April 2005

Family Guy trading cards! - Hogie @ 11:33 am PST
Here's the official press release:


FAMILY GUY: SEASON ONE
PREMIUM TRADING CARDS FROM INKWORKS
THESE CARDS ARE FREAKIN' SWEET!

MORRISVILLE, NC - April, 2005 - Inkworks and Fox Licensing & Merchandising announce the release of FAMILY GUY: SEASON ONE PREMIUM TRADING CARDS. Fans asked for more Family Guy merchandise and Inkworks delivers with the first-ever Family Guy trading card series, based on the ground-breaking Season One.

The 72-card FAMILY GUY: SEASON ONE premium trading card series features Episode Cards, "Meet the Griffins," "Remember When I..," "Brian POV," "Welcome to Quahog," "Damn You, Vile Woman" and MUCH MORE! In addition to the base cards, collectors can find several levels of randomly inserted bonus cards:

- SKETCH CARDS - ONE PER BOX! 14 different artists creating unique hand-drawn sketches. Each card is a one-of-a-kind work of art: Greg Colton (a Family Guy artist and director), Tone Rodriguez, John Czop, Chris Moreno, Mark Dos Santos, Jeff Zugale, Joel Gomez, NAR, Billy Martinez, Becky Grutzik, Matt Wendt, Rich Koslowski, Roland Paris, and Andrew Meisner. Images of all of the approved Family Guy sketches will be posted on the Inkworks website (14 different artists - Inserted approximately 1:24 packs).

- AUTOGRAPH CARDS - Six different autograph cards featuring the voice talent of Family Guy: Seth McFarlane - Stewie Griffin, Alex Borstein - Lois Griffin, Erik Estrada - The Friendly Officer, Mike Henry - Cleveland, Lori Alan - Dianne Simmons, and Wally Wingert - Pawtucket Patriot. (Six different cards).

- GRIFFIN FAMILY PHOTOS - A nine-card puzzle featuring our favorite animated family! (Nine different cards - Inserted approximately 1:11 packs).

- BAD DOG - Six-die cut foil cards featuring Brian. He's bad to the bone! (Six different cards - Inserted approximately 1:17 packs).

- PLUS, three box loader cards - "Stewie's Library of World Domination" (one per sealed display box) and a special case loader card - "The Peter Principle" (one per shipping case).

Packs of FAMILY GUY: SEASON ONE PREMIUM TRADING CARDS have a suggested retail price of $3.49. Each pack contains seven cards with 24 packs in each sealed display box. A FAMILY GUY collector album (SRP $19.95) has been created especially for this set. The Griffin Family Photos nine-card puzzle is also available as an uncut mini-press sheet. Only 99 of the sequentially numbered uncut puzzles are available (SRP $69.95).

ABOUT FAMILY GUY

Heading up the eclectic Family Guy household is Peter Griffin, a big, boisterous, lovable oaf who isn't afraid to say what's on his freakin' mind -- usually the wrong thing at exactly the wrong time. He lives in Quahog, Rhode Island with his wife, Lois, and their three children -- Chris, Meg and Stewie, a brilliant, sadistic baby bent on destroying the world. And, don't forget Peter's well-spoken, cynical best friend, Brian, the family dog. Executive producer/creator Seth MacFarlane has the distinction of being the youngest person to be an executive producer. Family Guy debuted after the Superbowl in 1999, and in 2004, Family Guy made television history when Fox ordered the previously canceled show back into production due to its extraordinary fan support in both DVD sales and repeat broadcasts on Cartoon Network's 'Adult Swim'.

The talented voice cast includes: Seth MacFarlane (as Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, Stewie Griffin and more), Alex Borstein (as Lois Griffin), Seth Green (as Chris Griffin), and Mila Kunis (as Meg Griffin).

ABOUT FOX LICENSING & MERCHANDISING

A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.

