Despite the recent acquisition by Disney of Fox it appears like things are full steam ahead at the latter company. This, despite the fact that there are a lot of looming questions: Will Disney simply fold Fox’s operations into its own? Will it keep separate Disney and Fox movie divisions? Will it lay off everyone? Will it release the movies Fox is shooting right now?
The Wall Street Journal recently wrote a piece about the awkward situation at Fox but did have this to say about potential future projects:
“Amid the uncertainty, Ms. Snider has emphasized a revamp of Fox’s approach to animation, bringing in a new partner to replace an expired deal with DreamWorks Animation after it was acquired by Comcast Corp. The film studio is partnering with the Fox television studio on a big-screen adaptation of the animated series “Bob’s Burgers,” a second “Simpsons” movie in development and a “Family Guy” film that would mix animation with live action, said people with knowledge of the projects.”
The Simpsons Movie was released in 2007 and grossed over $527 million worldwide, making it a huge hit. It set several North American box office records, including highest grossing film based on a television series. It was also the third-highest grossing opening weekend for an animated film at the time. The Simpsons Movie 2 would be a welcome addition to the show, especially since they’re about to embark on their 30th Season this year.
Here’s hoping the film gets made and can survive not being forgotten by the acquisition.