Ted SynopsisFamily Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish...and has refused to leave his side ever since.
Ted Release Date
In Theaters June 29, 2012
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Giovanni Ribisi, Patrick Warburton, Joel McHale and Jessica Stroup
Written by: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, and Wellesley Wild
Directed by: Seth MacFarlane
Produced by: John Jacobs, Seth MacFarlane, Scott Stuber, and Jason Clark
Distributor: Universal Pictures
External Info: Ted Official Website
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Mark Wahlberg Apologizes To The Pope For Ted
Seth MacFarlane's Ted is most definitely a raunchy movie. It's titular character is a foul-mouthed, drug-loving, perverted teddy bear, and his best friend, played by Mark Wahlberg, has plenty of shared interests. Being a Catholic, it seems that Wahlberg carries a bit of guilt for the project, and found himself actually apologizing to Pope Francis for it (albeit jokingly).
by Eric Eisenberg September 27, 2015 comments
The Best Boston Movies Of All Time, Ranked
With Black Mass arriving in theaters this weekend, and telling the story of Boston’s most notorious criminal, we decided to look back at the history of movies set in the great Massachusetts city and do a straight-up ranking. Which film is number one? Read on to find out!
by Eric Eisenberg September 18, 2015 comments
Ted 2 Did Not Wind Up Being The Movie Amanda Seyfried Signed Up For
Amanda Seyfried revealed thatTed 2 changed drastically while it was being written, after it was originally sold to her as a road-trip movie.
by Gregory Wakeman June 22, 2015 comments
See Ted 2's Awesome Flash Gordon-Inspired Poster
Ted 2 hits theaters on Friday, but that doesn’t mean they’re done having fun in the pre-release media campaign yet. There’s a new poster for the upcoming comedy which will strike a chord with anybody who was a sci-fi fan in the 1980’s, especially if you’ve seen the first film.
by Dirk Libbey June 21, 2015 comments
Ted Mocks Kim Kardashian On His Cute And Clever EW Cover
Back in November, Kim Kardashian “broke the internet” when she posed nude on the cover of Paper Magazine. Well now, upon the upcoming release of Ted 2 a certain loud-mouth teddy bear decided it’s about his time to share that Kardashian-styled spotlight
by Catarina Cowden June 4, 2015 comments
Ted 2's Restricted Trailer Packs In Drugs, Sex And Tom Brady
If you've been patiently waiting for Ted 2, this new restricted trailer should satisfy fans of the first film, as well as all of you crude humor enthusiasts out there.
by Brent McKnight April 27, 2015 comments
Mark Wahlberg And Ted Lay Down The Law In Hilarious Ted 2 Clip
Watch Mark Wahlberg and Ted display their intimate knowledge of the American legal system in this hilarious Ted 2 clip.
by Brent McKnight April 11, 2015 comments
Seth McFarlane's Ted Lawsuit Dismissed, Get The Details
It appears that Seth McFarlane has been vindicated in the eyes of a Los Angeles court after the dismissal of a lawsuit against him alleging that his comedic vulgar taking teddy bear film, Ted was too similar to a series of video sketches focusing on a character called “Charlie The Abusive Teddy Bear.” It’s certainly a huge relief for McFarlane as Ted 2 readies an imminent summer release.
by Joseph Baxter March 24, 2015 comments
Ted 2's Super Bowl Commercial Sounds Hilarious, Will Feature Tom Brady
With a brand new poster and its first trailer on the way, Ted 2 is ready to shoot its advertising load into the public's eyes. But just when you've thought you know what's headed your way, a surprise hits you in the face.
by Mike Reyes January 27, 2015 comments
This Leaked Channing Tatum Email Is Epic, Could Have Been Sent By Your Little Brother
I’m legitimately comforted by the fact that the ultra-serious dude from Foxcatcher -- the guy who appears like he could snap my neck like a twig – sends hilariously pompous emails to his friends and colleagues when he’s experiencing a true upbeat moment in his professional life.
