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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972)

Date added to database: 8/14/2001
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Classic Media, Shout! Factory, Urban Works, Ventura Distribution
Releases (11)
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Show Categories: Animation, Family

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4/24/2013 Final Press Release for Shout!'s Rescheduled 'Complete Series'
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FAT ALBERT AND THE COSBY KIDS: THE COMPLETE SERIES TO BE RELEASED JUNE 25 BY SHOUT! FACTORY 15-DVD set includes all 110 episodes of the hit show Join Fat Albert, Bill,... (read entire news item)

2/15/2013 'The Complete Series' is Back on the Schedule from Shout!
Premiering in 1972 on CBS this classic animated series was created, produced and hosted by comedian Bill Cosby, who also lent his voice to a number of characters, including Fat Albert himself. The show,... (read entire news item)

8/03/2012 'The Hey Hey Hey Holiday Collection' DVD is Announced
Hey! Hey! Hey! How about a Fat Albert DVD for all seasons! There's something for everyone in this collection that includes Fat Albert's Easter Special, Fat Albert's Halloween Special, and Fat Albert's... (read entire news item)

5/11/2012 Hey-Hey-Delay! Shout!'s Big Release Gets Bumped For Now
A month ago we brought you Shout! Factory's press release announcing a Summer release of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids - The Complete Series on DVD. That studio document didn't give a street date, but... (read entire news item)

4/11/2012 Press Release Says ALL 3 Shows in Shout!'s Set, WITH Bill Cosby's Help!

4/06/2012 Hey! Hey! Hey! It's a 'Complete Series' DVD Set from Shout! Factory! **UPDATE: Box Art**
Bill Cosby's plumb animated alter-ego isn't new to DVD: Fat Albert has been released during the past decade by Time Life, by Urban Works, and by Classic Media. But always in bits and pieces. Now Shout!... (read entire news item)

1/09/2009 Cover Art and Other Details about the New Fat Albert Easter Special DVD
This past November we broke the news that Genius Entertainment, Classic Media and Entertainment Rights would re-release the Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids - Easter Special on DVD this February 10th. Now,... (read entire news item)

11/07/2008 The Easter Special is Hopping its Way Back to DVD in 2009!
Back in March 2005, Urban Works held the rights to release Fat Albert on DVD at the time, and put out a copy of the show's Easter Special episode that has long been discontinued (though copies still show... (read entire news item)

8/31/2008 'New Christmas Classics' Brings George of the Jungle, Gumby, Casper and the Out-of-Print Fat Albert's Christmas Special Together!
Back in 2005 Fat Albert's Christmas Special was one of several Fat Albert DVDs that UrbanWorks released late that year...and among the last of the group of releases from that show which the company, now... (read entire news item)

6/02/2008 Box Art for Filmation's Fat Albert's Halloween Special New DVD
A few weeks ago we reported that August 26th will see the new DVD release of Fat Albert's Halloween Special, which is the first release of the Filmation-produced series that will be distributed through... (read entire news item)

5/13/2008 New DVD Releases of Filmation's Fat Albert Start with a Spooky Special
Earlier this year we had the scoop that Entertainment Rights (possibly working through their subsidiary, Classic Media) and distributor Genius Entertainment had taken back control of the classic Filmation-produced... (read entire news item)

1/29/2008 ER Planning to Give Fat Albert Cartoons a New Lease on DVD Life!
In March of 2004, the Filmation library of programming was purchased by "ER" (London's "Entertainment Rights PLC"), and by January 2005 a deal was struck between ER and BCI Eclipse for the first rights... (read entire news item)

4/17/2006 Slight delay for Vol 3
There's a slight delay in the third volume of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids; the title has been moved from May 2 to May 30. Volume 3 includes episodes 25 to 36, as well as abonus CD containing 12 tracks... (read entire news item)

3/14/2006 Fat Cover Art For Albert's 3rd Volume
As we reported, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids - Vol 3 will finally be released on May 2nd, and now we have the cover art for you! We owe our thanks to reader Andrew Houston, who let us know that Amazon's... (read entire news item)

1/29/2006 3rd Volume Finally On The Schedule For a Firm Date
Over a year ago we brought you a big schedule full of Fat Albert DVD release dates, but UrbanWorks hasn't kept to the dates on that list, and fans have been left wondering "when?" Now we have the answer,... (read entire news item)

6/13/2005 Volume 2 finally announced (new street date), plus art for V2 and Halloween & Christmas specials!
Urbanworks and Ventura Distribution has finally given us an update on Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids DVDs. First up, on September 6th, is the Fat Albert's Halloween Special release, a single disc featuring... (read entire news item)

2/15/2005 Retail source shows Fat Albert DVDs rescheduled a bit
Back in late December we posted news featuring the complete schedule of Fat Albert titles coming to DVD in 2005. Now has listed all of these titles for pre-order, agreeing with the SRP's... (read entire news item)

12/21/2004 Complete 2005 DVD Schedule! Includes details such as planned prices & bonus CDs!'s Craig Crumpton has posted a complete list of UrbanWorks' tentative schedule for Fat Albert DVDs throughout 2005. Some of this we've covered here at TVShowsOnDVD before, but Craig's gotten... (read entire news item)

12/01/2004 This is one FAT Albert update: 3 new releases, pic, trailer, and much more! **UPDATED**
By now all of you are probably seeing those TV commercials for the Christmas Day release of the new live-action Fat Albert theatrical film, where Albert and the gang leap out of the cartoon into our world... (read entire news item)

11/17/2004 Hey Hey Hey! More on the way! In-Episode Order DVDs Begin In March!
In our last report about Fat Albert DVDs, dated October 24, we passed on a report from's Craig Crumpton about the details of two December releases, which would be out in time to tie in with... (read entire news item)

10/24/2004 Episodes for new releases revealed to ToonZone
A couple of weeks ago we brought you a news story with a lot of new info about the upcoming releases of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, including the early cover art (which may or may not be final). However,... (read entire news item)

10/12/2004 Press Release, Cover Art, More New Info
Many of you were excited to read our mid-Sept. news about two Fat Albert releases that are coming to stores on December 14th. One's a low-end release: 1 DVD with "5 of the most sought-after episodes"... (read entire news item)

9/18/2004 Hey Hey Hey! Fat Albert is coming to stores soon!
It was a couple of years ago that Time-Life released 5 DVDs of the classic cartoon series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, and then last year they followed up by releasing 6 more DVDs...all available only... (read entire news item)

9/15/2003 Correction to the last news item: we missed one!
In our previous news item about new releases of The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids on DVD from Time/Life, we made a mistake in the listings of the new volumes. The volumes we previously... (read entire news item)

9/11/2003 5 more DVDs from Time/Life
Do you recall last year's news about 5 DVD releases of Fat Albert and the Costby Kids from Time/Life? In case you haven't spotted them, there are now 5 more Fat Albert DVDs available from Time/Life.... (read entire news item)

9/12/2002 5 Releases from Time Life
Time/Life is once again making available DVDs with exclusive content. The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Collection is now available via Time/Life's website (, in... (read entire news item)

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