“Bob’s Burgers” is getting the movie treatment.
Fox is developing a film based on the hit TV series that will be released on July 17, 2020.
The show, which premiered on Fox TV in 2011, centers on the Belcher family. Bob Belcher runs a hamburger restaurant in a seaside town with his ever-optimistic wife Linda and their three children: the self-conscious Tina, goofball Gene, and precocious Louise.
The series, created by Loren Bouchard, has been nominated for an Emmy Award for best animated series seven consecutive times, winning in 2014 and 2017.
“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?!”
The show’s eighth season premiered on Oct. 1. For the last three years, the show has gone on the road with the “Bob’s Burgers Live” tour.
“A ‘Bob’s Burgers’ film fits perfectly with our initiative to redouble our family and animation efforts,” Stacey Snider, chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox Film said.
Fox Television Group chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden said, “What a year for Bob’s Burgers! First, the Emmy Award for Best Animated Series and now, an amazing opportunity for the gifted Loren Bouchard to take the Belcher family to 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.”