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Bill Cosby's gang of childhood pals evolve from standup comedy to an animated cartoon series to real life in this family-friendly comedy. Doris (Kyla Pratt) is a teenager who doesn't fit in with most of her classmates at school, has been depressed since the death of her grandfather, and is disturbed by her foster sister's willingness to remake herself in order to be popular. One of Doris' few solaces comes from watching reruns of the animated television series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, and one day while watching the show she starts to cry, with a tear dropping into her remote. The tear draws big-hearted (and just plain big) Fat Albert (Kenan Thompson) from the animated universe into Doris' real world in hopes of cheering her up and helping her deal with her problems. As Fat Albert and his pals -- Rudy (Shedrack Anderson III), Bucky (Alphonso McAuley), Mushmouth (Jermaine Williams), Weird Harold (Aaron A. Frazier), Dumb Donald (Marques B. Houston), and Bill (Keith D. Robinson) -- adapt to the three-dimensional world and try to teach Doris to believe in herself, they learn that traveling back to the animated world is harder than they thought, which becomes alarming when they start to fade away. The real world also poses some new dilemmas for Fat Albert when he falls in love with Doris' foster sister, Lauri (Dania Ramirez). Bill Cosby co-authored the screenplay for Fat Albert, using his full name, William H. Cosby Jr., and collaborating with Charles Kipps; the project was begun with Forest Whitaker as director, who left midway through shooting, with Joel Zwick taking over in his place. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 2004

Cast

Kenan Thompson
as Fat Albert
Kyla Pratt
as Doris
Jermaine Williams
as Mushmouth
Keith Robinson
as Bill
Alphonso McAuley
as Bucky
Marques Houston
as Dumb Donald
Dania Ramirez
as Lauri
Omarion Grandberry
as Reggie (as Omari Grandberry)
Aaron Carter
as Teen
Bill Cosby
as Himself
Raven Symone
as Danielle
Jeremy Suarez
as Russell
Derek J. Watkins
as Salesman
Rick Overton
as Coach Gillespi
Keri Lynn Pratt
as Heather
Jeff Leaf
as Basketball Player
Cody Fleetwood
as Kid
Annie Abbott
as Mrs. Forchick
Jeanne Chinn
as Woman #1
Alyssa Shafer
as Little Girl
Dylan Cash
as Emmitt
Jeff Harlan
as Dad
Earl Billings
as Mr. Mudfoot (Voice)
Catero Colbert
as Lead Teen (Voice)
Charles Duckworth
as Teen #1 (Voice)
Ben Diskin
as Teen #2 (Voice)
Josh Uhler
as Teen #3 (Voice)
Bill Ratner
as Announcer (Voice)
Jeanne Chinn
as Woman #1
Catero Colbert
as Lead Teen (Voice)
Dylan Cash
as Emmitt
Bill Ratner
as Announcer (Voice)
Derek J. Watkins
as Salesman
Cody Fleetwood
as Kid
Raven Symone
as Danielle
Jeff Harlan
as Dad
Ben Diskin
as Teen #2 (Voice)
Annie Abbott
as Mrs. Forchick
Rick Overton
as Coach Gillespi
Jeremy Suarez
as Russell
Josh Uhler
as Teen #3 (Voice)
Alyssa Shafer
as Little Girl
Earl Billings
as Mr. Mudfoot (Voice)
Charles Duckworth
as Teen #1 (Voice)
Keri Lynn Pratt
as Heather
Jeff Leaf
as Basketball Player

Crew

Joel Zwick
Director
Charles Kipps
Screenwriter
Bill Cosby
Screenwriter
Paul Elliott
Cinematographer
Dave Jordan
Musical Direction/Supervision
Tony Lombardo
Editor
Nina Ruscio
Production Designer
Scott Meehan
Art Director
Jeffrey Stott
Co-producer
Alexander H. Gayner
Associate Producer
Bill Cosby
Executive Producer
Camille O. Cosby
Executive Producer
K.C. Fox
Set Decorator
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck
Costume Designer
Stacy Brownrigg
Sound/Sound Designer
Alexander H. Gayner
First Assistant Director
Monica Swann
Casting
Chemin Sylvia Bernard
Casting
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