‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’: Behind the Musical Spectacle of the Animated Big-Screen Spinoff
While “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” is sure to be a hit with fans of the animated Fox series, there’s also a lot for newcomers to enjoy, including four toe-tapping musical numbers that ramp up the energy while revealing the internal lives of the Belchers — parents Bob (H.
Jon Benjamin) and Linda (John Roberts) and kids Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman), and Louise (Kristen Schaal) and their devoted family friend, Teddy.
The film opens with an ode to summer, a big, Broadway-like number that might recall last year’s “In the Heights” as it moves from the film’s namesake restaurant into the oceanside town the series takes place in, culminating in an anxious meeting with the bank officer overseeing the family’s business loan.
The song is hilarious, heartfelt and uplifting — while celebrating the Belchers’ underdog spirit.While original musical numbers have long been a part of the “Bob’s Burgers” repertoire,
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