Family Guy, which will this year see the of its 17th season air, is now set for the big screen. Not only will the Grffins be hitting cinema screens with elements of live action, but there’s also set to be a sequel to The Simpsons divisive film – and a Bob’s Burgers movie is also on the horizon.
Now the Wall Street Journal reports that Disney and Fox are teaming for “a big-screen adaptation of the animated series Bob’s Burgers, a second Simpsons movie in development and a Family Guy film that would mix animation with live action, said people with knowledge of the projects.”
Meanwhile, Fox executives recently spoke out on the chances of The Simpsons ending any time soon.
Earlier this year, the show became the longest running prime time scripted series in history, after the iconic TV show aired its 636th episode. It will be entering its 30th season this autumn.
While it’s been on the Fox network since its beginnings, the network will soon be separating from 20th Century Fox, who are merging with Disney. This means that Fox will have to license new seasons of the show direct from Disney in the future.
This has caused some fans to question the future of The Simpsons but Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman have been quick to reassure audiences.
“The Simpsons is so much a part of the brand, there’s been such an incredible halo effect of that show and the other animated series that are on our Sunday night,” said Walden. “There are no plans for them to go anywhere other than Fox.”
Walden added that “a couple years of episodes” for the show are already in production, meaning that the show will likely continue past its 30th season, given the long lead up to the animation process.
“Down the line, what kind of decision is made, I can’t really speak to, but for the foreseeable future, there’s so much upside and benefit to having a great, Emmy Award-winning, smart, provocative, quality show,” she said. “There’s no consideration of not ordering more Simpsons.”