by Sean O'Connell December 15, 2014 comments
Ted 2 Is Bringing Back A Key Supporting Player
Ted 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on June 26th, 2015, joining what could go down as the most stacked summer in the entire history of cinema
by Mack Rawden August 22, 2014 comments
Seth MacFarlane Accused Of Stealing The Idea For Ted
Just when you thought intellectual property was safe in Hollywood, another lawsuit against a popular film is claiming that someone stole their idea. This time, an internet production company is alleging that Seth MacFarlane stole the idea for Ted from their similarly foul tempered teddy bear.
by Mike Reyes July 16, 2014 comments
Django Unchained And Ted Earn The Most Nominations For The 2013 MTV Movie Awards
Voting is officially open for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. The nominations for the past year's crop of movies were announced tonight, with Django Unchained and Ted tied for the most nominations, with seven each. Coming in just behind those two are Silver Linings Playbook with six nominations and The Dark Knight Rises with 5. The Avengers, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Pitch Perfect and Skyfall received four nominations a piece.
by Kelly West March 5, 2013 comments
Seth MacFarlane Should Leave TV Behind
Seth MacFarlane has always been a TV guy. Even before he became one of the biggest names in entertainment with shows like Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, he was part of the team over at Cartoon Network, writing for shows like Dexter’s Laboratory, and Johnny Bravo. But then 2012 came and completely reshaped his entire career.
by Eric Eisenberg February 22, 2013 comments
Norah Jones Will Perform Ted's Nominated Song At The Oscars
With music by Walter Murphy and lyrics by MacFarlane, the song is up against the aforementioned "Skyfall," Les Miserables's "Suddenly," Chasing Ice's "Before My Time," and Life of Pi's "Pi's Lullaby." Should “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” win the award for Best Original Song, the statues would go to Murphy and MacFarlane.
by Kristy Puchko January 28, 2013 comments
Ted And Mark Wahlberg To Reunite At The Oscars
Up until last year Seth MacFarlane was almost exclusively a television guy...but then came Ted. After years working on shows like Family Guy and American Dad, MacFarlane took the leap into features and made his directorial debut with the story of a middle-aged man child (played by Mark Wahlberg) and his anthropomorphic teddy bear. And the experiment was a smash success.
by Eric Eisenberg January 17, 2013 comments
The 10 Best Movie Music Moments Of 2012
For the last two weeks we have been applauding the best work of the year, from our individual critical top 10s to lists of our favorite action scenes, on-screen couples, facial hair statements, lines of dialogue, breakthrough performances and much more. And now it’s time to celebrate those very special moments of 2012 when cinema and music fell into perfect harmony.
by Eric Eisenberg December 31, 2012 comments
The 10 Best On-Screen Couples Of 2012
As we put a cap on the cinematic year, we wanted to go back and single out the duos who turned our heads with combustible on-screen chemistry. We admit to cheating in at least one selection, and we admit an over-reliance on the Hollywood “bromance.” But we think it’s a great list.
by Sean O'Connell December 31, 2012 comments
The Dark Knight Rises Had The Most Watched Movie Trailer On YouTube In 2012
While the system has its problems and flaws, YouTube is a pretty great thing. In addition to being an outlet that allows people to post all kinds of original content for all of the internet to see, it's also a great haven for movie trailers, a place where you can type in the name of your favorite movie and instantaneously get any of its preview. But of all the movies that were released in 2012, which feature's trailer received the most hits on YouTube?
by Eric Eisenberg December 20, 2012 comments
Arnold Schwarzenegger Poses In New Image From Ten, Film Gets A Release Date
Arnold Schwarzenegger used to be a king of the summer blockbuster, but now it looks like he's picking up his game and moving it to January. The Last Stand, the first movie he's done as a starring role since Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines in 2003, will be out on January 18th of next year and now another one of his upcoming projects has landed in the first month of the year.
