Despite everything, Family Guy never looses its appeal. It is consistently funny and has proved that, with The Cleveland Show and American Dad, there’s life outside the Griffins’ immediately household and many stories to tell…
Combine that with Seth McFarlane’s recent success with Ted and it seems inevitable that Family Guy will get the big screen treatment.
Well Dark Horisons have the word from the horse’s mouth – figuratively speaking. McFarlane spoke last week at UCLA and among other things – like his hosting of the Oscars in 2013 – he chatted about the Family Guy movie and said that what he really wants is to give viewers and fans something they just can’t get from the show on TV:
“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. 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 plot line.
“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, it seems it reallt is in the pipeline, but when is still up in the air…