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Family Guy: The Movie
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Theatrical poster
Directed by David Zuckerman
Produced by Kara Vallow
Seth MacFarlane
Daniel Palladino
Lolee Aries
and David Zuckerman
Written by Lolee Aries
David A. Goodman
Seth MacFarlane
Daniel Palladino
David Zuckerman
Starring Seth MacFarlane
Alex Borstein
Seth Green
Mila Kunis
Mike Henry
Ryan Gosling
Michael Fassbender
Lady Gaga
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
Cinematography Kara Vallow
Editing by John Walts
Rick Mackenzie
Mike Elias
Studio Fuzzy Door Productions
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) April 20, 2012[1]
Running time 89 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $80,000,000[2]
Box office $710,302,119[3]

Family Guy: The Movie is a 2012 American comedy animated film based onto the animated Television series Family Guy. The film will be released by 20th Century Fox, and will be Fuzzy Door Production's first film to be produced by.[4] 20th Century Fox released the film on April 20, 2012 in North America, and April 19, 2012 internationally.

Plot

After attending a live performances of Lady Gaga, the Griffin family has caused a lot of trouble in Quahog which people from their hometown no longer care about them due to their behaviors. Peter got fired from his job for partying and drinking, Lois got kicked out of the club for complaining, Chris got suspended on his 15th birthday for having sex with a sexy cheerleader, Meg dropped out of school from bullies, and Brian got in trouble for getting Stewie drunk.

After the Griffin caused trouble, Peter brings his entire family on vacation at Quahog's new hotel. Meg meets a handsome boy named Jason. Meanwhile, Lois's fater envisions that Quahog is coming to an end, as no one belives him except for Peter who got kicked out for spreading rumors. Afterwards, Peter destroys the hotel in a fire when getting into fights. The company Second American Revolution (S.A.R.) owner Donald Cecil plans on taking on over Quahog to destroy it to make a new town to start a Civil War.

At home, the Griffins were attacked by the Angry mob and leave Quahog immediately. The town are rebuilding a hotel until they are attacked by the civil war and gets surranded by a giant laser around Quahog. While driving away to Quahog, Peter took his family to Florida. Lois, Brian and the kids saw the news that Quahog is being attacked by the civil war. They decided to return to Quahog, but Peter refuses as they sadly abandon him when they are captured by the S.A.R. When watching the tape of Peter and Lois's old memories, he flee to Quahog and find his family.

Peter sneaks into Quahog and reunites with his family. Although, the civil war is happening. Cecil launches a giant bomb set to destroy Quahog by putting a bomb inside. Peter and Chris worked together to get rid of the bomb from the laser. Chris throws the bomb into the air and explodes saving Quahog as the laser gets destroyed. Cecil, angry at Peter and Chris for ruining his plans, is shot and killed by Stewie in the chest and fell off the clif. Quahog became thankful to Peter as he drove away with Lois to a romantic date. The Quahog hotel is rebuild and everything is back to normal.

Cast

  • Seth McFarlane as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Carter Pewterschmidt, Glenn Quagmire, Tom Tucker
  • Alex Brostein as Lois Griffin, Babs Pewterschmidt, Tricia Takanawa
  • Seth Green as Chris Griffin, Neil Goldman
  • Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown, Bruce, Herbet, Consuela
  • Mila Kunus as Meg Griffin
  • Carrie Fisher as Angela
  • Patrick Warburton as Joe Swanson
  • Jennifer Tilly as Bonnie Swanson
  • John G. Brennan as Mort Goldnman
  • Christine Lakin as Joyce Kinney
  • Julie Hagerty as Carol Pewterschmidt
  • Adam West as Himself
  • Adam Carolla as Death
  • Drew Barrymore as Jillian Russell
  • Ryan Gosling as Jason
  • Michael Fassbender as Cecil
  • Lady Gaga as Herself

Production

Original cast members Seth McFarlane, Alex Brostein, Seth Green and Mila Kinus will reprise their numberous roles from the show while new comers Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender are starring as the new characters. Also singer Lady Gaga will make her acting debut. The plans for making the film adaptation was first made in July 2007. McFarlane originally sets as a live-action film adaptation for summer or fall 2007 release but gets postponed. It was later said that making a film will be difficult to write the scripts trying to look similar to both film adaptations of South Park and The Simpsons. The film is finally succeed with McFarlane planning for a animated film adaptation from the TV show.

