Who created the lovable animated character Fat Albert?
Fat Albert is a 2004 live-action/animated film based on the Filmation animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. The movie was produced by Davis Entertainment for 20th Century Fox, and stars Kenan Thompson as the title character. The plot surrounds Fat Albert and the gang leaving the cartoon world and entering the real world in order to help a teenage adolescent deal with the challenges of being unpopular, and not having any friends except her foster sister. Her unpopularity stemmed from her tendency to withdraw into a world of her own as a consequence of the death of her grandfather, Albert Robertson, who was actually the inspiration for the Fat Albert character. It is up to Fat Albert and the gang to show her that she is special and can make friends. Unlike some movies that meld the cartoon world with the real world while at the same time keeping the cartoon characters two dimensional, e.g. Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Fat Albert takes a twist and transforms the cartoon characters in
Fat Albert (1973) is an album by Bill Cosby. After six years of recalling memories of his childhood friend “Fat Albert” Robertson in his stand-up routines, this would be the final album in which Fat Albert is mentioned. Two tracks on the album were previously released (and edited differently) on When I Was a Kid: “Fat Albert Got a Hernia” (as “My Hernia”) and “My Brother, Russell.” Unlike some of his other albums, the album had more kid-friendly humor on it. Sources: http://en.wikipedia.
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is an animated series created, produced, and hosted (in live action bookends) by comedian Bill Cosby, who also lent his voice to a number of characters, including the titular one. Filmation was the production company for the series. The show premiered in 1972 and ran until 1985. The show, based on Bill Cosby’s remembrances of his childhood gang, focused on the lovable, oversized Albert, with his signature rumbling exclamation “Hey hey hey!”, and his friends. Sources: http://en.wikipedia.