Fans of Fox’s hit animated comedy Bob’s Burgers were dismayed to learn the upcoming film had been considerably pushed back. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, its projected 2020 release has now been moved to April 2021, but the showrunner has claimed the team is taking full advantage of the delay.
Animator and writer Loren Bouchard has claimed the upcoming Bob’s Burgers: The Movie has benefited greatly from delays brought about by the coronavirus.
Originally eyeing a July 2020 release date, Fox’s new parent company Disney announced the film would be pushed back in the wake of COVID-19’s disastrous effects on the entertainment industry.
Bob’s Burgers’ first feature length film would have been headed to cinemas this year, marking almost a decade on screens over eleven seasons.
This week also saw the release of the show’s 200th episode, making the series Fox’s second longest-running animated shows still in syndication after The Simpsons.
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Bob's Burgers creator opens up on how coronavirus has improved the movie (Image: Getty/Fox)
Bob's Burgers: The Movie was delayed until next April (Image: Fox)
Bouchard and the writers team’s wholesome comedy stylings and Bob’s Burgers improvisational ensemble voice work have helped catapult the series to global success over the last ten years.
The combination of the release of the series’ first motion picture in addition to the 200th episode milestone would have given its millions of fans cause to celebrate this year.
Unfortunately, as Hollywood studios opt to pull their tentpole films from theatres in favour of delayed distribution or streaming releases, Bob’s Burgers: The Movie is now tentatively set for April 9, 2021.
Luckily, Bob’s Burgers’ eleventh season has only