by Eric Eisenberg December 19, 2012 comments
Giveaway: Win A Ted Blu-ray And Thunder Buddy Prize Pack
Ted crushed at the box office, bringing in over $218 million domestically and, on December 11, it will begin crushing on Blu-ray. To celebrate, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is giving away two Ted Thunder Buddy prize packs, which will come with a Blu-ray copy of the film and much, much more. So, if you have your own Thunder Buddy, make sure you pass the word along.
by Jessica Rawden December 7, 2012 comments
Paul Thomas Anderson Wants To Make A Broad Comedy, Believe It Or Not
Rudolph left her comfy comedy terrain behind in 2009, offering a somber and moving portrayal of an anxious expecting mother in the quirky drama Away We Go. And it seems Anderson is mulling over a similarly risky leap of his own, considering crafting his own comedy. While doing press for The Master, the five-time Academy Award-nominated director was asked if there is any chance he might helm a comedy.
by Kristy Puchko November 7, 2012 comments
Summer's Surprise Hit Ted Will Be Even More Raunchy On Blu-ray In December
I’m sure it helped that Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane was on board to direct and co-write the script, but the film's huge box office success--earning $218 million in the States alone--was a surprise. If you happened to miss the movie, or thought it was really fucking funny, Ted will be hitting Blu-ray and DVD on December 11.
by Jessica Rawden October 10, 2012 comments
Universal Is Having Its Best Domestic Box Office Year Ever
This is a big year for Universal Pictures in many ways. As the studio was first founded in 1912, this year marks their 100th anniversary and they've been celebrating with hit after hit. While they've had their fair share of flops - namely titles like Battleship, Wanderlust and Five Year Engagement - they've had far more huge hits. In fact, 2012 has actually been the most successful year in the studio's history.
by Eric Eisenberg September 25, 2012 comments
Seth MacFarlane's Ted Getting A Doll And Maybe A Sequel
When news first broke that Seth MacFarlane was making a movie, many doubted the writer's short attention span style of comedy would translate to the big screen. But the blow of taking on the longer format of film was softened by MacFarlane favoring his strengths. Ted centered on an overgrown goofball and his similarly stunted and unlikely best friend and blended elements of nostalgia with crude humor...
by Kristy Puchko August 1, 2012 comments
Weekend Box Office: Ted and Magic Mike Top Summer Weekend for Adults
If raunch-coms are your thing you were living the dream this weekend. Pervy teddy bears and a chorus of male strippers dominated the box office, snagging the top two spots and almost $100 million between them.
by Scott Gwin July 1, 2012 comments
Ted And Magic Mike Open Huge On Friday, Will Overtake Brave At Box Office
As promised by the strong box office at their midnight screenings, both of this weekend's new releases have a lot to brag about-- and neither will have trouble knocking out last weekend's box office champion Brave
by Katey Rich June 30, 2012 comments
Magic Mike And Ted Surprise At Midnight Box Office
Though Magic Mike is getting a lot of the attention and the hottest advance ticket sales, it's looking like a real horse race between two R-rated movies at the box office this weekend. Both Magic Mike and the Seth MacFarlane-Mark Wahlberg comedy Ted debuted to surprisingly strong midnight screenings last night
by Katey Rich June 29, 2012 comments
Great Debate: Is Mark Wahlberg Funny?
Back in 2010, during the run-up to the release of Adam McKay’s The Other Guys, our own Katey Rich wrote an editorial titled "Rant: Mark Wahlberg Is Not That Funny, And We Need To Stop Telling Him He Is.” In the article she argued that while the actor has his moments, his particular style suffers from diminishing returns and that he would be better off sticking to the dramas and action flicks that made him a star. Let’s now fast forward to the present...
by Eric Eisenberg & Sean O'Connell June 27, 2012 comments
The Stars Of Ted Talk R-Ratings, Boundaries, And Teddy Bear Fights
As you may have already heard, Ted is one seriously funny movie. Due out this weekend, the film is completely irreverent and filled with belly laughs, but it also features a great amount of heart and does a surprisingly good job avoiding many of the problems that plague other raunchy comedies. It’s an interesting mix to say the least, and it was just as interesting to hear what the director and actors had to say about the making of it.
