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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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 <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bill Cosby, who appears as himself, was the voice of Fat Albert as well as other characters, in the animated TV series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972). See more »


When Reggie starts to take his clothes off at the race, there is a big tree in the background but in the next shot the tree is gone. See more »


Doris: [Comes down the stairs] Hi, guys.
Dumb Donald: You look TIGHT!
Fat Albert: [Nudges Dumb Donald, whispers] What did you just say?
Dumb Donald: Oh, I learned it at the mall!
Fat Albert: Don't talk about Doris like that.
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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 »


References Back to the Future (1985) See more »


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2 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fat Albert is well enough intentioned... I do not think that the film makers set out to destroy one of the Saturday Morning Gods in such an atrocious manner. While this genre, like the more successful comic book genre, can be done somewhat successfully (i.e. Scooby Doo), there is a fine line to walk without making the characters look empty and embarrassing. Fat Albert unfortunately does this. It takes the two dimensionality of the original characters and focuses on it until they loose whatever vibrancy they had previously. The story is contrived and supremely predictable. Grandberry is his usual chewing-on-the-scenery self. Thompson is passable as Fat Albert, but should stay far far far away from rap music for the remainder of his days. The only really enjoyable scenes in the movie were the ones with Bill Cosby. All in all, this movie is a total floater. Don't look at it, just flush.

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