ABOUT INKWORKS

Inkworks is an award-winning entertainment trading card manufacturer based in Morrisville, North Carolina. Current Inkworks licenses include ANGEL, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, THE X-FILES, FAMILY GUY, ROBOTS, CHARMED, SERENITY, SMALLVILLE, ALIAS, THE SOPRANOS and others. For more information on Inkworks products or to find out how to get free collector cards, please visit the Inkworks web site at www.inkworks.com.

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My slow arse posted this too... slow. - Hogie @ 8:30 pm PST
Steve Callaghan will be interviewed this Friday 4/22/05 at 6:30pm on UCLA
radio. It's internet radio, so anyone can listen in at www.uclaradio.com.
He'll be talking about his experiences working on Family Guy and Family Guy
Live!, and maybe even givning out some info about the new season. Just
thought you'd all like to know

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More Family Guy Live in Las Vegas CD info: - Hogie @ 9:25 pm PST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

"FAMILY GUY LIVE IN LAS VEGAS" CD/DVD PACKAGE, DUE APRIL 26,

TEAMS TV'S ANIMATED GRIFFIN FAMILY WITH SIN CITY MUSICAL MADNESS

Santa Monica, California, March 21, 2005 - Normally, what happens in Vegas
stays in Vegas, but when TV's favorite dysfunctional cartoon family comes to
Sin City, the results are too hilarious to keep quiet. Peter Griffin, wife
Lois, kids Meg, Chris and baby Stewie and dog Brian will all be there when
Geffen Records releases FAMILY GUY LIVE IN LAS VEGAS, a new CD of classic
and original songs plus DVD bonus content. The package, which features the
Griffin family along with guest stars like Jason Alexander, Patti LuPone,
Haylie Duff and Adam West, arrives in stores April 26, while the perennially
popular TV show returns to FOX with brand new episodes on Sunday, May 1st
(9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT).

"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, together with composer Walter Murphy,
co-produced the CD as well as co-wrote several tracks. All of the actors
from the show appear on the album, including Seth MacFarlane (Peter, Brian,
Stewie, Quagmire and Tom Tucker), Alex Borstein (Lois), Mila Kunis (Meg),
and Seth Green (Chris). As a bonus, also included is DVD content featuring a
music video of "Stewie's Sexy Party," plus, a behind the scenes look at the
making of the album and the video, as well as a trailer for the upcoming
season of "Family Guy" and MacFarlane's new animated series "American Dad."

In liner notes included on the hilarious and irreverent booklet, MacFarlane
describes the music as, "a blend of the rich, lush arrangements of the
classic era of Rat Pack Vegas shows combined with the fart jokes of today."
Original songs include the "Theme from 'Family Guy'," "Babysitting is a Bum
Deal," "But Then I Met You," "Puberty's Gonna Get You," "But I'm Yours,"
"Quahog Holiday," "Dear Booze," which describes Brian's love of all things
alcoholic and "All Cartoons are F**kin' Dicks," a subversive look at cartoon
characters when the cameras are turned off. Covers include Jerome Kern's
"The Last Time I Saw Paris" and a medley of theme songs from TV shows like
"Diff'rent Strokes," "Who's The Boss," "Growing Pains," and "Charles in
Charge," to name a few.


Since its debut in 1999, the Emmy-nominated FAMILY GUY has attracted a loyal
following of fans and has sold 3 million combined DVD units, making it the
fourth-largest TV series seller ever. The show's success on DVD, combined
with ratings records it set on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block, has
prompted FOX to bring back the show for a fourth season on the network.

MacFarlane will continue to serve up the outrageous trials and tribulations
of PETER GRIFFIN and his not-quite-so-average family of middle-class New
Englanders. LOIS is Peter's loving wife, who struggles to maintain a modicum
of normalcy in their home life. Then there are their kids: angst-ridden,
16-year-old MEG, who only really wants to be noticed; 13-year-old CHRIS, a
sweet-natured slacker; and 1-year-old STEWIE, a diabolically clever baby
bent on world domination. Rounding out the Griffin household is BRIAN, the
brainy family dog who likes his martinis as dry as his dog food.