The film held an early test screening on January 25, 2012 and already gained positive reviews. Fox said that the film will also have both converted and IMAX release. Family Guy: The Movie sets many box office records, including becoming the 8th best opening weekend for a film in history. On October 2, 2012, Family Guy: The Movie was released on DVD and Blu Ray.

Development

Family Guy: The Movie will be produced by 20th Century Fox and Fuzzy Door Productions. It was said to be Fuzzy Door's first film ever to produce.[5] MacFarlane has served as an executive producer during the film's entire history, and also functions as a creative consultant. The first executive producers were David Zuckerman,[6] Lolee Aries, David Pritchard, and Mike Wolf.[7] Family Guy has had many executive producers in its history, including Daniel Palladino, Kara Vallow, and Danny Smith. David A. Goodman joined the show as a co-executive producer in season three, and eventually became an executive producer.[8] Alex Borstein, who voices Lois, worked as an executive and supervising producer for the fourth and fifth seasons.[9] A more involved position on the show is the show runner, who acts as head writer and manages the show's production for an entire season.[10]

On July 22, 2007, in an interview with "The Hollywood Reporter", MacFarlane announced that he may start working on a feature film, although "nothing's official."[11] In September 2007, Ricky Blitt gave TV.com an interview confirming that he had already started working on the script.[12] Then in TV Week on July 18, 2008, MacFarlane confirmed plans to produce a theatrically released Family Guy feature film sometime "within the next year".[13] He came up with an idea for the story, "something that you could not do on the show, which [to him] is the only reason to do a movie." He later went to say he imagines the film to be "an old-style musical with dialogue" similar to The Sound of Music, saying that he would "really be trying to capture, musically, that feel."[14] MacFarlane again confirmed in an interview on the April 22, 2010 episode of the Larry King Live show that there are plans for a Family Guy movie, though he did not disclose details of the plot or an anticipated production schedule.

"It felt like that they are going on and move someplace else, to have such a perfect, big and better place where our stuff would usually want to go. Doing this would be very important for every episode of Family Guy This is taking me a long time to do this, and I'm not sure what it will be like. I'm sure that I'll do my best as I can."
— Seth McFarlane, working on making The Family Guy Movie

Producers and creator of Family Guy: The Movie Seth MacFarlane, Daniel Palladino, Lolee Aries, and David Zuckerman plans to build up their first future length Family Guy movie developing in 2006.[15] They starts to make it more interesting like it was made from The Simpsons Movie of The Simpsons, and has plan on making scripts of the movie, but will take a long time of making up a movie for Family Guy.[16] Although, it was reported on September 2006, that the Family Guy Movie will be made into live-action for summer or fall 2007 release, but got postponed for further notice.[17] For a moment, they start to make more episodes of Family Guy, and were having a difficult time to think of what the movie is going to be about.[18] McFarlane do know how to make this movie much similar than The Simpsons Movie or South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, but that plan didn't done well.[19]

Although, he did plan onto making this movie as sort of a road movie where it would be like the Griffin Family took their vacation to Miami, Florida, but Stewie accidentally ended up being in Tennessee, but plans to make a better idea about Peter ruin people of Quahog's dream's which the Griffin Family would move to Tennessee, while Quahog will left to be destroyed.[20] The film adaptation will luckly to be a crossover to featuring with characters from The Cleveland Show and American Dad, as the film will feature with each characters helping out each other to save their world.[21] According to Mila Kuniz, this film, however, will officially be only belonging to Family Guy because this is the main storyline which means that it is currently into works.[22] It was said that the film will set on May 21, 2012, which marks as the end of the world for Quahog.[23]

Casting

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Lady Gaga makes her acting debut in the film.

Seth McFarlane will reprise his role as three characters - Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin and Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, Tom Tucker and Carter Pewterschmidt.[24] Other characters including, Lois Griffin, Loretta Brown, Barbara Pewterschmidt, Tricia Takanawa will be voiced by returning Alex Borstein.[24] Chris Griffin and Neil Goldman will reprised by Seth Green,[24] and Mila Kunis will reprise as Meg Griffin.[24] Cleveland Brown, Herbert will be voiced by Mike Henry[24].

