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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Frazier ...
Old Weird Harold (as Aaron A. Frazier)
Dumb Donald (as Marques B. Houston)
Bill (as Keith D. Robinson)
Reggie (as Omari Grandberry)
Arthur (as J. Mack Slaughter Jr.)
Mrs. Forchick


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 <>

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Hey! Hey! Hey! Christmas Day

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for momentary language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Albert, o Gordo  »

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Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$48,114,556 (USA) (1 April 2005)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Forest Whitaker was the original director of the film, but left the project over creative differences. See more »


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 »


Bill: Hey, hey, HEY. Friends don't let friends fade away.
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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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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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hey, hey ,hey ,it's time to have a good time
23 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really had a good time watching this movie. We all remember the 70's cartoon heroes named Fat Albert and the Cosby kids who came from the genius created mind of Bill Cosby. Each week Fat Albert and his gang would help people and solve problems. Now it's 2004 and Doris come home from school after having a bad day she turns on Fat Albert and begins to cry and Fat Albert the cartoon hears her cry and jumps out of cartoon land and into reality to help Doris with her problem and the Cosby kids follow him. But what they are going to discover is that their world and this world are completely different. Like Garfirld and Scooby Doo, another great cartoon character comes to life. It was a fascinating idea by Bill Cosby for the famous cartoon characters to jump into reality. I really enjoyed this movie, it was pure fun.

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