How Making The Bob’s Burgers Movie Was The ‘Total Opposite’ Of The Series

In an interview with Little White Lies, H. Jon Benjamin explained how the process for recording the voice work in “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” was the “total opposite” of a standard recording session for him and his cohorts, not only because they recorded separately instead of in a group, but also because the vocal recordings were completed after the animation. Specifically, Benjamin said:

“Since the beginning of the show, it’s been all group sessions, even in the demo for the pilot presentation to Fox. We were all in the booth, which could be a precarious situation, because you don’t want bleed-over in the audio. We used lots of partitions, but everyone did the scenes together, still do. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we couldn’t do that with the movie. This was a little more traditional, in that they backed into the audio recording which is usually done first. This time, they had to animate first, which I assume is like most animated movies. For us, total opposite.”

Per Benjamin’s own statement, it wasn’t just the switch from small to silver screen that forced a change in their routine but also a need for more elaborate safety measures. For what it’s worth, it seems that voice cast’s chemistry didn’t languish in solitude. “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” is still sitting proudly atop an incredible Rotten Tomatoes score, which proves that audiences and critics alike adored the Belcher family’s cinematic adventure.

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