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Fat Albert (2004)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  25 December 2004 (USA)
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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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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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Release Date:

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

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

Goofs

When Albert challenges Reggie to a race during track practice, palm trees are clearly visible in the background foliage. Palm trees do not grow in Philadelphia. 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 »

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Dancin' in the Moonlight
Written by Sherman Kelly
Performed by Baha Men
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A mildly amusing movie with great messages
13 February 2005 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Teenage Doris has a problem. No one wants to be her friend or invite her to their parties. As she is crying over the television's remote control, a tear drops into the device. As she happens to have a Fat Albert cartoon on the set, her sadness seeps onto the title character. Albert insists on jumping through the screen, along with his friends, to help her develop a more positive self image. While they are in the real world, the whole gang adapts to modern culture quickly. They never lose sight of their true goal, however. Will Fat Albert and his crew be able to better Doris' life? It is so satisfying to watch a film for teens and children that is determined to amuse and enlighten without objectionable material. Although the story is somewhat weak and a bit wandering, Albert and the actors playing the gang members are just wonderful, as is Doris and her lovely cousin, Laurie. Bill Cosby himself has a small part in the film, too. If you are a choosy parent, who screens every film before making a decision on a movie's worth, you will probably give thumbs up to this new entry into family features. It has an upbeat message that overcomes any weaknesses.


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