Fat Albert (2004)
IMDb Rating 4.1
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Kenan Thompson Fat Albert
Kyla Pratt (II)
Marques Houston Dumb Donald
Omarion Grandberry Reggie (as Omari Grandberry)
Bill Cosby
Kyla Pratt Doris
Shedrack Anderson III Rudy
Jermaine Williams Mushmouth
Keith Robinson Bill
Alphonso McAuley Bucky
Aaron Frazier Old Weird Harold
Dania Ramirez Lauri
Keith Robinson (III)
The bright cartoon colors of the Saturday morning classic Fat Albert get brought into the real world--or a Hollywood facsimile of reality, at any rate. When a teenage girl named Doris (Kyla Pratt) sheds a tear onto her TV's remote control, her unhappiness summons Fat Albert (Kenan Thompson, Barbershop 2), Mushmouth, Dumb Donald, Old Weird Harold, and the rest of the gang from Bill Cosby's popular cartoon (inspired by his childhood memories of growing up in Philadelphia). Doris is, to say the least, a little freaked out and doesn't really want Fat Albert to help solve her problems--but with the blithe confidence that only cartoon characters can have, Fat Albert and the gang follow her to school to root out the source of her misery. One of the movie's problems (which are legion) is that Doris's world isn't much more real than the cartoon one; it's a sterile, clean-cut caricature of a city neighborhood. In fact, the whole movie feels suspiciously like a commercial for a DVD of Fat Albert cartoons, an advertisement for which actually appears in the movie, making for a bizarrely self-referential product placement. Thompson, surprisingly, hangs on to his dignity in the face of the inane proceedings and even gives Fat Albert a hint of gravitas. --Bret Fetzer
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama; Family; Fantasy
Director Joel Zwick
Producer John Davis
Writer Bill Cosby; Charles Kipps
Studio 20th Century Fox
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 90 mins
Movie Release Date 12/25/2004
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 496
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 7/5/2005
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Dual Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 024543175490
Release Date 3/22/2005
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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