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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids come to life and step out of their animated, inner-city Philadelphia world.

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The first appearance of Fat Albert. This special inspired the creation of the series "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". The plot was based on the 'go-kart skit' from Bill Cosby's 1966 album 'Wonderfulness'.

Director: Ken Mundie
Stars: Bill Cosby, Steven Cheatham, Ernestine Wade
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An obese boy named Fat Albert and his friends Rudy, Mushmouth, Bill, Dumb Donald, Russell, and Weird Harold, pulls into trouble when they "fall" out of their TV world into the real world, where Fat Albert tries to help a young girl, Doris, make friends. However, the simple life of the group is interrupted when Fat Albert falls for Doris' older sister, Lauri, sparking his friends to worry that their leader may never want to return to his cartoon world again. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Hey! Hey! Hey! Christmas Day


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Rated PG for momentary language | See all certifications »

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25 December 2004 (USA)  »

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Albert, o Gordo  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,021,510 (USA) (24 December 2004)

Gross:

$48,114,556 (USA) (1 April 2005)
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Pre-production began in 1993. Tracy Coley was originally cast as Fat Albert. But production stalled as no studio was interested in it. Production picked up again in 2001 and Omar Benson Miller was cast as Fat Albert. But the project stalled again. See more »

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When Fat Albert opens the door for Lauri as they get into the car on the way to the dance, the right front metal gate "door" hinges at the front and Lauri steps behind it to get in the right front seat. In the next shot, Fat Albert closes the door, and the door is now hinged at the rear. See more »

Quotes

Kid in Classroom: [noticing Dumb Donald's pink knit hood] What's that on your head?
Dumb Donald: It's my hat.
Kid in Classroom: Why don't you take it off?
Dumb Donald: Cause I have no face!
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits begin, the animated Fat Albert starts to sing the title song again. Suddenly the live action Fat Albert bursts halfway through the picture, 'looking out' at the audience and picking out audience members, saying that he has to stop the movie so he can help them and telling one guy in the back getting out of his seat that he needs to stick around for the end credits. At this point the cartoon versions of the Cosby Kids finally manage to pull Albert back into their world, and the end credits continue. See more »

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References The Bugs Bunny Show (1960) See more »

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Boogaloo Beat
Written by Ron Riley, Daryl Edward Brickerson, Gabrielle Travis, Kiana Allison, Marya Barrios and Toby Gad
Performed by Fatty Koo
Courtesy of DAS Label / Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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2 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fat Albert is well enough intentioned... I do not think that the film makers set out to destroy one of the Saturday Morning Gods in such an atrocious manner. While this genre, like the more successful comic book genre, can be done somewhat successfully (i.e. Scooby Doo), there is a fine line to walk without making the characters look empty and embarrassing. Fat Albert unfortunately does this. It takes the two dimensionality of the original characters and focuses on it until they loose whatever vibrancy they had previously. The story is contrived and supremely predictable. Grandberry is his usual chewing-on-the-scenery self. Thompson is passable as Fat Albert, but should stay far far far away from rap music for the remainder of his days. The only really enjoyable scenes in the movie were the ones with Bill Cosby. All in all, this movie is a total floater. Don't look at it, just flush.


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