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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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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

An open casting call was held in both New York and Los Angeles in hopes to cast an unknown kid actor for the role of Fat Albert. After the exhaustive search in both cities proved futile, the producers offered the part to Kenan Thompson. See more »

Goofs

When Bucky's pants are torn, they go to the junkyard. Doris shows up, but when the Cosby Kids try and hide Bucky's pants, you can clearly see that his pants are fine. See more »

Quotes

Bill: Look!
[Bill, Fat Albert, Dumb Donald, Bucky, Rudy, Mushmouth and Old Weird Harold run across a street and look at a poster in a video store window which reads: "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids! Own the complete collection on DVD!"]
Bill: See? THAT'S who we are.
Rudy: Yeah, and we're coming out on "divda."
Bucky: What's "divda?"
Dumb Donald: I don't know.
Bucky: I...
Bill: Don't start! We don't belong here.
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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

References Garfield (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Welcome Back
Written by John Sebastian
Additional Music and Rap Lyrics by Mase
Performed by Mase
Courtesy of Bad Boy Records, Inc. & Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
(contains a sample of "Welcome Back" performed by John Sebastian)
Courtesy of John Sebastian Music)
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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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