For all those Family Guy fans out there, Seth MacFarlane has confirmed that the inevitable movie is currently on the books!! It came about when MacFarlane attended a an event that gives university students the chance to appear with him on stage at the Oscars, and when the possibility of a Family Guy was put to him, he announced it was “just a matter of when”.
Family Guy, which began in 1999, focuses on an American dysfunctional family, the Griffins, consisting of parents Peter and Lois, and their children Meg, Chris and Stewie, and not to mention their talking, drinking and smoking dog, Brian. Rightly or wrongly, it is often compared to The Simpsons, and MacFarlane has been accused in the past of copying the Simpsons format. Although, there are some similarities in places, Family’s guys cutting edge humour, controversial stories, and gags that pretty much cover everything clearly sets it apart, and obviously appeals to a different sort of generation. And with the show battling with petitions for the show’s cancellation by the easily offended, Family Guy has gone from strength to strength and its huge fanbase has been well earned.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Macfarlane has given little away on the concept of the film other than it will be something that couldn’t be covered in the usual TV slot, making the most out of a feature film format. MacFarlane said:
“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.”
Which leaves us pondering what on earth the story could be. To only name a few, there is bound to be swearing, crude jokes, bizarre cutaways, plots to unleash end of the world destruction and/or domination, vomit scenes (oh please let there be vomit scenes), musical numbers and so on. To say that I am excited is a total understatement!!
After the massive success of Ted this year, I’m sure it will live up to the standards we expect of this show. MacFarlane has proved that he loves to push the boundaries, often leaving us wondering how he managed to get away with it, time and time again.
Watch this space as more unfolds… Giggity!!