Bill Cosby is an amazing entertainer and he proves it again with this very well written film “Fat Albert.” As with Mr. Cosby’s career, the film is totally free of objectionable content and deals with the lesson of “Be yourself and not someone you’re not.” The film integrates the “Fat Albert” cartoon with the present day live action in a fun way. All the characters come through the TV set when Dorris is at home crying while watching “Fat Albert,” the cartoon. Fat Albert and his gang then stay close to Dorris in an attempt to “fix her problem.” The fun heats up as they discover what their new world holds for them. Fat Albert brings politeness and gentlemanly behavior to a community and impacts everyone he comes in contact with.
I used to listen to Bill Cosby comedy albums as a kid and it was loads of fun seeing all his characters come to life on the big screen. I highly recommend this film for families that wish to enjoy a fun wholesome time at the theater this holiday season.