Earlier this week, 20th Century Fox announced that its hit animated sitcom, Bob’s Burgers, would be getting its own film adaptation. Ever since it’s introduction to the animation domination lineup in 2011, the show has grown in popularity amongst both fans and critics alike, even earning two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Series (2014, 2017).
The film will be produced by Fox’s Animation studios, currently set for a big screen debut of 2020. The shows creator Loren Bouchard talked about bringing Belchers to the big screen and how excited he was for fans of the show.
“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, “Bouchard said. “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?!”
For the uninitiated, Bob’s Burgers revolves around a family of five who help run their father, Bob, run the family burger joint. Alongside Bob’s love of creating unique, pun-filled burgers, the show details the family life and adventures of Bob, Linda, Gene, Tina, and Louis, especially the children’s hijinks.
The show has managed to stand out from other animated sitcoms on the network, focusing more on family values than too many low brow jokes (but it has plenty of those too).
It’s still early, so not much has been revealed regarding the plot and how it ties into the show, though continuity and aging isn’t a huge deal in the show per say. The news of a big screen adaptation taking place about three years from now should also guarantee that Bob’s Burgers will be on tv up until that point, all but guaranteeing two more season renewals.