We now know when to expect The Bob’s Burgers movie to hit the big screen. Serving as a film adaptation of the popular animated series Bob’s Burgers, the musical will be released by Disney through 20th Century Studios. The company has just unveiled a new teaser poster for the film, revealing that it will “run in theaters” over Memorial Day Weekend 2022. As 20th Century Studios also noted, “Let’s get this PATTY started!”
“We talked about [streaming] when it comes to the movie and we’ve decided that we really want the movie to hit theaters because Bob’s is already on TV,” Loren Bouchard, Bob’s Burgers creator and director of the film, previously told EW. “Of course we want everyone to see it safely in the cinema. We don’t want anyone to put themselves in danger. But assuming there is a point where everyone can safely go back to the cinema, we’re excited about Bob is the movie that in the cinema, in the dark with other people, because that’s something we’ve never been able to do before. That’s the main course that we deliver to people, in this case.”
Bob’s Burgers first premiered on Fox in 2011, celebrating its 10th anniversary earlier this year. Set in a burger joint, the animated sitcom follows the Belcher family, consisting of father Bob (H. Jon Benjamin), mother Linda (John Roberts), daughters Tina (Dan Mintz) and Louise (Kristen Schaal), and son Gene (Eugene). Mirman). It was hard to break into the Fox animation bubble, especially while competing with The Simpsons and Family man, but Bob’s Burgers has since carved its own niche with a strong fan base of its own. Last year, Fox officially extended the show for two more seasons.
“We are very happy that we were invited to bring Bob’s Burgers to the big screen,” Bouchard said in 2017 when the film was first announced, later describing the adaptation as a mystery musical film. “We know the film should scratch every itch the show’s fans have ever had, but it must work for all the good people who have never seen the show. We also know that it should fill every inch of the screen with the colors and the sounds and the ever so slightly oily texture of Bob’s world, but above all it should take our characters on an epic adventure. In other words, it has to be the best movie ever made. But no pressure, right?”
It has now taken several years to get the Belchers on the big screen, but we are getting closer and closer to that reality. Last September, star H. Jon Benjamin gave an update on the project, revealing that the cast had been recording their lyrics from home due to the pandemic. At the time, he thought they were aiming for a spring 2021 release, but that has clearly come and gone. At another time, the film was slated to premiere in August 2021. The good news is that there is now a date on the board.
The Bob’s Burgers movie is scheduled to be released by 20th Century Studios on Memorial Day Weekend 2022 or May 27, 2022. For now, you can watch new episodes of the series when Season 12 premieres on Fox on September 26, 2021. Meanwhile, The Bob’s Burgers movie may not be the only upcoming feature based on a Fox cartoon, as there has been talk of The Simpsons 2 on Disney+ lately.