Background Information. 1992-2000. Fox animation was a short-lived animation production company. It was a division of 20th Century Fox, headed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. The company produced only three films (Anastasia , Bartok the Magnificent  and Titan A.E ).
The department was designed to compete again Walt Disney Feature Animation, which at the time was already a great success after the release of Tarzan. The two movies Anastasia and Titan A.E made only $9,376,845 in it's opening weekend - on the budget of about $75,000,000. The studio was shut down as a result. Today, Blue Sky Studios run for 20th Century Fox.
<ul><li>20th Century Fox Television now runs three long-term popular TV series. </li></ul><ul><li>The Simpsons. </li></ul><ul><li>South Park. </li></ul><ul><li>Family Guy. </li></ul>
Institution Conventions 20th Century Fox now creates and hosts popular animations on TV. All of which are comedies. The episodes are reflections of recent events happening in the world or popular tabloid rumors. Each character in each TV series has a typical or stereotypical personality (e.g. Peter Griffin is a lazy husband, who loves money, beer, sex.etc)
Characters Peter Griffin has a thick Rhode Island accent, has a child’s mind, and never realizes he is doing something wrong. He is unintelligent. His favorite pastime is watching the television - another stereotype of a blue-collar worker. He is also married to Lois, who comes from a wealthy family. Which contradicts to his status. Hence a comedy. Each family member has stereotypical characteristics. Peter Griffin is the central protagonist of Family Guy.
<ul><li>Genre and sub-genres. </li></ul><ul><li>Family guy is an animated sitcom, a comedy. </li></ul><ul><li>The characters constantly make mistakes. This educates the audience not to become like them. </li></ul>
Audience <ul><li>For older audiences, teens, young adults, the episodes contain foul language and a lot of inside jokes that younger audiences would not understand. </li></ul><ul><li>- Aimed at teenagers and young adults who are searching for entertainment. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Narrative: </li></ul><ul><li>each episode is at random, does not link to each other. </li></ul><ul><li>reflects on recent events, e.g. president elections. </li></ul><ul><li>parody and spoofs of new movies or celebrities. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Media Synergies & More Info. </li></ul><ul><li>This comedy can insult certain races and societies. It was made and aimed for mainly American audiences, therefore it is made in the typical American point of view. </li></ul><ul><li>The clothing industry benefits a lot from this show - many teens like to wear merchandise from animations. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike Disney films, toys do not benefit as much, due to the fact that the target-audience no longer buys toys. </li></ul>