If someone were to only see a poster or two and some of the TV spots for this year's surprise hit comedy Ted, they might think it was a cute, family-friendly movie. With the movie centered around a cuddly, giant teddy bear, it's only a little surprising that reports have popped up that parents have taken their kids to the movie, and not notice the R-rating on the flick. The creator, stars, and fans of the movie all assure us that this one isn't for the elementary school set.
Though director and creator Seth MacFarlane claims it's more of a "soft-R" comedy as opposed to a "hard-R," he does not even try to contend that the raunchy flick doesn't deserve the rating. The movie is certainly "not for the young." Mark Wahlberg, who stars in the movie, says that he had to explain to his kids that even though this was a flick about him and a teddy bear, it was yet another movie of his that they couldn't see because "the teddy bear has a potty mouth." watch the Hollywood Dailies clip >> Posted 08.03.12 by Mandy
Seth MacFarlane has frequently lampooned the state of Massachusetts and its denizens on his two-time Emmy-winning animated series Family Guy, but rarely as mercilessly as in the latest preview clip from his feature-length directorial debut, Ted. The movie centers around John (Mark Wahlberg), a man desperately trying to grow up and cut the cord from his childhood friend, a crass partier named Ted (voiced by MacFarlane), who just so happens to be a living teddy bear. The latest preview clip perfectly demonstrates how Ted can be a fun watch the new clip (Boston girls beware!) >> Posted 06.23.12 by BrentJS
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Like many children with active imaginations, young John Bennett (Bretton Manley) wished that his childhood toy, a teddy bear named Ted, would come to life. However, unlike the vast majority of children's wishes that go unanswered, John's wish actually came true and Ted became a walking, talking teddy bear and life-long friend.
If you think it sounds awesome, wait until you see the new preview clips from Ted, the feature-length directorial debut for Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who also voices Ted. Rude, foul-mouthed, and with an appetite for alcohol and prostitutes, Ted has become a destructive influence on adult John (Mark Wahlberg), who needs to cut the cord if he is going to mature and pursue a meaningful relationship with his girlfriend, Lori (Mila Kunis). watch the preview clips >> Posted 06.18.12 by BrentJS
As R-rated comedies become more prevalent, so too does the red band trailer, often released first so audiences know why the movie was rated R in the first place. Such is the case with Ted, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's directorial debut, which recently received a red band trailer. In Ted's case, the red band trailer highlighted the foul-mouthed nature of the title character, a walking, talking teddy bear (voiced by MacFarlane) that is the life-long best friend of Mark Wahlberg. Naturally, a more work-appropriate, green band trailer has followed.
Ironically, it's the green band trailer that's the funnier of the two, perhaps because it does a better job of introducing the character of Ted and his history and isn't solely focused on proving how hilarious it is when a teddy bear curses, smokes pot or acts inappropriately. The latest trailer shows all that too but gives more context of the relationship between Ted and his human companion John (Wahlberg). The one problem with Ted's green band trailer is that it may show a little too much of where the movie is going, though, when it comes to Hollywood, there's usually only one way a story about "a guy who never grew up" will resolve itself. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.05.12 by Ryan
There something awfully familiar about the debut trailer for Ted, especially for fans of the Fox animated sitcom Family Guy. Perhaps it's the random jokes that surround the loose plot of a Boston man (Mark Wahlberg) who can't quite grow up despite falling in love with his dream girl (Mila Kunis). Or, more likely, it's the voice of Wahlberg's walking, talking teddy bear Ted, which sounds eerily similar to Family Guy's patriarch Peter Griffin. Of course, that's because Ted is voiced by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who also co-wrote and directed the movie.
Ted seems almost directly targeted to Family Guy fans, which could be a good or bad thing depending on your appreciation of the show. There is one important distinction, however. The debut trailer is decidedly red band and, therefore, very NSFW, which could be MacFarlane's way of saying his directorial debut won't simply be Family Guy on the big screen... Or his way of saying "this movie is funny because it has a foul-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear in it." You be the judge, but be warned about the trailer's liberal use of the f-bomb. watch the trailer (at your own risk) >> Posted 04.03.12 by Ryan
Playing a Bostonian isn't much of a stretch for Beantown native Mark Wahlberg. But starring opposite a walking, talking teddy bear? That would be something new. According to Deadline, Wahlberg is in negotiations to star in Ted, an R-rated comedy about a Boston man who made a wish as a child that his teddy bear would come to life and now finds that his furry friend's bad habits are cramping his adult lifestyle.
The $65 million budgeted movie was developed by Media Rights Capital (MRC) and sold to Universal Pictures in April. The script was written by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and Family Guy writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. MacFarlane will also provide the voice of Ted the bear, which will be a CG character, as well as direct and co-produce with Scott Stuber of Universal shingle Stuber Pictures, John Jacobs, and MRC. Posted 10.27.10 by BrentJS