Family Guy creator announces plans for a theatrical outing for the Griffin family…
Seth MacFarlane, the creator of hit animated comedy shows Family Guy, American Dad, and upcoming spinoff The Cleveland Show, has been talking to Wired Magazine about his interest in bringing Peter Griffin and company to the big screen.
MacFarlane, who was attending an event to celebrate the 100th episode of American Dad, told Wired: “We want to do it. Fox wants it. We know what we want to do with it. It’s just a question of finding the time.”
Pointing to the long gestation period of The Simpsons movie, MacFarlane confirmed that early development is indeed under way on Family Guy. “There’s so much to do for a weekly animated series – twice as much as you have to do for a live-action show. So, we’re finding time where we can. We’re in the early stages right now.”
MacFarlane had earlier discussed his plans for the movie on The Adam Carolla Podcast, and when asked if the proposed feature would include live-action he replied: “Possibly, possibly. Here and there. It will not be a 90-minute Family Guy episode.”
With three shows in production it may be some time before audiences get a chance to see Family Guy hit the silver screen, but MacFarlane offers some hope to fans: “I can say with definitive assuredness that it will be out within the next five years.”