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Alright! A 'Bob's Burgers' Movie Is Coming In 2020

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The Belcher family (photo via Facebook)
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Rejoice, friends and countrymen: 20th Century Fox is adapting the animated series Bob's Burgers into a feature film. The movie is slated for release on July 17, 2020, Deadline reports.

Created by writer and animator Loren Bouchard, Bob's Burgers has garnered a steady cult following since it first aired on Fox in 2011. The show follows married couple Bob and Linda Belcher and their three children as they navigate their way through love, life and burger-slinging, and is somewhat Seinfeldian in its ability to create a warm, compelling world out of a diner.

Stacey Snider, 20th Century Fox Film chairman and CEO, offered a vote of confidence to the project, saying in a statement, “A Bob’s Burgers film fits perfectly with our initiative to redouble our family and animation efforts."

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Bob's Burgers fans will be bringing high expectations to the Belcher family's big-screen debut, a challenge the show's creator is well aware of. "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," Bouchard said in a statement on Wednesday.

"We also know it has to fill every inch of the screen with the colors 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?!" Yeah, pretty much. There was a lot of pressure on the Simpsons movie when it came out in 2007, and it ended up being a box-office hit, so anything is possible.

If you want to catch up with the show, the eighth season of Bob's Burgers premiered on October 1, and the entirety of the show is available on Hulu,. You have three years to go until the movie's release date, but if you choose to binge it all this weekend, we won't judge.