Daily Variety reports that UrbanWorks Ent. has acquired North American home video rights to the classic animated CBS series, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. UrbanWorks, a label of Ventura Ent., licensed the property from Entertainment Rights and plans to ship initial Fat Albert titles to retailers on Dec. 14.
Fat Albert aired on the Eye Network from 1972 to 84. In addition to the new DVD releases, the property will be revived by a live-action feature adaptation being produced by 20th Century Fox for release this holiday season.
Single discs will contain as any as five episodes of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids and retail for $14.99. UrbanWorks will also release a four-disc deluxe edition titled Fat Albert’s Greatest Hits–The Ultimate Collection, featuring more than seven hours of animation for $49.99. The 2005 release schedule includes beloved Fat Albert Easter, Halloween and Christmas specials.