Ready for another feature presentation featuring your favourite family on the big screen? Gads no, not The Simpsons, that was mostly bloody terrible!
With Seth MacFarlane hitting it big with his big screen directorial debut this year, Ted, the man behind the Family Guy series recently dropped a few hints as to when a feature length version of his cult show would hit the air, as well as to what kind of content would be present in it.
Speaking during a visit to UCLA that Slash Film picked up on, MacFarlane says that Family Guy hitting the big screen is “just a matter of when”. Well that narrows it down considerably.
MacFarlane has been wanting to bring his Quahog family onto the big screen for a while now, and with Ted being a box office success, he might just might be able to now. As MacFarlane said at UCLA;
We do know what the Family Guy movie will be. The Simpsons movie, I thought, was hilarious, but the one criticism I would have is that it’s a story they probably could’ve done on TV.There could’ve been an episode that had that plotline. That’s the challenge with animation. You pretty much can do any story you want, so what is the reason for the movie? We finally hit on the answer to that question, and it will be something that would be impossible to do on TV.
So what could a Family Guy film be like on the big screen then? Who knows, but if Peter Griffin decides to start another fight with the giant Chicken, it’ll probably result in reality being destroyed if MacFarlane stays true to his word.
So a Family Guy movie is incoming, But MacFarlane is going to need to find some time, or axe one of his other shows that stars a similar family setup, in order to get it made;
It’s hard to do that while you have the series going on at the same time. I think that’s why it took The Simpsons 20 seasons to figure out how to do it.
Sounds freakin’ sweet to me.
Last Updated: December 3, 2012