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Top Customer Reviews
As a child of the 70's, I grew up watching Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. I was hoping this movie wouldn't be a lame re-invention like Scooby-Doo (as an example).
Both my husband and I were pleasantly suprised! We laughed our butts off throughout the movie; it was hilarious to see "Fat Albert" and the gang doing a modern, hip-hop version of "Gonna Have a Good Time (Hey, Hey, Hey!)".
The plot is sweet, but it's not saccharine. There's enough clever humor and sight gags to please adults, as well as the kids (especially if you're familiar with the gang). One of my favorite parts is when Fat Albert and the guys pass a video shop. They see that they're coming out on "DIV-i-der" (the phonetic pronunciation of DVD. It's a lot funnier to see it...) Seeing what happens when cartoons from the 70's come to life in the modern world brings some very hilarious moments, to be sure!
Some interesting mysteries pop up, too: Does Dumb Donald have a face under that pink cap? Will Mush Mouth be relegated to mumbling through every conversation in "the real world"?
The most touching part of the DVD is the very end. I don't want to give it away, but I will say that I cried...and that is has to do with Bill Cosby and the real life people that Fat Albert and the gange were patterned after.
There's not a lot of features on this DVD, and I was hoping to hear stories from Cosby about the individuals he patterned the cartoon after. Still, the movie itself is definitely worth the price, and can be enjoyed by young and old alike.
Now, if I can just stop my husband and 6 year old from walking around the house saying "Hey, hey, hey!"...
However, as much as I enjoyed the Fat Albert show, I don't think it was necessary to make a live-action movie of the show. Hollywood seems to be running dry on originality so eventually probably ever show ever made will be turned into a film sometime. Not only that, but when Hollywood does turn tv shows into big screen movies, they usually change the show around so much that the movie really no longer resembles the show, e.g. THE DUKES OF HAZZARD.
Sometimes the original format is changed, such as in BEWITCHED where Will Farrell's character is starring in an updated television version of the show. FAT ALBERT is kind of like that. Fat Albert and the gang are very happy in their animated lives. However, a young female fan of the show, Doris, begins crying because she has no friends. There can be magic in tears and Doris tears causes Fat Albert and the gang to leave their animated Philadelphia and enter her living room.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My family loves this movie! My four year old really enjoys watching it. Its the kind of movie the whole can watch together.Published 1 month ago by Benita Sanders
Love the educational values it teaches kids and my 5yr old daughter loves itPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
"It was a good positive message and I love fat Albert"
This movie is a funny. If you like the cartoon fat Albert.If not to each its own likes and dislikes. HEY! HEY! HEY! I LIKE IT...!!!Published 2 months ago by Mrs.Amazing
I loved the movie so much that this is a replacement for the first copy which no longer played.Published 2 months ago by patrice mayo
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