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Fat Albert’s Greatest Hits: the Ultimate Collection

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On December 14, 2004, UrbanWorks Entertainment proudly presents the return of an American original with the DVD debut of Fat Albert’s Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection.

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the landmark characters’ first television broadcast, the special box edition features more than seven hours of unforgettable episodes, including “The Hero, “The Prankster, “The Bully, “Smart Kid” and “Fish Out of Water.” With embossed slipcase packaging, the classic DVD set will feature a 12-page keepsake companion booklet brimming with photos and more. Fat Albert’s Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection will be available for the first-time ever on DVD at a collectible $49.99.

UrbanWorks also announces the day and date release of “Fat Albert and the Cosby kids,” a single disc of five classic episodes, available for $14.99.

Premiering on CBS in 1972, the Emmy“ nominated Fat Albert and the Cosby kids aired for 12 consecutive years, earning its place as one of the longest-running Saturday morning programs in television history. The series chronicled a group of young friends growing up in a Philadelphia neighborhood. In Fat Albert and the Cosby kids, real-life situations were adapted into impactful educational cartoons which humorously explored a wide array of adolescent issues, from family problems to drug addiction. The series first aired in September 1972 and signed off in August 1984.

Creator Bill Cosby was the show's live-action host and also provided the voices for several animated characters, including Fat Albert, Rudy, Mushmouth and Weird Harold. A special collection of these historic episodes have been compiled into one box set…Fat Albert’s Greatest Hits—The Ultimate Collection. This highly-anticipated four-disc DVD collector’s item has a running time of 440 minutes.

Fat Albert and the Cosby kids

Fat Albert and the kids are back in this exclusive DVD packed with five of the long-running series’ most popular episodes. The collectible single disc has a running time of 110 minutes.

UrbanWorks Entertainment is dedicated to the acquisition, production and distribution of quality content to meet the needs of urban, entertainment consumers. UrbanWorks created and produced the franchise, Platinum Comedy Series, which includes original, independent stand-up comedy programs starring Dave Chappelle, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, Mo’Nique and many others. UrbanWorks Entertainment’s President, Jeff Clanagan, President, served as producer and executive producer of the critically-acclaimed dramas, Lockdown (Columbia Tri-Star), Civil Brand (Lions Gate) and the hit comedy, Hair Show, starring Mo’Nique and Kellita Smith. In just a few short years, UrbanWorks has secured over 40% market share in the urban, non-theatrical home entertainment market. UrbanWorks Entertainment’s mission is to continue as the undisputed leader in urban home entertainment by providing a wide assortment of quality-driven titles from a variety of segments that cater to the $890 billion urban, consumer market.

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