Seth MacFarlane Says a Family Guy Movie is in the Works?
Or so that's what it sounds like. Series creator Seth MacFarlane talked with Wired earlier this week at a special event celebrating the 100th episode of American Dad, and it sounds like things are actually coming together on a Family Guy movie. "We want to do it," MacFarlane told them. "Fox wants it. We know what we want to do with it. It's just a question of finding the time." His busy schedule includes new episodes of Family Guy, American Dad, and their newest spin-off show, The Cleveland Show. As he explains, "there's so much to do for a weekly animated series — twice as much as you have to do for a live-action show."
Fox has already successfully brought an animated TV show to the big screen - The Simpsons Movie. It ended up bringing in $183 million on a budget of $75 million, so they know it can work. MacFarlane references that movie as well. "That's why The Simpsons took so many years to do theirs. It wasn't because they didn't know what they wanted to do with it. They just couldn't fit it into the schedule," he says. "We're in the early stages right now." Although it's probably still a long ways off, and anything could happen, it sounds like a Family Guy Movie is at least on the right track. Now the next question is if audiences will want to see it?