Cover image for Death to Smoochy
Title:
Death to Smoochy
Author:
Lazar, Andrew.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Venom-laced and the raucous rivalry of scandalized former kid-show host Rainbow Randolph and his squeaky-clean replacement, Sheldon Mopes, a.k.a. Smoochy the Rhino. Randolph is insanely obsessed with getting his job back, but Smoochy's a smash, and their war for kid-vid supremacy places a jaded "KidNet" producer in the middle of a Rainbow/Rhino smackdown.
General Note:
Full screen version.

Special features: additional scenes; feature-length commentary with Danny DeVito and director of photography Anastas Michos; bloopers and outtakes; behind-the-scenes documentary; interactive ice show; magic cookie bag gallery; hidden scene; cast/director film highlights; theatrical trailers; web-enabled interactive Smoochy games.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
ISBN:
9780790767710
UPC:
085392219025
Format :
DVD

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Danny DeVito steps behind the camera for this darkly funny satire that combines elements of Barney and Friends with the real-life Pee-Wee Herman scandal while recalling the director's previously twisted black comedies Throw Momma From the Train (1987) and The War of the Roses (1989). Robin Williams stars as Randolph Smiley, a popular children's show host known professionally as "Rainbow Randolph." Dismissed from his beloved job when he's caught taking payola, Randolph becomes increasingly mentally unhinged and the target of his delusional revenge fantasies is Sheldon Mopes (Edward Norton), otherwise known as Smoochy, the fuchsia rhino character that has replaced him and soared to national popularity. Randolph soon learns that his ex-girlfriend and network executive Nora Wells (Catherine Keener) is sleeping with Sheldon, so he sets out to kill Smoochy, egged on by an unexpected ally: corporate president Marion Frank Stokes (Jon Stewart), who should be profiting from Smoochy's rise to fame, except for the fact that he and his cronies are unable to control the idealistic Sheldon's on-air agenda. Death to Smoochy (2002) co-stars Harvey Fierstein, Vincent Shiavelli, and Michael Rispoli. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi