FOX announces "Family Guy" live-action/animated film.

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huh.....im intrested. as long as it avoids the traps of the show, im down for it. how are they gonna deal with the live action bits though? will it be another "multiverse" episode?
 
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huh.....im intrested. as long as it avoids the traps of the show, im down for it. how are they gonna deal with the live action bits though? will it be another "multiverse" episode?
They said they'll use the regular traditional animation with live action elements. So maybe something like The Amazing World of Gumball or Roger Rabbit.
 

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Family Guy is the cartoon still currently running the longest who has yet to have it's own film. It's obviously popular enough to have one but like the Simpsons also probably has the "it would take awhile as we would have to continue working on the show as well as the movie" issue that can call for a lengthy production process. Not to mention that Seth MacFarlane probably didn't figure for awhile Family Guy's style would translate into a movie thus why when he did bring live action/animated mixes to theaters it was something more original like Ted which did well enough to get him A Million Ways To Die In The West which... even Family Guy knocked for being terrible. And since Ted 2 didn't do that much better it would make sense if Seth were to have another film project he'd be more behind it would be with his still popular flagship series. But I still don't know how Family Guy would properly translate into a movie, let alone what the "animation/live action" mix means. Are they going to have it mostly live action and just have characters like Brian and Stewie CG? Is it going to be mostly animated but we'll see them go into live action worlds for whatever reason? Hard to say exactly but I have a feeling we'll find out more about this project before we find out anything more about Simpsons movie 2.
 

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But I still don't know how Family Guy would properly translate into a movie, let alone what the "animation/live action" mix means. Are they going to have it mostly live action and just have characters like Brian and Stewie CG? Is it going to be mostly animated but we'll see them go into live action worlds for whatever reason? Hard to say exactly but I have a feeling we'll find out more about this project before we find out anything more about Simpsons movie 2.
I'd bet the live action part will involve an invention by Stewie either focusing on him and Brian or sucking the whole family or town into the real world.
 

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Between this, Dora Sonic and Rugrats it's like Hollywood is competing with each other to see who can make the worst/most ridiculous live action movie based on an animated property.
 

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If they did do a multi-verse storyline, it would be ironic to have Brian and Stewie transported to the Disney-verse again but this time it's actually animated by Disney.
Well that part in "Road To The Multi Verse" was actually animated or at least storyboarded by some actual former Disney animators thus why it looked like a fairly faithful adaptation. If there were to do a more big budget variation on the joke I'd only want if they were taking a slam against more modern Disney movies and politics which... has the show even done lately because sans them mocking stuff like Hannah Montana it seems like the FG team hasn't realized Disney's made really successful movies in the last decade or so. Not even like a quick dunk on Frozen or anything for whatever reason. That's kind of off topic but felt worth bringing up here if we're talking about what jokes we'd want to see in the supposed up coming movie.
 

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Well that part in "Road To The Multi Verse" was actually animated or at least storyboarded by some actual former Disney animators thus why it looked like a fairly faithful adaptation. If there were to do a more big budget variation on the joke I'd only want if they were taking a slam against more modern Disney movies and politics which... has the show even done lately because sans them mocking stuff like Hannah Montana it seems like the FG team hasn't realized Disney's made really successful movies in the last decade or so. Not even like a quick dunk on Frozen or anything for whatever reason. That's kind of off topic but felt worth bringing up here if we're talking about what jokes we'd want to see in the supposed up coming movie.
By the time this movie gets finished, it could be released under a Disney-owned subsidiary. I doubt they'd allow a movie which slams its company's founder or their business practices. It's probably more likely the jokes would be light-hearted parodies of Disney properties, if even that.
 
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First off, like the Simpsons movie, this wasn’t officially announced by Fox, just insider info.

Second, considering how popular the show is, I wouldn’t be surprised if Disney lets this movie get made, so long as it’s released under whatever label they’ll use for R-rated films. As for the live-action / animated blend, Family Guy is the kind of cartoon that will do something fun with it, like make of the concept, as opposed to the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, that’ll play it straight.


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Family Guy is the cartoon still currently running the longest who has yet to have it's own film. It's obviously popular enough to have one but like the Simpsons also probably has the "it would take awhile as we would have to continue working on the show as well as the movie" issue that can call for a lengthy production process. Not to mention that Seth MacFarlane probably didn't figure for awhile Family Guy's style would translate into a movie thus why when he did bring live action/animated mixes to theaters it was something more original like Ted which did well enough to get him A Million Ways To Die In The West which... even Family Guy knocked for being terrible. And since Ted 2 didn't do that much better it would make sense if Seth were to have another film project he'd be more behind it would be with his still popular flagship series. But I still don't know how Family Guy would properly translate into a movie, let alone what the "animation/live action" mix means. Are they going to have it mostly live action and just have characters like Brian and Stewie CG? Is it going to be mostly animated but we'll see them go into live action worlds for whatever reason? Hard to say exactly but I have a feeling we'll find out more about this project before we find out anything more about Simpsons movie 2.
Family Guy hasn't been popular since 2011 though. It's become irrelevant, the ratings have waned and even The Simpsons does better now, no one really talks about it anymore and it has all but faded out of pop culture. It's at the same stage that Rugrats was at this time in the 2000s and jumped the shark just as bad. I think the only reason why it's still going is because FOX can't find a show to replace it. I wouldn't be surprised if this movie is to try and rejuvenate interest in the show because they need to find some way to keep it afloat. It's not going to do well. It would have worked if it came out in the late 2000s and early 2010s when the show was popular but the Family Guy fad has died out and no one really cares about it anymore. Let this show die already, it's had it's run and it has been milked to the high heavens, jumping the shark year after year.
 
