Exclusive: Family Guy Movie In Development

A new Family Guy animated movie is currently in development.

By James Brizuela | Published

It is not uncommon for animated properties that are popular to head into the feature film game, and those properties that have joined that space are The Simpsons, South Park, and recently Bob’s Burgers. However, Family Guy has been around since 1999, and it has yet to produce a feature film. Well, through our trusted and proven sources, we can report that a new Family Guy movie is currently in development.

There have been some animated Family Guy movies in the form of straight-to-DVD specials. One such movie was Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story. Laugh it Up Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy, which were the Star Wars parody episodes, were also put together as a special.

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However, the series has not yet broken into the theatrical release space yet, but that is now a thing of the past. Quite honestly, it could be because Seth MacFarlane now has a bit of time to spearhead this new Family Guy movie, as he recently wrapped up his Star Trek parody series. At least, the hope now is that he is involved in this new movie in a bigger way.

Although Seth MacFarlane created Family Guy, he has taken a back seat to the series, leaving it in the hands of very capable writers and directors. He began to focus on American Dad and his many theatrical pursuits, like Ted, which is now getting its own series as well. Also, the man was busy with his Star Trek parody series, The Orville.

Though Seth MacFarlane has left the Family Guy series in good hands, we would hope that is going to take more of an active role in writing and producing this new animated feature film. It could be the best way for him to return to his original franchise in the best way before he takes off to focus on the new Ted series for Hulu.

Seth MacFarlane pitched Family Guy in 1998, which aired in 1999, and was wildly popular. However, much like many animated shows on the network, Fox decided to randomly cancel the animated series in 2002. Family Guy would grow to be so popular in DVD sales and syndication reruns, that it was revived in 2005, and will now finally produce a theatrical Family Guy movie.

It is a bit odd that it has taken this long for a Family Guy movie to be put into development, but again, it could be that Seth MacFarlane did not have the time to spearhead such a task. With The Orville wrapped up, and possibly time in between working on the Ted series, he could be gearing up to showcase everyone’s favorite New England family on the big screen.

This Family Guy movie will likely take some time to develop, so we don’t have a release date just yet. However, it could be targeted for a 2024 release depending on how fast the production can get rolling. The new season of the series just began on September 25, so we could be seeing the animated feature film as soon as this new season wraps up.