Fox Buys Bento Field Leisure

Fox Leisure has entered right into a deal to accumulate Bento Field Leisure, the animation manufacturing home behind Fox TV’s long-running Sunday evening hit animated collection, Bob’s Burgers, and two new exhibits coming to the community within the 2019-2020 TV season, in response to the Wall Road Journal. Phrases of the acquisition weren’t revealed, however an individual with information of the deal put the worth at beneath $50 million. The acquisition shouldn’t be anticipated to change Bento Field’s present association with Twentieth Century Fox Tv, now owned by Disney, which is able to stay a producer on Bob’s Burgers and different exhibits the manufacturing home is engaged on.

Bento Field reportedly will stay a stand-alone studio, persevering with to supply animated content material for numerous leisure platforms. At present the studio has exhibits on Netflix and within the works for Apple’s new streaming platform in addition to Disney’s Hulu.

The studio can also be at present in manufacturing on two new collection, Duncanville, a household comedy from Amy Poehler and Mike & Julie Scully, and The Nice North, an Alaskan household journey collection from Emmy and Annie Award-winning Bob’s Burgers govt producers Loren Bouchard, Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux, each of that are scheduled to premiere subsequent spring on Fox as a part of an expanded Sunday night Animation Domination programming block.

Fox chief govt Lachlan Murdoch acknowledged, “The acquisition of Bento Field offers Fox the chance to entry the subsequent technology of animation’s creators and profit from possession of future [intellectual property], which we consider might be long-term income turbines for the corporate.”

Bento Field co-founders Scott Greenberg, CEO and Joel Kuwahara, president of manufacturing, commented that being a part of Fox “will present us with the sources to construct, to develop and to higher service our present companions.”

Although the studio owns no IP library, they do have possession stakes in quite a few their productions; the acquisition seems primarily about retaining prime expertise and an environment friendly animation growth and manufacturing pipeline. Bento Field’s core management group will supposedly stay on the studio, together with Greenberg and Kuwahara. Senior executives Brett Coker (COO), Ben Jones (artistic director), Craig Hartin (GM of Bento Field Atlanta) and supervising producers Janelle Momary and Andi Raab are additionally reportedly staying.

Supply: The Wall Road Journal

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