“Bob’s Burgers” has announced its move to the big screen. The franchise is set to release a full-length film in July 2020, as confirmed by Fox Animation.
The television show is centered around Bob Belcher, his family and their modest burger joint, which has been successful in creating a strong and faithful fan base.
“Bob’s Burgers” first aired in 2011 and has since won two Primetime Emmy Awards.
Although Fox Animation has yet to announce what the film will be about, news of the film created an enormous amount of excitement among its fans.
The show is known for its clever comedy and sly references to classic films and television shows.
Gerry Brana, freshman psychology major and self-proclaimed “Bob’s Burgers” fan, said he wants to see a more adventurous approach.
“I want to see an Indiana Jones-like adventure with references to a lot of other classic films thrown in there the ‘Bob’s Burgers’ way.’”
Upon Fox Animation’s announcement of the show, series creator Loren Bouchard shared his excitement for the series.
Bouchard also expressed his knowledge of the fans’ hopes for the show, as well as the high expectations.
“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,” Bourchard said.
Although the franchise has done well on the small screen, many wonder if that success will translate to the big screen.
Other animated series, such as “The Simpsons,” have been successful in making the transition. However, in an animated movie, characters must be stronger and more complex to engage audiences.
Mitchell Douglas, freshman business major, expressed his concern for the plot.
“Even though it’s a funny show and I enjoy it, they can’t hold a plot and don’t deliver story or character development enough,” Douglas said. “It could be funny but it wouldn’t be a very good movie.”
Audiences can decide whether or not the movie will succeed when the film hits theaters July 17, 2020.