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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Albert, o Gordo 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The people listed in the closing credits of the TV Land cartoon broadcast are all real-life Hollywood professionals, and some are credited with having served on the crew of this movie. The first on the list, D.J. Gugenheim, is listed as "Asst. to Z. Diddy." Joel Zwick's nickname during production was Z. Diddy, and D.J. Gugenheim was his assistant. 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

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 »


Soundtracks

Boogaloo Beat
Written by Ron Riley, Daryl Edward Brickerson, Gabrielle Travis, Kiana Allison, Marya Barrios and Toby Gad
Performed by Fatty Koo
Courtesy of DAS Label / Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Flat Albert
2 September 2006 | by His_Dudeness74See all my reviews

What a disappointment this movie was ... one of the most original and brightest cartoons of it's time deserved a lot more than this poorly-written, unimaginative effort - the characters were more two-dimensional than their original cartoon counterparts!

The acting was OK, it was the script that was the real disaster - where was Fat Albert to help out with *that* particular problem ?

the 'plight' of Doris and her sister barely raised enough concern in the audience to sustain a half-hour cartoon, let alone a feature film - with the long list of issues and concerns facing adolescents these days, the producers chose the softest possible interpretation of what Fat Albert was all about - kids sticking together and helping each out when problems arise - the 'problems' facing Doris were barely worth addressing - even the problems in the cartoon-within-the-movie ('Danielle' running away and leaving school) where more pressing ...

The whole 'cartoon's come to life' scenario was pretty lame - either do a full feature cartoon or make a movie about the characters as if they were real people - combining the cartoon world with the real world just didn't work in the hands of these writers - they could barely muster a single gag in what was supposedly a light-hearted comedy ffs ...

the characters were tampered with in a most displeasing way - Rudy was robbed of his original personality to be made more 'P.C.' - the makers of the original cartoon gave Rudy a cocky, smart-ass attitude to balance out the saccharine righteousness of Fat Albert and Bill Cosby - the gang didn't need anymore 'nice guys', and there could have been a lot of fun to be had with Rudy's character had he retained his original 'edge'. Russell's non-appearance in physical form was puzzling and uneccessary ... where the hell was Mudfoot ?!? ... only the tiniest reference was made to the Brown Hornet - surely something more imaginative could have been written with such an integral and fun character ?

Fat Albert the Movie was a by-the-numbers waste of celluloid and cellulite ...


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