Friday, August 24, 2007

Friday Mornings on "Family Guy/Dad"

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.

Family Guy, of course, has never ceased being a money-making comedy dynamo, and will probably go on for years, with maybe a big-screen version in its lucrative future:

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.


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