In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly Seth Macfarlane, the creator of Family Guy, has released very early plans for a feature length version of the immensely popular show. Although, it seems there are no set plans to start creating it yet, and consequently, we have no idea when it'll hit the big screen. "It's just a matter of when," MacFarlane said. "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."
Despite not knowing when it'll happen, they know what will happen when they make it. "We do know what the Family Guy movie will be." He said, "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," he said. "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."
Having offered that tantalizing nugget of information he's absolutely unwilling to expand on that further. Seth has already dipped toes in the movie making business with his hit film Ted over the summer. He will also be hosting the Oscars next February. Plus, being the perpetual bringer of good news that he is, having given a guest lecture at UCLA he unveiled plans of the Oscar Experience College Search: "Basically, they're looking for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the film industry," MacFarlane said. "You enter this search, you win a trip to L.A... And you get to go up onstage and help me hand out some Oscars."