Other character that will appear into the movie are Patrick Warburton as Joe Swanson;[24] Adam West playing himself as the eponymous Mayor Adam West;[24] Jennifer Tilly as Bonnie Swanson;[24] John G. Brennan as Mort Goldman; Carlos Alazraqui as Jonathan Weed;[24] Adam Carolla and Norm Macdonald as Death;[24] Lori Alan as Diane Simmons;[24] and Phil LaMarr as Ollie Williams.[24]

Within Cleveland Brown left Family Guy for a spin-off The Cleveland Show, he will appear into the movie, as of other characters that are possibly will appear into the film is the characters from The Cleveland Show. Sanaa Lathan, who voices Donna, the wife of Cleveland, will reprise her role for the upcoming Family Guy movie.[24] This also goes to Kevin Michael Richardson as Cleveland Brown, Jr., Reagan Gomez as Roberta and Seth McFarlane, who will also voice, Peter, Brian, Stewie, Glen, Tom and Carter, will voice as Tim the Bear.[24] New character Jason will be voiced by Ryan Gosling.[25] Another character, who is playing Cecil will be voiced by Michael Fassbender.[26] Lady Gaga will make an acting debut as herself.[27] Gaga's character has since appeared into episode Seahorse Seashell Party in a non-voicing role.[28]

Characters

Main article: List of Family Guy characters
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Ryan Gosling will be starring as the new character of the franchise as Jason, Meg Griffin's love interst.

The film revolves around the adventures of the family of Peter Griffin, a bumbling blue-collar worker. Peter is an Irish-American Catholic with a prominent Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts accent.[29] He is married to Lois, a stay-at-home mother and piano teacher who, as member of the Pewterschmidt family of wealthy socialites, has a distinct New England accent.[30] Peter and Lois have three children: Meg, their teenage daughter, who is awkward and does not fit in at school, and is constantly ridiculed and ignored by the family; Chris, their teenage son, who is overweight, unintelligent and a younger version of his father in many respects; and Stewie, their diabolical infant son of ambiguous sexual orientation who has adult mannerisms, and speaks fluently in an exaggerated English accent, using stereotypical archvillain phrases.[31] Living with the family is Brian, the family dog, who is highly anthropomorphized, drinks martinis, and engages in human conversation, though he is still considered a pet in many respects.[32]

Many recurring characters appear alongside the Griffin family. These include the family's neighbors: sex-crazed airline-pilot bachelor Glenn Quagmire, Cleveland Brown and his wife Loretta Brown, paraplegic police officer Joe Swanson, his wife Bonnie and their baby daughter Susie (Bonnie is pregnant with Susie from the show's beginning until the seventh episode of the seventh season); neurotic Jewish pharmacist Mort Goldman, his wife Muriel, and their geeky and annoying son Neil; and elderly ephebophile Herbert. TV news anchors Tom Tucker and Diane Simmons, Asian reporter Tricia Takanawa, and Blaccu-Weather meteorologist Ollie Williams also make frequent appearances. Actors Adam West and James Woods guest star as themselves in various episodes. New characters are Jason, Meg's handsome love interst,[33] and Cecil, company owner of Second American Revolution who is starting the Civil War in Quahog.[34]

Animation

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Producer Seth McFarlane originally decides to direct the film adaptation of Family Guy for his plans on making a feature length film of the show, but gives it to David Zuckerman.

David Zuckerman said that he would be interested in directing the film since he produced Family Guy as originally by Seth McFarlane.[35] He hints that the film will be a lot similar than The Simpsons Movie because of it's storyline.[36] Animation begins April 23, 2010. The movie will be drawing for scenes first starting off with the Griffins going to a live Lady Gaga concert tour for an early celebration of Chris Griffin's 15th birthday.[37] The scenes will also see the Griffin Family were being troubled of Peter destroyed Quahog's Biggest Hotel, fills with games, swimming, theme park, movies and much of the dream anyone can enjoy.[38] Peter was drunk driving and started a fire, causing the people of Quahog to go chaos on him and his family. The Griffin family decides to move Tennessee to take their lives away from them, which seems that Quahog will be destroyed, which means the The Griffin family must head back home and save Quahog.[39]

MacFarlane resided in Providence during his time as a student at Rhode Island School of Design, and the show, as a consequence, contains distinct Rhode Island landmarks similar to real-world locations.[40][41] MacFarlane often borrows the names of Rhode Island locations and icons such as Pawtucket and Buddy Cianci for use in the show. MacFarlane, in an interview with local WNAC Fox 64 News, stated that the town is modeled after Cranston, Rhode Island.[42]

Several times every episode, the actual Providence skyline can be seen in the distance.[40] The three buildings that are depicted are, from left to right and furthest to closest, One Financial Center, 50 Kennedy Plaza, and the Bank of America Tower. This ordering of buildings and the angle at which they are viewed indicates that Quahog is primarily west of downtown Providence if it is to have a real-world counterpart. However, in a few episodes Quahog is shown to have a coastline, which only Cranston and Providence possess. This is supported by the fact that the real-world "31 Spooner Street" is located in Providence, immediately west of Roger Williams Park.[43]

Writing

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Cast members from Family Guy will appear into the film.

