Seth MacFarlane Says Family Guy Movie Plot “Would Be Impossible To Do On TV”

Patrick Dane writes for Bleeding Cool

Family Guy owes a lot to the Simpsons.  I don’t think that is such a bad thing, and neither does Seth MacFarlane it seems, as he plans to follow in Matt Groening’s footsteps once again. Just, he implies, better.

MacFarlane has given a presentation to UCLA students, and it’s been quoted by EW. Here he is on the inevitability of a Family Guy movie, and on why it will be worthwhile.

It’s just a matter of when, 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 plotline. 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 seems to be saying that the story is so big that it would take a cinema screen to contain it. I doubt the distinction is anything to do with the idea being ‘too rude.’ Does he mean the plot is just longer? Is it the scale of the action? He refused to elaborate.

I for one am happy. I like MacFarlane* and his sense of humour plenty. His work has quite a few vocal detractors, but I don’t think there’s anything like enough to stop Family Guy being a huge hit on the big screen.

As he said, it’s only a matter of when.

*Even if he did stand me up for an interview that one time

Stores To Receive Yet Another Preview Magazine For All-New All-Different Marvel October Relaunch

littlenemo_toon_cover

Locust Moon Announces Toon Books Nemo Edition, Quarter Moon: Impractical Cats, Shaman GN & Prometheus Eternal With The Philadelphia Museum Of Art

JenaMalone

Who Is Jena Malone Playing In Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Speculator Corner: Divinity Strikes Again in Next Week’s Imperium #7

Kevin Conroy Guests On New Season Of Turbo Fast On Netflix

Build_Your_Own_Iron_Man_Promo_Item_Mock_Up

Build Yourself An Iron Man Through October At Your Comic Store, Thanks To Old Man Logan (UPDATE)

Fox News Compares Last Month’s Superman To Ferguson

Webwitch1

Matt Martin Talks Webwitch And The Overwhelming Fan Support

les.jpg

Why There Is Every Chance The Fantastic Four Will Work As A Movie

Spider-Gwen Creators Can’t Officially Create New Characters For The Series? (Robbi Rodriguez UPDATE)