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Apple gets animated with new series from Bob’s Burgers creator

The creator of Bob’s Burgers is producing a show for
Apple called Central Park.
Photo: Fox

Fans of
Bob’s Burgers rejoice: Loren Bouchard, creator of
the long-running animated comedy set in a diner, has signed a
deal with Apple to create two seasons of a new
series. Central Park will be the first animated
showed purchased by the maker of Apple TV.

The action of the musical comedy will revolve
around a family of Central Park caretakers whose adventures
save not only the park and New York City — but also the

This is just one of many programs Apple has in development,
even though the company has yet to spell out exactly what
it’s going to do with all this content. Topics of shows it
has committed to range from one
about Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors to a

comedy starring Kristen Wiig and a
sci-fi drama from Battlestar Galactica producer
Ronald D. Moore. Steven Spielberg is even on board with
Amazing Stories reboot.

At the
South by Southwest conference today in Austin, Texas, Apple
senior VP Eddy Cue made vague statements on the topic. He
told CNN that
Apple is “all in” on TV. He promised that the company
would bring “a few surprises,” to the video game, but didn’t
say much more.

is a bit frozen

will write Central Park with Nora Smith and Josh Gad
(perhaps best know as Olaf from Frozen), according to

Variety. The show will star Gad along with
Kristen Bell (Anna from Frozen) and other actors.

There will
be 24 episodes. When these will begin appearing is not known,
not surprising considering the mystery surrounding all Apple’s
plans for its shows.

Not coming to Netflix or Disney. Maybe.

Central Park is definitely a part of Apple’s plans,
Cue indicated today that buying Disney or Netflix is probably

When he
was asked at SXSW whether such a billion-dollar deal was
being hashed out in back rooms, Cue responded with gushing
generality. “The good news is both Netflix and Disney are
great partners of ours and have been with us from the
beginning,” he said. “Generally, in the history of Apple, we
haven’t made huge acquisitions.”

Of course, anyone paying close attention will note that Cue
didn’t deny the rumors of a megamerger. His response only
implied that one wasn’t likely. And with almost $300 billion
in cash and nearly $1 trillion in market capitalization, many
are wondering if Apple is in the market for some big

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