FAMILY GUY is a 20th Century Fox Television production. Seth MacFarlane is
creator/executive producer and David Goodman and Chris Sheridan are
executive producers.

Click to www.familyguyliveinvegas.com for a sneak peek at Stewie's "Sexy
Party" video and five audio clips.

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Attention San Antonio'ans - Hogie @ 9:17 pm PST
San Antonio, TX – May 1, 2005 -- Many employees and patrons of The Irish Pub are serious Family Guy fans. So when we learned that the show had been un-canceled and that the first new episodes in over three years would begin running on May 1st, we knew we had to host a premier party. The festivities start at 7PM with food from Rene and Pawtucket Patriots (Bud draft) for $2.00. The new episode will air at 8:00PM and we tape it and will re-broadcast it again at 9:00PM. Karaoke will begin as usual at 9:30PM right afterwards. All the hilarity will be shown on a giant screen TV in addition to many other smaller televisions throughout the bar. 21 and up welcome.

The Irish Pub
9726 Datapoint
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Phone: 210-355-7595
www.theirishpubsa.com

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Hey all you lucky people in the Las Angeles area! - Hogie @ 2:11 am PST
Just got this message in my Inbox:
WHAT IN THE DEUCE ARE YOU STARING AT?????
IT'S STEWIE GRIFFIN WHO WILL BE DOMINATING THE GROVE AT THE "FREAKIN' SWEET STEWIE SOUND-A-LIKE" CONTEST!!!











WHAT:First the Grove, then the World! Stewie Griffin from FOX’s FAMILY GUY is taking over the Grove on FRIDAY, APRIL 15 at the “Freakin’ Sweet Stewie Sound-a-like Contest”! Starting at 1:00 PM you can register for the chance to do your best Stewie impersonation for FAMILY GUY creator Seth MacFarlane and cast members (including Mila Kunis and Mike Henry) who will be there to judge and award thousands of dollars in cash and FAMILY GUY prizes, including tickets to FAMILY GUY live, FAMILY GUY DVDs, CDs, books and autographed scripts. Also, be one of the first 500 fans to register for the contest and receive a free FAMILY GUY tee-shirt and limited edition poster! 25 fans will then be selected to participate from a random drawing of the first 500 eligible fans registered. Don’t miss the premiere of FAMILY GUY Sunday, May 1 at 9:00 PM on FOX! All contestants must be 18 years of age and residents of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Other restrictions may apply. Go to www.fox.com/familyguy for complete rules and details.
WHERE: The Grove (in the center next to the water fountain)

189 The Grove Dr.

Los Angeles, 90036

WHEN: Friday, April 15, 2005

1:00 PM Registration begins

2:30 PM 25 numbers are randomly selected and announced

3:00 PM Contest begins


PRIZE GIVEAWAY:

1st prize:

$2,000 Cash

$100 Gift certificate to the Grove

$100 Two tickets to FAMILY GUY LIVE in Los Angeles on 4/15/05

$200 FAMILY GUY prize package (autographed FAMILY GUY script, “Family Guy The Freakin’ Sweet Collection” DVD, “Stewie’s Guide to World Domination” book, “Family Guy Live in Vegas” CD)

TOTAL PRIZE VALUE: $2400

2nd prize:

$1,000 Cash

$50 Gift certificate to the Grove

$200 FAMILY GUY prize package (autographed FAMILY GUY script, “Family Guy The Freakin’ Sweet Collection” DVD, “Stewie’s Guide to World Domination” book, “Family Guy Live in Vegas” CD)

TOTAL PRIZE VALUE: $1250

3rd prize:

$500 Cash

$25 Gift certificate to the Grove

$200 FAMILY GUY prize package (autographed FAMILY GUY script, “Family Guy The Freakin’ Sweet Collection” DVD, “Stewie’s Guide to World Domination” book, “Family Guy Live in Vegas” CD)

TOTAL PRIZE VALUE: $725


I wish I could go, but alas I cannot.
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