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Fat Albert (2004)

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

Director:

Joel Zwick

Writers:

Bill Cosby (as William H. Cosby Jr. Ed.D.), Charles Kipps
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenan Thompson ... Fat Albert
Kyla Pratt ... Doris
Dania Ramirez ... Lauri
Shedrack Anderson III ... Rudy
Aaron Frazier ... Old Weird Harold (as Aaron A. Frazier)
Marques Houston ... Dumb Donald (as Marques B. Houston)
Alphonso McAuley ... Bucky
Keith Robinson ... Bill (as Keith D. Robinson)
Jermaine Williams ... Mushmouth
Aaron Carter ... Teen
Omarion ... Reggie (as Omari Grandberry)
J. Mack Slaughter ... Arthur (as J. Mack Slaughter Jr.)
Nick Zano ... Camera Salesman
Annie Abbott ... Mrs. Forchick
Alice Greczyn ... Becky
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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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Hey! Hey! Hey! Christmas Day


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for momentary language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Some of the characters in the movie take their names from Bill Cosby's old sketches, such as his girlfriend's name of Doris, his running track at Temple and high jumping, and the "Buck, Buck" sketch that opens the cartoon part of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Doris runs home from school after not being invited to the party when she opens the door the man and woman are walking past her as soon as she opens the door but when they zoom out the man and woman that was walking past her is just now approaching her front door to walk past it. 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

References The Bugs Bunny Show (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Fat Albert Party Theme
Written by Ricky Sheldon and Ed Fournier (as Edward Martin Fournier)
Produced by Damon Elliott for Elliott Entertainment, Inc.
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User Reviews

A refreshing break from all the raunchy "kids" movies out there.
27 December 2004 | by JKazooSee all my reviews

For the most part, when "family" and "movie" are right next to each other in the same sentence, my first instinct is to run as fast as I can the other way. But with a movie pass about to expire, and nothing else in the theater that piqued my interest (Christmas With the Kranks? NO THANK YOU!), I sat down in my seat with no expectations. I haven't seen the original TV series in years, but I've always been a big fan of Bill Cosby, and I was immediately put at ease when the credit "Written by Bill Cosby" came up. Bill's script keeps the spirit of the original characters intact, and incorporates them into the real world without an overkill of "Oh, wow! Things are so different now!" style of jokes. This movie is made for kids, not at kids. Things are kept simple without being condescending, and at no time will adults have to talk their way out of explaining something "adult" to the kiddies. In the end, while this movie won't win any technical or artistic awards, it's still a fun little movie that the whole family can enjoy, and for once, that's a good thing. B-plus.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fat Albert See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,021,510, 26 December 2004

Gross USA:

$48,116,322

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,551,322
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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