Bento Box Entertainment

Bento Box Entertainment (also known as Bento Box Animation) is an American animation studio located in the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.[2] 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. The studio is best-known for producing Bob's Burgers for Fox prior to its acquisition in August 2019.

Bento Box Entertainment
Founded2009; 11 years ago (2009)
FounderScott Greenberg
Joel Kuwahara
Mark McJimsey
Headquarters,
Key people
  • Scott Greenberg (CEO)
  • Joel Kuwahara (President of production)
  • Brett Coker (COO)
ParentFox Entertainment
(Foxcorp Holdings, LLC)[1]
Websitewww.bentoboxent.com

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][5]

HistoryEdit

On October 11, 2016, Bento Box launched a children's division called Sutikki.[6] Sutikki opened an office in the United Kingdom on March 23, 2017.[7]

On August 6, 2019, it was announced that Fox Corporation would acquire Bento Box, while still allowing it to operate as an independent production house; Sutikki was not part of the acquisition.[8]

On April 8, 2020, it formed a pact with Australian film company Princess Pictures.[9]

ProductionsEdit

Television seriesEdit

Title Year(s) Network Notes
Neighbors from Hell 2010 TBS co-production with 20th Television, Wounded Poodle and MoonBoy Animation
Bob's Burgers 2011–present FOX co-production with 20th Television, Wilo Productions and Buck & Millie Productions
Allen Gregory 2011 FOX co-production with 20th Television, Jonah Hill Films, a J. Paul/A. Mogel/D. Goodman Piece of Business and Chernin Entertainment
Brickleberry 2012–15 Comedy Central co-production with Touchstone Television, Damn! Show Productions and Black Heart Productions
Out There 2013 IFC co-production with 20th Television and Quincy Productions
The Awesomes 2013–2015 Hulu co-production with Broadway Video and Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions
Perfect Hair Forever 2014 Adult Swim co-production with Williams Street; episodes 8 and 9 only
Future-Worm! 2015 Disney XD co-production with Disney Television Animation and Quincy Productions; shorts only
Bordertown 2016 FOX co-production with 20th Television, Fuzzy Door Productions and Hentemann Films
Legends of Chamberlain Heights 2016–17 Comedy Central
The Who Was? Show[10] 2018 Netflix co-production with Penguin Random House, FremantleMedia and Matador Content
Paradise PD 2018–present Netflix co-production with Damn! Show Productions and Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment
Alien News Desk 2019 Syfy co-production with Broadway Video
Lazor Wulf 2019 Adult Swim co-production with Williams Street; season 1 only; season 2 by Six Point Harness
Moon and Me[11] 2019–present CBeebies First Sutikki production
Duncanville 2020–present FOX co-production with Paper Kite Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, 20th Television, Fox Entertainment, and Universal Television
Central Park 2020–present Apple TV+ co-production with 20th Television, Angry Child Productions, Wilo Productions, and Brillstein Entertainment Partners
Hoops 2020–present Netflix co-production with 20th Television and Lord Miller Productions
The Masked Singer 2020–present FOX animated sequences (season 4)
The Great North 2021 FOX co-production with 20th Television, Wilo Productions and Fox Entertainment
The Prince[12] 2021 HBO Max co-production with 20th Television
Housebroken TBA FOX co-production with Kapital Entertainment and Fox Entertainment
Mulligan TBA Netflix co-production with 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television
The Pandas Unreleased co-production with Wumo
The Blues Brothers[13] TBA
Murder Police Unreleased FOX co-production with 20th Television; Pulled from schedule
Harold & Kumar[14] Unreleased Adult Swim pilot; co-production with Lionsgate Television
Untitled Dan Harmon project TBA FOX co-production with Fox Entertainment

Short form seriesEdit

Title Years Site Notes
Glove and Boots 2010–2017 YouTube Show originally a local production in New York from 2004 until 2006.
Kuroba 2018–present YouTube co-production with WildBrain[15]

Direct-to-video animated filmsEdit

Release Date Title Notes
March 18, 2014 Achmed Saves America co-production with Levity Entertainment Group
January 20, 2015 Madea's Tough Love co-production with 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
April 9, 2021 Bob's Burgers: The Movie co-production with 20th Century Animation

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.[16] 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".[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ California Secretary of State business registration
  2. ^ "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. ^ "About Bento Box Entertainment". bentoboxent.
  6. ^ "Ex-Nelvana execs helm Bento Box's new kids division".
  7. ^ "Bento Box's Sutikki opens UK office".
  8. ^ Flint, Joe. "Fox to Buy Bento Box, the Animation House Behind 'Bob's Burgers'". WSJ.
  9. ^ Animation Magazine: Bento Box & Princess Pictures Form First-Look Animation Pact
  10. ^ "Penguin's Who Was? books inspire Netflix series".
  11. ^ "Andrew Davenport, Sutikki score CBeebies order".
  12. ^ "Another exciting announcement! Congrats to @garyjanetti and team! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #Repost ・・・ George is pleased."". Instagram.
  13. ^ "Bento Box Entertainment to Develop and Produce "The Blues Brothers" Primetime Animated Series". May 6, 2016.
  14. ^ "Bento Box Entertainment - 2016 Demo Reel". Vimeo. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  15. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (October 21, 2018). "WildBrain to Unbox Sutikki's 'Kuroba!' for Global YT Audience".
  16. ^ "Alicia Keys Launches New Animated App". Rap-Up.com. 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  17. ^ "Alicia Keys Launches Interactive App for Kids | Music News". Rolling Stone. 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2012-12-01.

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