Fuzzy Door Productions
FoundedJuly 31, 1998; 24 years ago (1998-07-31)[1]
FounderSeth MacFarlane
Key people
ProductsFamily Guy
American Dad!
The Cleveland Show
The Orville

Fuzzy Door Productions is an American film and television production company founded by Seth MacFarlane in 1998. The company's productions include the animated series Family Guy, the Family Guy creator American Dad!, the Family Guy spinoff 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 Westlake, California.[5]

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. The logo was updated in 2019, featuring a more abstract design of the door and no longer featuring the fur-pattern design, instead colored in a plain white with blue background. In 2020, the new logo was enhanced, featuring the door animating open and the text irising in as it does so, over a background that's a darker shade of blue.


Television series

Title Creator(s) Years active Original network(s) Notes
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane 1999–present Fox Co-production with 20th Television Animation.
American Dad! Seth MacFarlane
Mike Barker
Matt Weitzman
2005–present Fox
Co-production with 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 Animation, Persons 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 Animation, Bento Box Entertainment and Hentemann Films.
The Orville Seth MacFarlane 2017–present Fox
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.
The End is Nye Bill Nye 2022 Peacock Co-production with Beetlecod Productions, Universal Television Alternative Studio, and Universal Content Productions
Good Times Carl Jones TBA Netflix Co-production with Act III Productions, Unanimous Media, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Television.
Ted Seth MacFarlane TBA Peacock Co-production with Universal Content Productions and MRC Television.

Web series

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 Television, Media Rights Capital and Main Street Pictures.


Year Title Director(s) 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.
TBA The Naked Gun Seth MacFarlane Paramount Pictures
Revenge of the Nerds TBA 20th Century Studios
Untitled Family Guy film TBA


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



  1. ^ "Business Search - Business Entities - Business Programs | California Secretary of State". Archived from the original on 2017-04-03.
  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 on 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)