While speaking to /Film to promote the upcoming movie, “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” co-director and co-writer Loren Bouchard shared that the team behind the show had finally reached a point in their creative process where they can juggle multiple projects at once. From comic books to cookbooks to a live concert that could have toured if they wanted to, “Bob’s Burgers” was ready to take on a much grander challenge beyond their acclaimed Fox series. After testing their mettle with all those other side hustles, that’s when the studio approached Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene, and Louise with the opportunity to star in their own film. According to Bouchard:
“It was perfect timing because we were finally really thinking about a theater. Because it’s not just the screen that’s big, it’s the number of bodies that are together in one place, and all the humanity in one space that you are starting to understand is its own unique thing. And so doing the live show was really eye-opening. The cast is all comedians. They all knew this already. But some of us animation nerds never leave our houses and had never been in front of that many people, and had never had to think about it. But once you’re faced with the possibility that ‘Bob’s Burgers’ has to entertain 2,000 people in a room and they’ve paid to be there, it puts a unique kind of spin on things. So it was really good timing. They said, ‘You want to make a movie?’ And we were like, ‘Yeah. Yeah, we do. We’d like to take that challenge on.'”
Now that they’ve conquered the challenge of a movie, maybe they can circle back to that live tour idea again. Considering how many new musical numbers have been added to the songbook since the last tour, there’s a good case for the Belchers to hit the road again for a few nights of stand up comedy and sing-alongs. Fingers crossed that Bouchard and company can squeeze that in at some point between the show’s thirteenth season and the next “Bob’s Burgers” movie.
“The Bob’s Burgers Movie” will be served in theaters on May 27, 2022.