Fat Albert

Fat Albert and the rest of the Cosby Kids are living happily in their animated world of Philadelphia when one day, a young teen cries on her remote control because she doesn’t have any friends. Fat Albert and his gang then magically come out of her TV and enter the real Philadelphia! They decide-being such good kids-to help the teen make friends. Albert then falls in love with the girl’s beautiful foster sister-but oh, no! If Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids stray from their TV world, they begin to fade away! Will Albert be able to return home after enlisting the help of Bill Cosby himself, or will he and his gang vanish forever?

In a way I grew up with Bill Cosby. First with the Fat Albert cartoon and then later with the Cosby show. So when I heard that Fat Albert was going to be made into a movie, I was a bit excited. One thing I really like about the original cartoon is that there is positive message with every one. Yet, you can not reruns anywhere on TV. I suspect the characters are a bit too politically incorrect.
Anyway, the movie starts out with Fat Albert coming out of the television set into the ‘real world’ followed by his gang to solve Doris’s problem. But can they get back to their cartoon in time and solve Doris’s problem before fading away?
Kenan Thompson does a great job as Fat Albert. The comedy is silly at times, but it does well considering the movies intended audience.
Definitely a family film for the kids. Could it have been better? Sure, but it does well enough to earn a thumbs up from me.

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