For once I got over to Wilshire Boulevard and the Fox Animation Studios early enough to spend a good amount of time intermingling with both "Family Guy" and "American Dad" crews. (It helps when traffic is good.)
American Dad, the crew tells me, has been picked up for a new season and everyone seems pleased about continued employment.
Seth MacFarlane recently stated he wants to make a Family Guy feature film, but now we have even more. MacFarlane's told us what genre he wants the Family Guy movie to occupy.
"I would like to do a Family Guy movie at some point, MacFarlane said, "I'd like it to be a musical."
A couple of Fox artists and I fell into a conversation about overtime (paid and unpaid) across the animation industry. I said it's a work issue I pretty much steadily work on; one of the artists said:
"I just don't do unpaid overtime. I stay at my desk, work my forty hours and go home. I've learned to work fast and not worry about the hassles..."
He's been at Fox for a good stretch of time, so apparently the forty hours a week routine works for him.