Well, not really red-and-blue-glasses 3D, but three-dimensions nonetheless. Family Guy creator and all-around funnyman Seth McFarlane was on Adam Corolla’s also funny podcast and the conversation quickly steered towards a theatrical release of the Fox series and maybe even some live-action…action:
MCFARLANE: I can say with definitive assuredness that it will be out. Within the next few years. We already know what it’s gonna be. We’ve been trying to lock into something that makes it so that it has to be a movie, as opposed to an extended Family Guy episode. And I like the Simpson’s Movie , but that’s something they could do with animation on TV because they’re not constrained by sets. […] You have to find some way to make it so that it has to be a movie.
CAROLLA: Are you hinting at some live action?
MCFARLANE: Possibly, possibly. Here and there. It will not be a 90-minute Family Guy episode.
McFarlane is most likely referencing the first direct-to-dvd film, “Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story”, which got negative reviews for essentially being 3 episodes strung together with a few dirty words. The FG team has been kicking around the idea of a theatrical release for a few years now and just about everyone in the cast, from Adam West to Mila Kunis has expressed enthusiasm for the idea. This, of course, begs the question: who would play our favorite family from Quahog? Seth McFarlane in a fatsuit? Drew Carey and Kathy Griffen? Let’s hope it’s none of the above.