Fox Entertainment has acquired the decade-old production company Bento Box Entertainment, the production studio behind Fox’s Bob’s Burgers as well as two upcoming animated Fox series, Duncanville (created by Amy Poehler, Mike Scully, and Julie Scully) and The Great North (created by Loren Bouchard, Wendy Molyneux, Lizzie Molyneux, and Minty Lewis).
Prior to its acquisition, Bento Box was one of the largest independent animation studios in the United States, employing 500 artists and staff at its studios in Los Angeles and Atlanta. In addition to its work for Fox, it produces other animated series including Paradise PD (Netflix), Brickleberry (Comedy Central), The Awesomes (Hulu), Lazor Wulf (Adult Swim), and the upcoming Central Park (Apple TV+).
The studio will operate as a stand-alone entity under the Fox Entertainment banner and produce content for all platforms. The existing leadership of Bento Box will remain in place, including co-founders Scott Greenberg (CEO) and Joel Kuwahara (president of production), as well as senior executives Brett Coker (COO), Ben Jones (creative director), Craig Hartin (GM of Bento Box Atlanta), Janelle Momary (supervising producer) and Andi Raab (supervising producer).