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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
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Storyline

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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Budget:

$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 »

Goofs

When Fat Albert and Reggie are about to fight at the party, Lauri is seen leaving the party twice. See more »

Quotes

Bucky: What do we do *now*?
Dumb Donald: I don't know.
Bucky: I *know* you don't know, I wasn't talking to you.
Dumb Donald: I wasn't talking to *you*.
Bucky: Then who *were* you talking to?
Dumb Donald: I thought I was talking to *her*.
Bill: Guys, cut it out.
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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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Breathe, Stretch, Shake
Written by Mase (as Mason Betha) and Ricardo Thomas
Performed by Mase featuring Sean Combs (as P. Diddy)
Courtesy of Bad Boy Records, Inc. & Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A refreshing break from all the raunchy "kids" movies out there.
27 December 2004 | by (parts unknown) – See all my reviews

For the most part, when "family" and "movie" are right next to each other in the same sentence, my first instinct is to run as fast as I can the other way. But with a movie pass about to expire, and nothing else in the theater that piqued my interest (Christmas With the Kranks? NO THANK YOU!), I sat down in my seat with no expectations. I haven't seen the original TV series in years, but I've always been a big fan of Bill Cosby, and I was immediately put at ease when the credit "Written by Bill Cosby" came up. Bill's script keeps the spirit of the original characters intact, and incorporates them into the real world without an overkill of "Oh, wow! Things are so different now!" style of jokes. This movie is made for kids, not at kids. Things are kept simple without being condescending, and at no time will adults have to talk their way out of explaining something "adult" to the kiddies. In the end, while this movie won't win any technical or artistic awards, it's still a fun little movie that the whole family can enjoy, and for once, that's a good thing. B-plus.


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