Seth MacFarlane Says That A FAMILY GUY Movie Will Happen

Seth MacFarlane Says That A FAMILY GUY Movie Will Happen

In a surprise visit to UCLA to announce a contest involving the Academy Awards, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, announces that Family Guy will be on the big screen. Hit the jump to hear more about the announcement, the contest with the Academy Awards, and some Family Guy parody videos involving superheroes including their parody of the intro to Superfriends.

Seth MacFarlane has had one hell of a year. Seth made his directorial debut in his highly successful film Ted which starred Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and Seth Macfarlane as the voice of Ted. Seth Macfarlane was also chosen this year to host the 85th Academy Awards. Seth has 2 shows on FOX with The Cleveland Show, American Dad, and Family Guy and a couple weeks ago Family Guy has it’s 200th episode. It’s been a big year for Seth and it may get even bigger. Seth made a surprise visit to UCLA this week to announce a contest sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and MTV. This contest allows winning college students to appear on the Oscar broadcast this February.

The competition asks students to submit a "commercially viable" video on the Academy's Facebook page for a chance to be one of six trophy carriers during the event. The contest hopes that this contest will draw in younger viewers to the Oscars' aging audience.

The big and news we all care about however, came later on when MacFarlane said that his hit show, Family Guy, could be given the film treatment. MacFarlane has already come up with a concept and promised the crowd "it will happen at some point."

Family Guy has also given little jokes and parodies to superhero and sci-fi films. Family Guy made 3 hour long episode parodies of the Original Star Wars Trilogy. In one of their opening credits, they parodied the opening credits of the cartoon Superfriends. Here are a couple of them.

So what are your thoughts on the possibly of a Family Guy movie? Comment below. Peace. Back to you Josh and nailbiter.
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AaronianKenrod - 12/1/2012, 12:19 PM
Family Guy has always been horrible for character development so I can't imagine the movie would be interesting on a character level. Maybe if it had been done in like 2005
mk - 12/1/2012, 12:27 PM
Iunno i like American Dad more than family guy now
AC1 - 12/1/2012, 12:28 PM
@LEVITIKUZ Macfarlane has three TV shows. You forgot 'American Dad!'.

@AaronianKenrod Family Guy's not really the type of show you'd expect character development from, it's an animated sitcom that focuses on silly, crass humour, and it does so very well. You wouldn't really expect character development from the Simpsons, would you, because it's a show much in the same vein.
jessepostal - 12/1/2012, 12:29 PM
Anyone play the new family guy game??? Any good?
CBK - 12/1/2012, 12:32 PM
@ACira Nice job being quick to point it out. I read 2 and was like "HUH?!"
DioFoRio - 12/1/2012, 12:34 PM
The Family guy movie will be shorts consisting of parodying movies that came before it. Better as a half hour animated tv my uneducated opinion.
Mrcool210 - 12/1/2012, 12:48 PM
but the question is, will it be live action or animated? plus that spider-man one wasn't funny
kevberg - 12/1/2012, 12:53 PM
didn't it already come was called"TED:"

same formulaic stuff from him. I don't think he can make a movie without a talking animal or sidekick.
XxComablackxX1937 - 12/1/2012, 1:40 PM
Why? Family Guy was never good in my opinion an that's for a half hour show much less in an hour + long film...
AaronianKenrod - 12/1/2012, 1:58 PM
@ACira That's the sort of thing I mean. There was character development in The Simpsons movie - Family Guy doesn't seem to have stuff like that. Marge and Homer have a relationship that really means something. Family Guy did an episode where Lois kept cheating on Peter.
CoulsonLives - 12/1/2012, 2:01 PM
American Dad deserves a movie. What story can you make about Family Guy for 2 hours?
ImaNerd - 12/1/2012, 2:13 PM
Can't wait Family guy always makes me laugh hopefully they do another huge chicken vs Peter fight in it.
jessepostal - 12/1/2012, 2:26 PM
@levi, give it time, you will meet a lot of mutually dumb couples in your life
jessepostal - 12/1/2012, 3:42 PM
@levi, did you play the first one?? If its anything like that it'll be a good time. Obviously these games are not going for best in class, and I think a lot of people base game reviews on that point alone. If I pick it up ill let u know what I think too
AC1 - 12/1/2012, 7:14 PM
I don't know, I can't really imagine a Family Guy movie - I mean the episodes have some of the loosest plots ever, and they do rely heavily on the jokes. I guess it might follow some ques from the 'Road To...' episodes, they're the most plot heavy and tend to be the best episodes (Road to Rhode Island is one of their best episodes)... I just don't know, I mean there have been hour long episodes, not just the 'Road to...' eps but certain specials like the 150th episode, and 'And Then There Were Fewer' showed it can work for that long, but could Family Guy work as a potentially 1 hour 30 min movie?

There again, half an hour might be taken up by Peter and Ernie the Giant Chicken fighting, or one of those [frick]ing annoying scenes where one of them trips and holds their knee (or boob, in Lois' case) for what feels like a lifetime.

Still, I love me some Family Guy; if nothing else, you can always count on it for some fun, and occasionally you get some smart satire, clever and cool pop-culture references, and catchy musical numbers.

Actually, I can imagine Macfarlane making the movie a musical.

@AaronianKenrod is that the episode with Bill Clinton? Can't think of any others where they cheat on each other, but the point of that episode isn't that they're ready and willing to cheat on each other whenever they want, it's a joke about Clinton's seemingly supernatural ability to seduce anyone - Peter even sleeps with him at the end of the episode.

Family Guy is very comparable to The Simpsons, but it's slightly more mean-spirited; whereas The Simpsons can work as a family show, Family Guy is just over the line to the point that kids shouldn't watch and it's a bit more different to the Simpsons. It's a bit edgier, and a bit more surreal, especially the cutaway gags and the way the plots progress (I love how something simple like [made up scenario] Peter could go out to buy some toothpaste, spend all his money buying a racehorse, the racehorse could be killed, then Peter could volunteer for government experiments and become a living human blob with no bones, only for everything to be back to normal by the end of the episode).
wallhead - 12/1/2012, 7:43 PM
lol i always questioned how batman really built his cave. he must have had help.
GetsugaTensho22 - 12/2/2012, 2:09 AM
American Dad was fresh, but now it's stale, like everything else Seth created. Ted was [frick]ing awesome, but that's it.
marvel72 - 12/2/2012, 5:12 AM
i like family guy more adult themed,i've got bored of the simpsons,futurama,american dad & the cleaveland show.
MrReese - 12/2/2012, 5:43 AM
I guess I would watch it haha but I'd rather c South Park 2 tho XD

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