Fuzzy Door Productions
Company typePrivate
Industry
FoundedJuly 31, 1998; 25 years ago (1998-07-31)[1]
FounderSeth MacFarlane
Headquarters,
U.S.
Key people
ProductsFamily Guy
American Dad!
The Cleveland Show
The Orville
Ted
Websitefuzzydoor.com

Fuzzy Door Productions is an American film and television production company founded by Seth MacFarlane in 1998.[2] The company's productions include animated series Family Guy, 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. Originally part of 20th Century Studios, the company signed a deal with NBCUniversal in 2020,[3] subsequently basing its headquarters at Universal City Studios in Universal City[4] and naming Erica Huggins as its president that same year.[5][2]

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.[6]

The name of the company comes from the leopard-printed fake fur-covered door to the house MacFarlane lived in when he attended 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 company logo was designed by Cory Brookes, a friend and housemate of MacFarlane'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 has a darker shade of blue.

Series

Television series

Title Creator(s) Years active Original network(s) Notes
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane 1999–present Fox Co-production with 20th Television (seasons 1–19) and 20th Television Animation (season 20–present)
American Dad! Seth MacFarlane
Mike Barker
Matt Weitzman
2005–present Fox (2005–2014)
TBS (2014–present)
Co-production with Underdog Productions, 20th Television (seasons 1–18), and 20th Television Animation (season 19–present)
The Winner Ricky Blitt 2007 Fox Co-production with Candy Bar Productions and 20th Century Fox Television
The Cleveland Show Seth MacFarlane
Mike Henry
Richard Appel
2009–2013 Co-production with Persons Unknown Productions, Happy Jack Productions, and 20th Century Fox Television
Dads Alec Sulkin
Wellesley Wild
2013–2014 Co-production with 20th Century Fox 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 and The Herring Wonder
Bordertown Mark Hentemann 2016 Fox Co-production with Hentemann Films and 20th Century Fox Television
The Orville Seth MacFarlane 2017–2022 Fox (2017–2019)
Hulu (2022)
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
Seth MacFarlane
Brannon Braga
2022 Peacock Co-production with Beetlecod Productions, Universal Television Alternative Studio, and Universal Content Productions
Ted Seth MacFarlane 2024 Co-production with Universal Content Productions and MRC Television
Good Times Carl Jones TBA Netflix Co-production with Act III Productions, Unanimous Media, and Sony Pictures Television
The Shrouded College Seth MacFarlane Peacock Based on the Charles Soule and Will Silney's seven-book novel franchise

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 Media Rights Capital and Main Street Pictures

Films

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.
2025 The Naked Gun Akiva Schaffer Paramount Pictures
TBA Revenge of the Nerds TBA Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures co-production with 20th Century Studios
Untitled Family Guy film co-production with 20th Century Studios and 20th Century Animation

Shorts

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

Discography

References

  1. ^ "Business Search - Business Entities - Business Programs | California Secretary of State". Archived from the original on 2017-04-03.
  2. ^ a b Caranicas, Peter (2023-04-19). "'Lost' and 'Watchmen' Showrunner Damon Lindelof and Fuzzy Door Productions President Erica Huggins Keynote Variety's Power of Law Breakfast". Variety. Retrieved 2023-04-21.
  3. ^ Otterson, Joe (2020-01-10). "Seth MacFarlane Sets NBCUniversal Overall Deal". Variety. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  4. ^ Slashfilm.com "Seth MacFarlane Leaving 20th Century Fox TV for NBCUniversal with a New Overall Deal" (Retrieved from Slashfilm.com on 27 October 2020)
  5. ^ Erica Huggins LinkedIn profile
  6. ^ The Orville's space adventures via Los Angeles (Retrieved from filmla.com on 27 October 2020)