Excellent! A second "Simpsons" movie is in the works over at 20th Century Fox, according to a new Wall Street Journal article.

And the studio is also working on bringing "Family Guy" and "Bob's Burgers" to the big screen.

That juicy tidbit is part of WSJ's report on the state of things at Fox as they prepare for the big, $71 billion sale to Disney. (A transaction that was foretold by "The Simpsons" in 1998, by the way.)


Here's the relevant excerpt from the WSJ:
"Amid the uncertainty, [Chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox Film, Stacey] 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" opened in 2007 and  opened with $74 million its first weekend and grossed more than $527 million worldwide.

Also in the works:  TV series based on "Ice Age," "Night at the Museum," and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," which are likely being developed for the Disney streaming service.

[Via WSJ, Birth Movies Death]