It looks like the animated comedy Bob’s Burgers is set for the big screen. 20th Century Fox has announced the the series will be getting a feature film to be released on July 17th, 2020.
Series creator Loren Bouchard said: “We’re thrilled to be invited to bring Bob’s Burgers to the big screen. We want to thank Stacey and everyone at 20th Century Fox Film and Gary and Dana at FTG (Fox Television Group) for being such great supporters. We know the movie has to scratch every itch the fans of the show have ever had, but it also has to work for all the good people who’ve never seen the show. We also know it has to fill every inch of the screen with the colors and the sounds and the ever so slightly greasy texture of the world of Bob’s – but most of all it has to take our characters on an epic adventure. In other words, it has to be the best movie ever made. But no pressure, right?!”
“What a year for Bob’s Burgers!” added FTG Chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden. “First, the Emmy Award for Best Animated Series and now, an amazing opportunity for the gifted Loren Bouchard to take the Belcher family to the movies. Loren, Jim and their talented team continue to knock it out of the park week after week, and seven years in, the show is still growing. Working with Stacey and everyone at the feature studio, we know this important property is in the best possible hands.”
Stacey Snider, Chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox Film, said: “A Bob’s Burgers film fits perfectly with our initiative to redouble our family and animation efforts; we’re grateful to Dana and Gary for trusting us with this beloved property and we’re so excited to be working with Loren and his team.”
Premiering in 2011, Bob’s Burgers has become one of FOX’s most successful shows and follows the Belcher family as they run their hamburger restaurant. Bob’s Burgers features a voice cast that includes H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts and Kristen Schaal as the Belcher family. Benjamin, who also voices the super spy Archer for FX, did a bit of a crossover between Bob’s Burgers and Archer in the latter’s fourth season premiere.