Birthday Star '98

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Birthday Star '98

Release Date: September 1998
Length: 2:47

Released On:

SVHS (R12 '93+)
SVHS (3-Stage '93+)
DVD + Floppy (Studio C)

Birthday Star '98 was an edited release of the Birthday Star '95 live show with the Mr. Mouth pre-show cut out, released for the September 1998 showtape. The show would continue to be used up to the Chuck E's Holiday Party 2000 showtape.


The show is the exact same as Birthday Star '95, except for the Mr. Mouth pre-show being cut. The opening is instead replaced with a small CGI clip of music notes- as the instrumental leads into the main song.

Voice cast

  • Duncan Brannan - Chuck E. Cheese
  • Stephanie Nadolny - Helen Henny
  • Doug Teel - Mr. Munch
  • Reggie Smith - Jasper T. Jowls
  • Joel McCrary - Pasqually the Chef

Showtape Release

Beginning with the release of the September 1998 and paired up alongside the live show Give My Regards To Broadway, Birthday Star '95 would be reissued as Birthday Star '98. This release of the show was identical to that of the previous, however the Mr. Mouth pre-show was removed. The character had been retired in August 1995 and as the years went on his introduction became increasingly outdated so it was dropped. Now the show was presented in an identical form to Birthday Star '92 as an isolated song that simply played from beginning to end with no intro or outro. This reissue would be released on Cyberstar SVHS tapes for 3-Stage and R12, (C & R showtapes had been discontinued following Blast From The Past in January 1998) however it would not see a release on LaserDisc for Studio C. Instead, Birthday Star '95 remained included with every subsequent showtape release. Between April 1999 and August 1999, CEC Entertainment Inc. transitioned all Studio C locations from using LaserDiscs to DVDs. Beginning with Chuck E.'s Fabulous World Adventure, shows were released on 2-3 DVD discs containing audio and video and floppy disks containing signals. Birthday Star '98 would see a release on DVD + Floppy shows as such, bringing this updated reissue to Studio C for the first time. It would remain this way until January 2001 when Birthday Star '95 and '98 were discontinued and invalidated in favor of its successor, Birthday Star 2001.

Release Year Showtape Format
1998 VHS Tape - September 1998 - December 2000 3-Stage Post-93, R12 Post-93
1999 Chuck E.'s Fabulous World Adventure - Chuck E.'s Holiday Party 2000 Studio C DVD + Floppy