The first team of writers assembled for the film consisted of Chris Sheridan,[44] Danny Smith, Gary Janetti, Ricky Blitt, Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan, Matt Weitzman, and Mike Barker.[45] The writing process of Family Guy: The Movie generally starts with 14 writers that take turns writing the scripts; when a script is finished it is given to the rest of the writers to read. These scripts generally include cutaway gags. If there are not enough cutaway sequences, writers are asked to create them. Various gags are pitched to MacFarlane and the rest of the staff, and those deemed funniest are included in the episode. MacFarlane has explained that normally it takes 10 months to produce an episode because the show uses hand-drawn animation. The show rarely comments on current events for this reason.[46] The show's initial writers had never written for an animated show; and most came from live-action sitcoms.

MacFarlane explains that he is a fan of 1930s and 1940s radio programs, particularly the radio thriller anthology "Suspense", which led him to give early episodes ominous titles like "Death Has a Shadow" and "Mind Over Murder". MacFarlane explained that the team dropped the naming convention after individual episodes became hard to identify, and the novelty wore off.[47] For the first few months of production, the writers shared one office, lent to them by the King of the Hill production crew.[47]

Steve Callaghan is the most prolific writer on Family Guy: The Movie staff. Many of the writers that have left the show have gone on to create or produce other successful series. Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan co-wrote 13 episodes for the NBC sitcom Scrubs during their eight-year run on the show, while also serving as co-producers and working their way up to executive producers.[48] Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman would later create American Dad, along with MacFarlane.[49][50]

During the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, official production of the show halted for most of December 2007 and for various periods afterward. Fox continued producing episodes without MacFarlane's final approval, which he termed "a colossal dick move" in an interview with Variety. Though MacFarlane refused to work on the show, his contract under Fox required him to contribute to any episodes it would subsequently produce.[51] Production officially resumed after the end of the strike, with regularly airing episodes recommencing on February 17, 2008.[52]

Humor

Like the show Family Guy, the film will also uses the filmmaking technique of cutaways, which occur in the majority of Family Guy episodes.[53] Emphasis is often placed on gags which make reference to current events and/or modern cultural icons.

The film based much of their comedy on Stewie's "super villain" antics, such as his constant plans for total world domination, his evil experiments, plans and inventions to get rid of things he dislikes, and his constant attempts at matricide. As the series progressed, the writers and MacFarlane agreed that his personality and the jokes were starting to feel dated, so they began writing him with a different personality.[54] Family Guy: The Movie often includes self-referential humor. The most common form is jokes about Fox Broadcasting, and occasions where the characters break the fourth wall by addressing the audience.[55][56][57]

The film uses catchphrases, and most of the primary and secondary characters have them. Notable expressions include Quagmire's "Giggity giggity goo", Peter's "Freakin' sweet", and Joe's "Bring it on!"[54] The use of many of these catchphrases declined in later seasons. The episode "Big Man on Hippocampus" mocks catchphrase-based humor: when Peter, who has forgotten everything about his life, is introduced to Meg, he exclaims "D'oh!", to which Lois replies, "No, Peter, that's not your catchphrase."[58]

Music

Main article: Family Guy: The Movie (soundtrack)

It was confirmed that the film's soundtrack will be released on April 24, 2012.[59]

The film's theme song will have an extended version of the film to be composed by Seth McFarlane (Peter, Stewie and Brian), Alex Borstein (Lois), Seth Green (Chris) and Mila Kunus (Meg).[60] Lady Gaga will record a song for this film such as The Edge of Glory from her album Born This Way.[61] The Black Eyed Peas' "Just Can't Get Enough" will be featured in the film's soundtrack as one of the songs from the film's ending credits.[62]

