“Bob’s Burgers,” Fox’s long running Emmy award-winning animated comedy, is headed to the big screen for the first time, Twentieth Century Fox announced Wednesday.
The studio announced that the popular Fox show will be getting its own animated feature film, which is set to be released on July 17, 2020.
“We’re thrilled to be invited to bring ‘Bob’s Burgers’ to the big screen,” show creator Loren Bouchard said in a statement.
Bouchard also noted all the things that the movie has to do in order to live up to fans’ expectations of the show, which airs Sundays. “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,” he added. “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?!”
“Bob’s Burgers” just debuted its eighth season last Sunday. The show, about the misadventures of the Belcher family — Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene and Louise — as they try to run the family hamburger restaurant.
H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts and Kristen Schaal lead the show’s voice cast. The show has featured guest appearances from Jenny Slate, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, Kevin Kline, Billy Eichner, Steve Buscemi, Sarah Silverman and more.
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The show has won best animated series at the Emmys twice — in 2014 and 2017 — and has been nominated every year since 2012. The show has also spawned a best-selling cookbook, a soundtrack album featuring 107 songs and a live tour.
It also had its most watched season yet, averaging 7.7 million viewers per episode in total multi-platform audience, which is up 13 percent from last year’s average.
“What a year for ‘Bob’s Burgers!'” Fox Television Group chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden added. “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.”