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Fat Albert (2004)

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

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Reggie (as Omari Grandberry)
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Arthur (as J. Mack Slaughter Jr.)
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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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Rated PG for momentary language | See all certifications »

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25 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Albert, o Gordo  »

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Box Office

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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Trivia

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

Salesman: [Helping the guys pick out clothes] Hey, I know big, and you my friend... are *big*.
Fat Albert: ...and Fat, I'm Fat Albert.
Salesman: Well, when I'm done with you, you're gonna be... *big* Al.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: The Smurfs (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancin' in the Moonlight
Written by Sherman Kelly
Performed by Baha Men
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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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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