout his albums.

I can't say I'm a follower in the legion of T-pain fans (I'm classic rock, I have to say) but I do watch a lot of Adult Swim, and unlike most of the shows, I couldn't get myself to miss this.

The story starts when the major character, Freaknik, an Atlanta rapper who was at the top of his game, was arrested and eventually killed (A obvious reference to many famous rappers, who die so mysteriously) but a cool little summoning brings back the spirit of Freaknik, and thus, the voice that is the Auto-Tune sound of T-Pain arises.

The story kind of moves into a rag to riches story that plays by the numbers. It may be an entire hour, but to be honest, it is not the story I was watching it for, because I have seen better; it's the actors, the music and the character, Freaknik.

Again, I am not a rap music enthusiast; In fact, if I had to advocate any rap music, it was everything in the 90s and that was the end of it, and I do not enjoy T-Pain's music, and yet, I was intrigued by it all. T-Pain sounds like a character when he "Raps", so in said case, the Auto Tune voice makes the character seem a little bit more lively.

The actors in the movie are probably the reason I wanted to see this for the most part: You have Snoop Dog, Andy Samberg and Bill Hader, Charlie Murphy, many great celebrity personalities to hear, but most are so underused in this project, Samberg and Hader used for about 3 minutes, Charlie Murphy for about a few seconds, and Snoop Dog for about a minute, all to bring us back to a few characters whose are dull as dishwater, actually.

So, all that leaves to judge is Freaknik, the character, who was actually the best part. The character, a spirit, is actually real lively in speech, and The songs Freaknik does range from the over-excesses of Women, Drinks and Money, to helping strippers getting out of their awful jobs and getting them into college.

This is where the movie excels, and unfortunately, that's as good as it gets. You get a handful of songs and a few chuckles here and there but that's it. It is a picture of little redeemable value.

I think the problem was so much of the ideas were based on T-Pain that everything was given a backseat, so in order to make the movie watchable, it was just up to hiring a few well known rappers to give most a movie part in something.

But, if this were a full length motion picture, I'm sure the story would be better than it is, and honestly, I'd like to see that. Freaknik is interesting character, perhaps in another longer project, just recreate the entire story to make characters who are interesting, not cardboard cutout ghetto characters with no passion or drive, you lose interest too quickly and it shows when the writers really create nothing more than an an overly long party sequence and a troupe of Flying Malcolm X's to wrap up the movie.

So in conclusion, If the character comes back, make it more interesting, let T-Pain do what he does best, and come back with more interesting characters.

A disappointing but brutal 4 out of 10.

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