Speaking at UCLA this week, "Family Guy" creator and future Oscar host Seth MacFarlane says he's got a storyline in mind for an eventual "Family Guy" movie.
In fact it's only a question of 'when' it would seem, and the goal is to give us something we simply can't get from the small screen version:
"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. We do know what the Family Guy movie will be.
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 plot line.
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."
At the same time, MacFarlane announced "The Oscar Experience College Search," a competition in which students who are interested in pursuing careers in film will vie for an opportunity to appear live onstage to deliver Oscar statuettes to telecast presenters.