Other songs will include Ke$ha's "Your Live Is My Drug".[63] The song of the film's original score will be composed by British artist Harry Gregson-Williams, who recorded The Chronicles of Narnia and Shrek film series.[64]

Merchendise

Marketing

Family Guy: The Movie will be including a bag of popcorn, candy and drinks from theaters.[65] Action figures of the characters from the film will be avaliable in stores including a collection of the Griffin family selling out at Burger King.[66] Also at Burger King, Family Guy: The Movie will also include its own photo on the cups, bags and more.[67]

In April 2011, the film's teaser poster was released.[68] The Family Guy: The Movie teaser traier debuts in theaters im front of In Time on October 28, 2011.[69][70] It was not released on the internet until November 1, 2011.[71]

On December 23, 2011, the first full length trailer was released online.[72]The next day, it was released in theaters right in front of The Darkest Hour.[73] On February 10, 2012, the film's theatrical poster is released featuring the entire characters from the show.[74] On March 14, 2012, the second and final trailer for Family Guy: The Movie was released.[75]

Release

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The UK poster for Family Guy: The Movie.

The film will be released by 20th Century Fox, and originally scheduled for release worldwide in theaters July 29, 2011,[76] taking that release date just after The Smurfs got pushed back till August 3, 2011. On May 18, 2010, the film's teaser poster premiered online, featuring Stewie Griffin.[77] It was later delayed till November 30, 2011, to make a celebration of thanksgiving. It later pushed back again to April 27, 2012. The Smurfs eventually moved back to its July 2011 release.[78]

Fox reports that the film will not be released in 3D theaters, but only in regular and IMAX theaters.[79] Fox said that it will only be released in regular theaters worldwide. The film's early test screening premiered on January 25, 2012, and receieved early positive reviews.[80] Fandango announced that tickets for the film will go on sale starting February 25, 2012.[81]

As of January 2012, the film reported a PG-13 rating from MPPA for "irreverent humor throughout".[82] Fox announced that the film's trailer will be released at the 2012's Superbowl alongside other sneak peeks and releases trailers of The Hunger Games, John Carter, The Avengers and G.I. Joe: Retailation.[83]

20th Century Fox has confirmed the world premiere date for the film. They said that the film's world premiere will take place in New York City on April 19, 2012. Cast members of the film will attend.[84]

Even Fox said that the film will be released only in regular theaters, they decided that releasing in IMAX theaters will be a good fit for the film.[85] It will open to 4,175 theaters and 308 IMAX theaters starting on April 20, 2012.[86]

Home Media

Family Guy: The Movie was released on DVD and Blu Ray on October 2, 2012.[87] The film features with behind the scenes with the voice cast members and gives an exclusive sneak peek of the show's 11th season. Deleted scenes from the film are also included. All of them feature are only avaliable on Blu Ray.

Reaction

Critical respone

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The voice cast members at the premiere of Family Guy: The Movie.

Family Guy: The Movie had its early test screening in Los Angeles on January 25, 2012, three months ahead of the film's wide April 20, 2012 release.[88] It has receieved early postive reviews stating it is "the funniest movie of the year so far."[89] Seth McFarelane, creator of the fil, states that the film would be smililar than The Simpsons Movie and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut stating that it was the best joking movie anyone would be seen in decades.[90] Overall, Family Guy: The Movie received mixed to positive reviews. It earned 95% from Rotten Tomatoes, ranking it as the best reviewed film of the year so far.[91] Family Guy: The Movie was also ranked as one of the most anticipated films of the year coming alongside The Hunger Games, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Heroes: The New Heroes and The Dark Knight Rises.[92] Tomatoes calls the film "the funniest movie of the year" stating, "prepare to begin laughing into theaters very hard, because it will be one of the funniest movie audiences will be seeing in a long time." It also states that the film and the TV show will always be around the world that everyone need some movies that would make them have a good time and fill out with bunch of laughters.[93]

Meatcricits rates Family Guy: The Movie a 95, based on 41 reviewers, stating it "a nice movie and the funniest one everyone will be thinking. Not only that it was funny, but was also emotional as well." Metacritics also calls the film, "the funniest movie of the year, and the best one that everyone will enjoy."[94] Varity's Steven Washington gave the film a postive review calling it "remarkable, funny and bloody good" that fullfills some of the series of action scenes more serious than its most action scenes from the show itself.[95] USA Today film critic Cynthia Brown states the film with postive reaction the storyline's "unexpected journey of the beloved but unwealthy family saving the world following a smililar event of The Simpsons Movie".[96] Ryan Reynolds praised his voice cast "a well young man with a manly voice falling in love with Mila Kunus' character.[97]

