Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids Original Animation Production Cel 1977 I#571 For Sale
TDA Animation specializing in RARE and OBSCURE Animation Production Art Thanks for helping to support our Fund Raising sales for our Independent Animated Short Films ProjectBILL COSBY'S FAT ALBERT and the COSBY KIDSFilmation Studios Animation Production Cel of the Brown Hornet from the CLASSIC 1970s Animated TV Series;FAT ALBERT and the COSBY KIDS created by Bill Cosby and Lou Scheimer produced Filmation studios.from the LOU SCHEIMERCollection; thelegendary Animator and Founder of FILMATIONTHIS IS ACTUAL PRODUCTION ARTWORK, that appeared under the camera during the production process of the original 1970s Animated Television Series.Size: 12 field 12.5 x 10.5 12 field Condition: EXCELLENT Circa 1977 Featuring: FA Characters Cels come with Laser Print Background of StingerShipping Notes: (PLEASE READ) We also have a combined Shipping Rate for Customers who purchase Multiple sales.... The Studio Staff is in nyc working on a film until 11/6/12. Shipping on all Items will resume Albert, Mushmouth, Rudy, Bill and the Cosby kid gang are rehearsing their Christmas play in their junkyard clubhouse when suddenly Mr. Tyrone, who owned the junkyard as well as the whole east end of town, showed up and threatened to have the clubhouse bulldozed to the ground. Then, a little boy, Marshall, his dad and his very pregnant mother show up. They had car trouble and they wouldn't take them because they were poor. So Fat Albert offered to take them in while he went to go bargain with Tyrone, but that mean old grinch simply wouldn't listen. It takes Mudfoot to talk some sense into him and melt that icy old heart. Back at the clubhouse, the baby is soon born and in comes Tyrone full of Christmas spirit! Hey, hey, hey
The Brown Hornet was a show-within-a-show (or more accurately, a cartoon-within-a-cartoon) on the Filmation animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids from 1979 to approximately 1984. The Brown Hornet was a show that Fat Albert's gang watched on a barely-working television in their clubhouse.
The Brown Hornet was a bumbling superhero who always seemed to thwart the evil-doers and teach viewers a valuable lesson in the process. In each opening, The Brown Hornet and his sidekicks Stinger and Tweeterbell the Robot were facing certain doom until the Brown Hornet used his superpowers to save them all. But at the end, the group faced a new threat.
In one episode of "Fat Albert", Weird Harold is seen playing a Brown Hornet video game at a video arcade.
Fat Albert, Mushmouth, Rudy, Bill and the Cosby kid gang are rehearsing their Christmas play in their junkyard clubhouse when suddenly Mr. Tyrone, who owned the junkyard as well as the whole east end of town, showed up and threatened to have the clubhouse bulldozed to the ground. Then, a little boy, Marshall, his dad and his very pregnant mother show up. They had car trouble and they wouldn't take them because they were poor. So Fat Albert offered to take them in while he went to go bargain with Tyrone, but that mean old grinch simply wouldn't listen. It takes Mudfoot to talk some sense into him and melt that icy old heart. Back at the clubhouse, the baby is soon born and in comes Tyrone full of Christmas spirit! Hey, hey, hey
History: 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.
Fat Albert primarily spoke to African-American youth in low-income families a segment of the population previously ignored by Saturday morning programming, but had an impact on children across the United States, regardless of race. The show always had an educational “lesson” emphasized by Cosby’s live cameos, and the gang always gathered in their North Philadelphia junkyard to play a rock song on their cobbled-together instruments. Cosby’s Kids had an upbeat attitude and were eager to learn, in spite of their apparent poverty.
Fat Albert— Voiced by Bill Cosby, based on his childhood friend Albert Robertson. The main character in the series, Fat Albert is the heart and soul— and often the conscience— of the Junkyard Gang; though he is depicted as being obese and unhealthy, he remains active through his love of sports, often taking part in different games along with the rest of the gang. Fat Albert works hard to maintain integrity in the gang and with others, and plays bagpipes/accordion (made from a radiator and an airbag) in the Junkyard Band.
Mushmouth— Voiced by Bill Cosby. A chinless, linguistically-challenged simpleton who always spoke in virtual Ubbi Dubbi, tantamount to an overdose of novocaine in the mouth, according to Cosby's "Dentist" monologues. Mushmouth plays a homemade bass guitar in the Junkyard Band.
Dumb Donald— Voiced by Lou Scheimer. A lanky but dimwitted fellow; he always wears a green long-sleeved jersey three sizes too big, and a pink stocking cap covering his entire face except his eyes and mouth. In the Junkyard Band, Dumb Donald plays a trombone made out of plumbers' pipe and a morning glory horn from an old Victrola.
Bill— Voiced by Bill Cosby. A character based on Bill Cosby. Like the others, Bill is an all-around good athlete, but more often he spends his time trying, though not always successfully, to keep his little brother Russell out of trouble. In the Junkyard Band Bill plays homemade drums made from a discarded foot-pedal trash can using spoons for sticks.
Russell— Voiced by Jan Crawford. Bill's little brother (named after Cosby's real-life brother, whom he often talked about in his monologues) and the smallest and youngest of the Junkyard Gang. He always wears a heavy jacket, boots and a Ushanka winter hat regardless of the weather. Russell has a penchant for telling things like they are, much to his older brother's consternation. Russell plays the xylophone in the Junkyard Band (made out of empty cans and a discarded coat rack).
Weird Harold— Voiced by Gerald Edwards. A tall, skinny, beady-eyed kid who always wears a yellowish-brown dress blazer, a brown sock on one foot and a red sock on the other. Fat Albert's best friend, Harold is usually clumsy, except on the basketball court. In the Junkyard Band Weird Harold plays a harp made from bedsprings, and on occasion plays a "dressmaker dummy" in the percussion section. In the 2004 film, he is called "Old Weird Harold"; Cosby used this same name to refer to the character in the "9th Street Bridge" segment on his album Revenge, describing him thus: "Old Weird Harold - we called him that because he was 6'9", weighed 50 pounds. We used to use him to get the football out of the sewer."
Rudy Davis— Voiced by Eric Suter. A sharply-dressed smooth-talker and huckster antagonist whose smart-alecky attitude is always getting him into trouble more often than out of it. But to his credit, Rudy has a good heart and often learns his lesson. His family is implied to be financially better-off than the others as he is the only Junkyard Band member with a real musical instrument, an electric guitar.
Bucky— Voiced by Jan Crawford. As his name indicates, Bucky has a large overbite. Bucky plays a stovepipe organ in the Junkyard Band
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