In a bit of “WTF!?!” news, it’s being reported that FOX is going to produce a “Bob’s Burgers” movie for theatrical release. Even though I love the show, I feel like it would bomb in the theater.
Does the show really have that big of a following?
I know there was “The Simpsons Movie” in 2007, but that was after 17+ years of it running on television.
‘Bob’s Burgers’ Movie in the Works at Fox
Creator Loren Bouchard is on board for the big-screen take from Fox Animation. A big-screen take on the hit animated show Bob’s Burgers is being served up by 20th Century Fox. The series, which premiered in 2011, follows the Belcher family and their friends and rivals. 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.
“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 Wednesday in a statement. “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?!” More: hollywoodreporter.com
I was always under the assumption that “Bob’s Burgers” was barely scraping by. It falls into that terrible time slot that “King of the Hill” was in, where it’s always getting bumped in favor of live sports.
The “Bob’s Burgers” movie is scheduled for release on July 17, 2020. Will the show even last that long?