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Belcher Family Still Headed to Theaters in 2021

Recent announcement confirms the film adaptation of FOX’s Emmy Award-winning animated comedy series ‘Bob’s Burgers’ is still set to premiere in theaters on April 9, 2021 after being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Belchers are flippin’ into theaters! The film adaptation of FOX’s Emmy Award-winning animated comedy series Bob’s Burgers has been in development since 2017, but its release was recently put into doubt due to COVID-19 restrictions at cinemas. Showrunner Loren Bouchard recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the theatrical trials Bob’s Burgers: The Movie has faced since it was delayed from its original July 17, 2020 release date. "We talked about [streaming] as it pertains to the movie and we decided we really want the movie to come out in theaters because Bob’s is already on TV," Bouchard stated. "Assuming there’s a point at which everyone can go back to theaters safely, we’re excited about Bob's the movie being seen in the theater, in the dark with other people, because that’s something we’ve never been able to do before."

Sadly, one cartoon casualty from the pandemic was a delightful short film called My Butt Has a Fever. The short, which would have featured the musical stylings of Louise (Kristen Schaal), Tina (Dan Mintz), and Eugene (Eugene Mirman) Belcher, was meant to be played before a few carefully selected feature films. This idea was ultimately scrapped due to the lack of actual theatrical releases.

The tentative new theatrical release date for Bob’s has been set for April 9, 2021. It seems like the film industry is really, really optimistic about the possibility of 2021 premieres. When the only alternative is closing theaters for good, we suppose it’s ok to be glass-half-full about it.

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