Seth MacFarlane: ‘Family Guy’ movie “just a matter of when”

Posted: November 30, 2012 in Movies

Ever since The Simpsons got the movie treatment everyone who’s a fan of raunchy animated content has been wondering when Family Guy would be traveling down that same road.

Well, friends, wonder no more.  The show’s creator, Seth MacFarlane, has gone on record as saying that it’s “just a matter of when” not if the movie will happen.  Speaking at UCLA as part of MTVU’s Stand In series, MacFarlane stated;

“It’s just a matter of when,” MacFarlane said. “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.

Gauging what MacFarlane is saying it would appear that a Family Guy movie wouldn’t be able to be done on television and would literally have to be a full fledged theatrical release.

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,” he said. “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.

MacFarlane would not delve much deeper than that, however from what he’s saying it would appear that when they do create the film that they’ll, more than likely, it will be an R-rated affair.

MacFarlane’s directorial debut Ted is widely regarded as the best comedy of the year and grossed over $200M in the theaters.  That’s not even counting the countless millions Ted is about to make when it is released on DVD/Blu-ray in a weeks time.  MacFarlane is set to host the Oscars in February in a departure by the Academy from the norm.

Via Cinemablend


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