Image copyright FOX 2011
As a fan of both cartoons and burgers, I should be a massive fan of Bob’s Burgers.
The cartoon series that follows burger joint manager/chef Bob Belcher and his family through their daily duties and habits as an atypical American family.
None other than H. Jon Benjamin does the voice of Bob, whom you may recognise as the voice of Archer Sterling from the ongoing cartoon spy drama, Archer.
Like I said, I should be a fan of Bob’s Burger, but for some reason, I just can’t get behind it.
Regardless, there is big news for the series as Fox has already begun development of a movie adaptation featuring Bob and co.
Since the show’s 2011 premiere, it’s built up a pretty sizeable and devoted fanbase who have helped the show to eight seasons and an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that a “feature-length Bob’s Burgers film is in development with series creator Loren Bouchard and Fox Animation” and the studio has plans to “redouble [its] family and animation efforts,” according to Stacey Snider, head of Fox Film.
Bouchard continued, saying;
“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 colours 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?!”
Surprisingly, this will only be the second Fox cartoon to be made into a movie, with The Simpsons making it to the big screen back in 2007 – a whole 10 years ago? Really?
The movie has already been penned for a release 17th July 2020, though that may change between now and then of course.
Presumably, the movie will feature the same voice actors as the series, in which case; Bob Belcher is voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, wife Linda as voiced by John Roberts, and their three children: the self-conscious Tina (Dan Mintz), the goofball Gene (Eugene Mirman) and the precocious Louise (Kristen Schaal).