Box Office Company says that the film will be making in a lot of money at the box office despite the audiences reaction onto the film's performances in theaters. They confirmed that the film would gross $100 million or more in its opening weekend, due to tickets being sold fast one month after its release, putting Scooby-Doo! The Movie in danger on breaking a record for biggest opening of the month as well as Sonic X: The Final Stand for best animation opening to date.[98] During the film's opening weekend, Family Guy: The Movie has succeed and break box office records earning $141.1 million in its opening weekend.[99] Following the success, McFarelane confirmed that he will be the film adaptation of American Dad! in theaters with American Dad! The Movie.[100]

Box office

The film grossed a total $710,302,119 worldwide in total: within $275,302,119 in US, and $435,000,000 from foreign markets. It became the 11th highest-grossing 2012 film worldwide to date. It was also the fifth highest-grossing 2012 animated film after Ice Age: Contiental Drift ($875 million), Scooby-Doo! The 2nd Movie ($828 million), Shadow the Hedgehog ($815 million) and Madagascar: Europe's Most Wanted ($742 million). In the US, it ranked ninth place overall, and third place for animation behind only Scooby-Doo! The 2nd Movie ($288 million) and Shadow the Hedgehog ($283 million).

Family Guy: The Movie became the second biggest midnight gross ever for an animated film with $12.5 million behind only Sonic X: The Final Stand ($19.7 million).[101] It earned an additional $45.2 million in post-midnight showings, bringing its total to $57.8 million on its opening day, the biggest single day gross for an animated film beating Sonic X: The Final Stand ($53 million) and the second largest for a non-sequel behind The Hunger Games ($67.2 million).[102] In its opening weekend, Family Guy: The Movie brought in $141 million, breaking a couple box office record as the biggest opening weekend ever for an animated film, and the biggest April opening in history. The previous records for opening weekend for an animated film was held by Sonic X: The Final Stand ($124.7 million), and the April opening weekend was held by Scooby-Doo! The Movie ($100.2 million). It was also the second biggest opening weekend for a non-sequel, of 2012 behind The Hunger Gameas ($152.5 million) and most importantly, the seventh biggest opening weekend for a film of all-time.[103]

Family Guy: The Movie earns $159.1 million in its opening weekend from 58 foreign markets, bringing its worldwide total to $300.6 million.[104] It's foreign opening is the second largest opening ever behind only Sonic X: The Final Stand ($214 million). Family Guy: The Movie includes No. 1 openings from all around the countries including United Kingdom,[105] Australia,[106] Germany,[107] Italy,[108] France,[109] Spain,[110] Mexico,[111] Norway,[112] Austria,[113] and Japan.[114]

Accolades

On July 22, 2012, Family Guy: The Movie was nominated at the Teen Chocie Awards for "Comedy" and "Voice".[115] It won it for "Comedy" beating 21 Jump Street, American Reunion, What to Expect When You're Expecting and The Muppets,[116] but lost to Taylor Swift for The Lorax.[117]

The film was nominated at the upcoming 70th Golden Globe Award for "Best Animated Feature" competing against Brave, Frankenweenie, Hotel Transylvania and Rise of the Guardians.[118] The award show will be held on January 13, 2013. The film was nominated at the 39th People's Choice Awards for "Favorite Comedy Movie" competing against 21 Jump Street, Pitch Perfect, Ted and What to Expect When You're Expecting.[119] The film was also nominated at the 85th Academy Awards, which is set to premiere on February 24, 2013 and Seth McFarelane was the host. It was nominated for "Best Animated Feature".[120] The film was nominated at the 2013 Kids Choice Awards, set to premiere on March 23, 2013. It was nominated for "Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie".[121]

Year Award Category Result Recipient Source
2012 2012 Teen Choice Awards Comedy Nominated Cast and Crew [122]
Voice Nominated Seth McFareland as Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin and Stewie Griffin
2013 70th Golden Globe Awards Best Animated Feature Nominated The Film [123]
39th People's Choice Awards Favorite Comedy Movie Won The Film [124]
85th Academy Awards Best Animated Picture Pending The Film [125]
2013 Kids Choice Awards Awards Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Pending Seth McFarelane [126]

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