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Bento Box Entertainment (also known as Bento Box Animation) is an American animation studio located in North Hollywood, California.[1] It was founded in 2009 by executive producers Scott Greenberg, Joel Kuwahara, and Mark McJimsey. It is a subsidiary of Fox Corporation and operates under the Fox Entertainment division.

Bento Box Entertainment
Founded2009
FounderScott Greenberg
Joel Kuwahara
Mark McJimsey
Headquarters,
OwnerFox Corporation
SubsidiariesSutikki
Sutikki UK
Websitewww.bentoboxent.com

Bento Box Entertainment is an Emmy award-winning studio that develops and produces quality-animated content for all distribution platforms worldwide. Recognized as the leading producer of primetime animated comedy series for broadcast, cable and digital networks, the company works with the leading networks, studios and distribution companies including Fox Broadcasting Company, Comedy Central, MTV, Adult Swim, HBO, Hulu, IFC, Disney, 20th Century Fox Television (including Fox 21), Sony Pictures Television, Lionsgate, The Tornante Company, and Broadway Video among others.[2]

It produced the series Bob's Burgers in 2011 for Fox. It is currently in production on the YouTube series Glove and Boots.

Bento Box Entertainment has four animation studios - in North Hollywood, Burbank, Bento Box Animation Studio Atlanta, in Atlanta, Georgia, and Bento Box Canada in Toronto, Ontario.[3][4][2]

On October 11, 2016, Bento Box launched a children's division called Sutikki.[5] Sutikki opened an office in the United Kingdom.[6]

On August 6, 2019, it was announced that Fox Corporation would acquire Bento Box, still allowing it to operate as an independent production house.[7]

Bento Box InteractiveEdit

Bento Box Interactive is an entertainment-based technology company launched in 2012 by Bento Box Entertainment. In October 2012, Bento Box Interactive partnered with Alicia Keys to create an education mobile application entitled "The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee" for iOS devices.[8] The application tells the story of the relationship between a young New York City girl and her wise grandmother and features two original songs by Keys, "Follow the Moon" and "Unlock Yourself".[9]

ProductionsEdit

Television seriesEdit

Title Year(s) Network Notes
Neighbors from Hell 2010 TBS co-production with 20th Century Fox Television, DreamWorks Television and MoonBoy Animation
Bob's Burgers 2011–present FOX co-production with 20th Century Fox Television, Wilo Productions and Buck & Millie Productions
Allen Gregory 2011 FOX co-production with 20th Century Fox Television and Chernin Entertainment
Brickleberry 2012–15 Comedy Central co-production with Fox 21, Damn! Show Productions and Black Heart Productions
Out There 2013 IFC co-production with 20th Century Fox Television and Quincy Productions
Perfect Hair Forever 2014 Adult Swim co-production with Williams Street; episodes 8 and 9 only
Future-Worm! 2015 Disney XD shorts only; rest of series was later produced by Titmouse.
Bordertown 2016 FOX co-production with 20th Century Fox Television, Fuzzy Door Productions and Hentemann Films
Legends of Chamberlain Heights 2016–17 Comedy Central
Alien News Desk 2019–present Syfy co-production with Broadway Video
Lazor Wulf 2019 Adult Swim
Moon and Me[10] 2019–present CBBC 1st Sutikki production
Duncanville 2020 FOX co-production with Paper Kite Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television
The Great North 2020 FOX co-production with 20th Century Fox Television
The Pandas TBA co-production with Wumo
The Blues Brothers[11] TBA
Murder Police Unaired FOX co-production with 20th Century Fox Television; Pulled from schedule
Harold & Kumar[12] Unreleased Adult Swim pilot; co-production with Lionsgate Television

Internet seriesEdit

Title Years Site Notes
Glove and Boots 2010–present YouTube Show originally a local production in New York from 2004 until 2006.
The Awesomes 2013–2015 Hulu Hulu web-series, co-production with Broadway Video and Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions
The Who Was? Show[13] 2018–present Netflix co-production with Penguin Random House, FremantleMedia and Matador Content
Kuroba 2018–present YouTube co-production with WildBrain[14]
Paradise PD 2018–present Netflix co-production with Damn! Show Productions and Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment
Central Park[15] TBA Apple TV+ co-production with 20th Century Fox Television
Hoops TBA Netflix co-production with 20th Century Fox Television

Direct-to-video animated filmsEdit

Release Date Title Notes
March 18, 2014 Achmed Saves America direct-to-video; co-production with Levity Entertainment Group
January 20, 2015 Madea's Tough Love direct-to-video; co-production with Lionsgate and Tyler Perry Studios

SpecialsEdit

Release Date Title Notes
October 28, 2017 The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special co-production with Universal Television, SNL Studios and Broadway Video

Theatrical filmsEdit

Release Date Title Notes
July 17, 2020 Bob's Burgers: The Movie co-production with 20th Century Fox, 20th Century Fox Animation, Wilo Productions and Buck & Millie Productions. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bento Box Entertainment". bentoboxent.
  2. ^ a b "About Bento Box Entertainment". bentoboxent.
  3. ^ "New Animation Studio Opens in Atlanta". ajc.com. 2012-09-28.
  4. ^ "Bento Box Canada launches in cahoots with Corus Entertainment".
  5. ^ "Ex-Nelvana execs helm Bento Box's new kids division".
  6. ^ "Bento Box's Sutikki opens UK office".
  7. ^ Flint, Joe. "Fox to Buy Bento Box, the Animation House Behind 'Bob's Burgers'". WSJ.
  8. ^ "Alicia Keys Launches New Animated App". Rap-Up.com. 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  9. ^ "Alicia Keys Launches Interactive App for Kids | Music News". Rolling Stone. 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  10. ^ "Andrew Davenport, Sutikki score CBeebies order".
  11. ^ "Bento Box Entertainment to Develop and Produce "The Blues Brothers" Primetime Animated Series". May 6, 2016.
  12. ^ "Bento Box Entertainment - 2016 Demo Reel". Vimeo. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Penguin's Who Was? books inspire Netflix series".
  14. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (October 21, 2018). "WildBrain to Unbox Sutikki's 'Kuroba!' for Global YT Audience".
  15. ^ "Bento Box Entertainment on Instagram: "👏👏👏 #Repost @joshgad ・・・ First look at #centralpark coming very soon to #appletv+ — honored to be teaming up with Loren Bouchard, the…"". Instagram.

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