Hold onto your grills — is that a Bob’s Burgers feature film we spot on Fox’s movie calendar? Can we really expect it in just three years?
It’s true, friend — Bob, Linda, Tina, Louise and Gene, and possibly Jimmy Jr, are coming to theaters. The show’s creative team is working on a Bob’s Burgers movie that is far enough along to have a set premiere date: July 17, 2020. Normally announcements like this are made at the pre-production level and many are cancelled before that point. Not so here….this is happening!
Creator Loren Bouchard says he’s working hard right now: “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?!”
Yup — no pressure!
Fox has played host to many animated comedies over the years, but only one of them — The Simpsons — got a feature film in 2007. Rumors of a Family Guy feature were thrown around in the late 2000’s, but nothing came of it. The Futurama movies were direct to DVD and King of the Hill never got close to a movie deal as far as we know. Bob Belcher is joining a very elite club.