Looks like the Belchers are leaving behind the small screen and heading to the big screen in 2020. Coming off their recent Emmy win for Outstanding Animated Series, 20th Century Fox announced today that a feature film based off the Fox animated series that hit TV screens in 2011 is in the works.
Bob’s Burgers creator, Loren Bouchard, had this to say about the news:
We’re thrilled to be invited to bring Bob’s Burgers to the big screen. 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?!
20th Century Fox Film chairman and CEO Stacey Snider is thrilled to be working with the Bob’s team:
We’re grateful to [Fox Television Group chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden] for trusting us with this beloved property and we’re so excited to be working with Loren and his team.
Though some outlets have reported that the film will be a musical this information has not been confirmed but with that being said, HELLO this is Bob’s Burgers! No Belcher and friends adventure, let along epic adventure, would be complete without several musical numbers!
While I am VERY EXCITED about Bob’s hitting the big screen – this news does make me a little bit nervous. Bob’s is a cult hit and has a very loyal fan base and while season eight kicked off this past Sunday, the series has yet to be renewed for a ninth season. Now, I don’t think we should jump to conclusions – other shows like The Simpsons hit the big screen and then returned to the small screen – I am hoping that this is not the beginning of the end. Well unless the film is the perfect send off…we can talk about that closer to 2020.
I am sure we will find out more about the Bob’s Burgers film in the years to come!
Bob’s Burgers is slated to hit the big screen in July 2020 – prime grilling season!