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Family Guy hasn't been popular since 2011 though. It's become irrelevant, the ratings have waned and even The Simpsons does better now, no one really talks about it anymore and it has all but faded out of pop culture. It's at the same stage that Rugrats was at this time in the 2000s and jumped the shark just as bad. I think the only reason why it's still going is because FOX can't find a show to replace it. I wouldn't be surprised if this movie is to try and rejuvenate interest in the show because they need to find some way to keep it afloat. It's not going to do well. It would have worked if it came out in the late 2000s and early 2010s when the show was popular but the Family Guy fad has died out and no one really cares about it anymore. Let this show die already, it's had it's run and it has been milked to the high heavens, jumping the shark year after year.
Not all true, all TV ratings are waning these days, but Family Guy is the only comedy on Fox to get ratings higher or close to the Simpsons. The reruns on Adult Swim are the highest rated shows of the block, sometimes with Rick and Morty.

The show is doing great on Hulu and was one of the most watched shows on Netflix when it was still there.

You can also see many Family Guy clips on YouTube that gain tons of views. (It even has its own category)

Even if many agree the show has gone downhill, it's still pretty popular.

And don't forget The Simpsons didn't get a movie until 18 years after it premiered, and it was released after the Golden Era, and it did extremely well critically and financially.
 
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Even before people started cutting cable, Family Guy was faltering in the ratings and in 2013, it got so bad that The Simpsons had started doing better than Family Guy again and from 2008 until 2012, Family Guy always bested The Simpsons in ratings and took over in every facet. Even by today's cable standards, Family Guy's ratings are horrible and that's because Adult Swim has few original programming anymore besides Rick and Morty and FOX shows, and even then, Rick and Morty has dethroned Family Guy in popularity.

That was around the time it was still popular though, though not as much as it used to be. If it was on Netflix now, it wouldn't get as much views and if it did, it would be the earlier seasons. So does The Fairly Odd Parents and that show is even more unpopular than Family Guy is now. Family Guy clips used to get the highest views on YouTube back when it was the flavor of the month because teenagers were mad on the show but when they grew up and Family Guy's popularity started to wind down, they don't get nearly as much views as they used to. It's not even about the quality of the show, it declined after the revival but it was at it's most popular in '08-'11, the same time that fans thought that Family Guy started to jump the shark.

The difference is that people were still talking about The Simpsons, and it was still relevant, but not as much as it was. It has endurance and a legacy because of what it has done for pop culture and the old seasons alone. Family Guy was just a popular show, but it's not nearly as leading edge as The Simpsons, South Park or SpongeBob and doesn't have the endurance that they do. The Simpsons Movie was also good because some of the old writers came back to work on it. The only reason why Family Guy was good in the beginning was because executives wouldn't let Seth do whatever he wanted and he had other people like David Zuckerman to steer him in the right direction. A Family Guy movie is going to probably be more like the seasons from '08-'11, when Seth had full control of the show. The tables have actually turned in a cruel irony. Rugrats was irrelevant and unpopular in the 2000s, and Family Guy was the talk of the town. Now Rugrats is popular again and people are talking about it again, and Family Guy has become irrelevant and has dwindled down.
 
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Even before people started cutting cable, Family Guy was faltering in the ratings and in 2013, it got so bad that The Simpsons had started doing better than Family Guy again and from 2008 until 2012, Family Guy always bested The Simpsons in ratings and took over in every facet. Even by today's cable standards, Family Guy's ratings are horrible and that's because Adult Swim has few original programming anymore besides Rick and Morty and FOX shows, and even then, Rick and Morty has dethroned Family Guy in popularity.

That was around the time it was still popular though, though not as much as it used to be. If it was on Netflix now, it wouldn't get as much views and if it did, it would be the earlier seasons. So does The Fairly Odd Parents and that show is even more unpopular than Family Guy is now. Family Guy clips used to get the highest views on YouTube back when it was the flavor of the month because teenagers were mad on the show but when they grew up and Family Guy's popularity started to wind down, they don't get nearly as much views as they used to. It's not even about the quality of the show, it declined after the revival but it was at it's most popular in '08-'11, the same time that fans thought that Family Guy started to jump the shark.

The difference is that people were still talking about The Simpsons, and it was still relevant, but not as much as it was. It has endurance and a legacy because of what it has done for pop culture and the old seasons alone. Family Guy was just a popular show, but it's not nearly as leading edge as The Simpsons, South Park or SpongeBob and doesn't have the endurance that they do. The Simpsons Movie was also good because some of the old writers came back to work on it. The only reason why Family Guy was good in the beginning was because executives wouldn't let Seth do whatever he wanted and he had other people like David Zuckerman to steer him in the right direction. A Family Guy movie is going to probably be more like the seasons from '08-'11, when Seth had full control of the show. The tables have actually turned in a cruel irony. Rugrats was irrelevant and unpopular in the 2000s, and Family Guy was the talk of the town. Now Rugrats is popular again and people are talking about it again, and Family Guy has become irrelevant and has dwindled down.
I think you're going a little overboard with your statement. Cable cutting has happened since the early-mid 2000s, it's just more relevant now.

Adult Swim has lots of original programming premiering now, but Family Guy still gets good ratings. And Family Guy's reruns get just as much as Rick and Morty's.

Family Guy is still popular even if it is mostly online, more people are exposed to it and even picks up a new audience that loves the newer seasons.

As for The Simpsons, it's the FRANCHISE that is keeping it alive. With it's games, toys, clothing, theme park attractions, etc. People love the characters as time went on and want to keep seeing more of the characters