Fuzzy Door Productions

Fuzzy Door Productions is the production company of producer, director and actor Seth MacFarlane, established in 1998. The company's productions include the animated series Family Guy, American Dad!, the Family Guy spin-off The Cleveland Show, the live-action sitcom The Winner, the science documentary series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and the sci-fi comedy drama series The Orville. More recently, it signed a deal with NBCUniversal.[2] The company will move from its longtime home at the 20th Century Fox Studios lot in Century City to NBCUniversal's Universal City Studios in Universal City.[3] Erica Huggins will continue to head Fuzzy Door as president.[4] MacFarlane's two animated series Family Guy broadcast on FOX and American Dad! broadcast on TBS will continue to be produced on the FOX studios lot while his live action series The Orville which is scheduled to air its second extended season on Hulu will continue to be filmed at Universal City Studios and in West Lake, California.[5]

Fuzzy Door Productions
TypePrivate
Industry
FoundedJuly 31, 1998; 22 years ago (1998-07-31)[1]
FounderSeth MacFarlane
Headquarters,
United States
Key people
  • Seth MacFarlane (CCO)
  • Erica Huggins (President)
  • Jason Clark (President, Production)
ProductsFamily Guy
American Dad!
The Cleveland Show

The name of the company comes from the leopard-printed fake fur-covered door to the house MacFarlane lived in when he was attending Rhode Island School of Design as an undergraduate in animation. The house itself also went by the nickname The Fuzzy Door during MacFarlane's residence and was the location of many "Fuzzy Door" parties. The Fuzzy Door Productions logo was designed by Cory Brookes, a friend and housemate of Seth's at the Fuzzy Door residence. However, the logo was updated in 2019, featuring a more abstract design of the door, and no longer featuring the fur-pattern design, instead being colored a plain white color, with a blue background. The updated logo made its on-screen debut on November 10 of that year, with the Family Guy episode "Peter and Lois' Wedding", a further updated version of the logo, with animation of the logo panning out, made its on-screen debut on September 27, 2020, with the Family Guy season 19 premiere, "Stewie's First Word".

SeriesEdit

Television seriesEdit

Title Creator(s) Years active Original Network(s) Notes
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane 1999–present Fox Co-production with 20th Television and 20th Television Animation.
American Dad! Seth MacFarlane
Mike Barker
Matt Weitzman
2005–present Fox (2005–14)
TBS (2014–present)
Co-production with 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, and Underdog Productions.
The Winner Ricky Blitt 2007 Fox Co-production with 20th Television and Candy Bar Productions.
The Cleveland Show Seth MacFarlane
Mike Henry
Richard Appel
2009–2013 Fox Co-production with 20th Television, Person Unknown Productions and Happy Jack Productions.
Dads Alec Sulkin
Wellesley Wild
2013–2014 Fox Co-production with 20th Television.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Ann Druyan
Steven Soter
2014 Fox
National Geographic Channel
Co-production with Cosmos Studios and Santa Fe Studios.
Blunt Talk Jonathan Ames 2015–2016 Starz Co-production with Media Rights Capital.
Bordertown Mark Hentemann 2016 Fox Co-production with 20th Television, Bento Box Entertainment and Hentemann Films.
The Orville Seth MacFarlane 2017–present Fox
Hulu
Co-production with 20th Television.
The Long Road Home Mikko Alanne 2017 National Geographic Channel Co-production with Phoenix Pictures and Finngate Television.
Cosmos: Possible Worlds Ann Druyan 2020 Fox
National Geographic Channel
Co-production with Cosmos Studios.

Web seriesEdit

Title Creator Years active Original Network(s) Notes
Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy Seth MacFarlane 2008–2009 YouTube Co-production with 20th Century Fox, Media Rights Capital and Main Street Pictures.

FilmsEdit

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2005 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Pete Michels
Peter Shin
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Direct-to-video; co-production with Fox Television Animation.
2012 Ted Seth MacFarlane Universal Pictures Co-production with Media Rights Capital, Bluegrass Films and Smart Entertainment.
First film distributed by Universal Pictures.
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West Co-production with MRC and Bluegrass Films.
2015 Ted 2
2020 Books of Blood Brannon Braga Hulu Television film; co-production with Touchstone Television.

ShortsEdit

Title Director Released Initial release Notes
Inside the CIA Seth MacFarlane April 8, 2005 Fever Pitch Co-production with 20th Century Fox and 20th Century Fox Animation.

DiscographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/CBS/SearchResults?SearchType=CORP&SearchCriteria=Fuzzy+Door+Productions&SearchSubType=Keyword
  2. ^ Otterson, Joe (2020-01-10). "Seth MacFarlane Sets NBCUniversal Overall Deal". Variety. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  3. ^ Slashfilm.com "Seth MacFarlane Leaving 20th Century Fox TV for NBCUniversal with a New Overall Deal" (Retrieved from Slashfilm.com 0n 27 October 2020)
  4. ^ Erica Huggins Linkedin profile
  5. ^ The Orville's space adventures via Los Angeles (Retrieved from filmla.com on 27 October 2020)

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