This year, Seth MacFarlane made the jump to big-screen director with the hilarious Ted. And he, of course, has his popular TV show Family Guy. So when is he going to make a Family Guy movie? Well… at some point.
“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.”
And when they did figure it out, it worked. The Simpsons movie is better than the last couple seasons of The Simpsons combined. MacFarlane’s success with Ted also gives him the filmmaking capital to push along whatever kind of movie he wants. Like, say, an epic Family Guy movie.
“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.”
What the hell does he mean? Who knows. This is a guy who essentially retold the story of Star Wars with his Family Guy cast, and that was pretty epic. What more could he do? He won’t reveal it yet, of course, but just think of the craziest thing you can think of and multiply it by 10. [Entertainment Weekly]