Seth MacFarlane, creator and exec. producer of the Fox animated series The Family Guy, tells Animation Magazine Online that he has teamed up with the makers of Kingpin and There’s Something About Mary to produce the first R-rated computer animated feature.
The Farrelly Brothers are producing and MacFarlane is taking on writer/director duties for Party Animals for Twentieth Century Fox. While Macfarlane is now a veteran in the animation business, this will be the second toon foray for Bobby and Peter Farrelly, the reigning kings of irreverent humor and gross-out comedy, who directed the 2001 pic Osmosis Jones. They will be working with the Fox Animation division.
Party Animals is based on the book Frisco Pidgeon Mambo by C.D. Payne. The satirical yarn follows three pigeons that get booted from their comfortable digs in a Berkeley lab to face life on the streets of San Francisco.
While specific details of the film version are still under wraps, MacFarlane will tell us “It’s going to be pretty groundbreaking, I think. I’m having a really good time with it.”
The entire first season of The Family Guy will be available on DVD April 15.