The Belcher family gets back together for a new digital short by Kristen Schaal
They’re getting the Belchers back together!
In anticipation of Bob’s Burgers upcoming 100th episode (on May 22), the cast and creator of Fox’s hit animated family comedy assembled for a new short film lifting the curtain on the real-life Belcher family’s world beyond the deep fryer.
Kristen Schaal — who voices troublemaking youngest child, Louise — makes her directorial debut with Bob’s Live: The Movie, a new digital short which finds the whole Bob’s gang reassembling for another mounting of Bob’s Burgers Live!, a national event tour across the U.S. in which the cast performs comedy and a live episode table read.
Until now, Bob’s Live: The Movie has only been screened by fans who attended the Los Angeles mounting of Bob’s Burgers Live! at The Wiltern in April. Today, you can watch exclusively on EW.
Directed by Schaal and written by Schaal, John Roberts, and Rich Blomquist, the short features appearances by the whole Bob’s family, including voice actors Dan Mintz (Tina), H. Jon Benjamin (Bob), Eugene Mirman (Gene), Roberts (Linda), Larry Murphy (Teddy), Kevin Kline (Mr. Fischoeder), David Herman (Mr. Frond), Brooke Dillman (a whole slew of voices), and show creator Loren Bouchard. Now, is it an actual movie? That’s up for you to decide.
Bob’s Live: The Movie is produced by Bento Box Entertainment and Bouchard’s Wilo Productions.
The 100th episode of Bob’s Burgers airs Sunday on Fox at 9:30 p.m. ET (the 99th episode, meanwhile, airs at 8:30).