03/12/2012 11:14 GMT

'Family Guy' Film On The Way, Confirms Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane has confirmed that he is planning to make a 'Family Guy' movie.

The actor and director, who created the animated television series, spilled the beans during a question and answer session with college students at UCLA, reported Entertainment Weekly.

When asked by a student whether a film version was a possibility, he replied: "It's just a matter of when.

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'Family Guy' creator Seth McFarlane

"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."

Seth also hinted that a storyline is already in place.

"We do know what the 'Family Guy' movie will be," he said. "'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 plotline. That's the challenge with animation. You pretty much can do any story you want, so what is the reason for the movie?"

He continued: "We finally hit on the answer to that question, and it will be something that would be impossible to do on TV."