by Eric Eisenberg June 27, 2012 comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting Ted, Magic Mike, People Like Us And Madea Reviews
It’s a jam-packed week for the Rotten Watch with four movies hitting the big screen. So let’s not dilly-dally around when we’ve got strippers, teddy bears, estranged families and unfortunately more Madea
by Doug Norrie June 24, 2012 comments
Red-Band Ted Featurette Is NSFW Even Behind The Scenes
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane certainly has loads of fans who have been eagerly awaiting the release of his directorial feature debut Ted. But it was upon the release of the R-rated comedy's red-band trailer that this twisted bromance about a manchild and his bloated teddy bear
by Kristy Puchko June 21, 2012 comments
This Is 40, Les Miserables And More Teased By Universal At CinemaCon
A few hours ago I published my recap of the Bourne Legacy footage shown today during the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon, but that was far from the only movie that the studio had on display at the convention. Over the course of two hours they showed off footage from every single film that remains on their 2012 calendar and beyond, including outrageous comedies and Oscar-hopeful dramas. And I’m here to tell you about them.
by Eric Eisenberg April 26, 2012 comments
First Posters For This Is 40, Les Miserables, Hope Springs And Many More
Greetings from Las Vegas, Cinema Blend fans! I have arrived in the legendary city of sin for this year's CinemaCon, the annual event where the biggest names and studios in Hollywood travel out to the desert to present footage from their biggest upcoming films. I'll be here all week to report on all of the insanely cool stuff that I get to see, and while the convention doesn't actually start until tomorrow, I already have a lot of awesome things to show you
by Eric Eisenberg April 22, 2012 comments
The Origins Of Ted Explained In New Green Band Trailer
The feature directorial debut of Seth MacFarlane, who is best known for television programs like Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show, Ted centers on a man named John (Mark Wahlberg )and his childhood best friend, Ted, a walking-talking stuffed bear (MacFarlane). While the pair love to just hang out and smoke some weed, things get heated when John's girlfriend (Mila Kunis) tells him to kick Ted out.
by Eric Eisenberg April 4, 2012 comments
First Red Band Trailer For Seth MacFarlane's Ted
Seth MacFarlane has had incredible success on television. While his career started off bumpy - due to the early cancellation of Family Guy - it took off like a rocket once his show was resurrected. Since then he's launched multiple different programs on multiple mediums, but one area he has yet to really tackle is the world of film. That changes this summer with the arrival of Ted.
by Eric Eisenberg April 1, 2012 comments
Jessica Stroup Joins Seth MacFarlane's Ted
This script has Seth MacFarlane's name written all over it. Between the talking animals, sexual deviants and manboy main character, there are few working directors who would think up such a notion, let alone make it their live-action debuts
by Mack Rawden April 23, 2011 comments
Patrick Warburton Cast In Seth MacFarlane's Ted
Patrick Warburton is one of those actors that you just can't get sick of. Though he does tend to play the same kind of character time and time again - the big dude with an IQ smaller than his shoe size - he has always been able to make people laugh, be it as Puddy on Seinfeld, The Tick on the short-lived Fox live-action series, Brock Samson on Venture Bros. or Joe on Family Guy. But while most of his iconic work has been on television, now he's coming back to the big screen.
by Eric Eisenberg April 19, 2011 comments
Joel McHale Will Play The Sleazy Boss In Seth MacFarlane's Ted
Though McHale is famous as the host of E!'s The Soup and now as Jeff Winger on Community, he's been doing a good amount of film work lately; in 2011 he'll appear in both the Anna Faris-led comedy What's Your Number and the ensemble birdwatching comedy The Big Year
by Katey Rich February 25, 2011 comments
Giovanni Ribisi Signs On For Seth MacFarlane's Talking Bear Movie Ted
The main question I have now is whether Ribisi has signed on the role for which Adam Scott was apparently in talks back in December. Wahlberg plays the grown man who's attached to his teddy bear, with Kunis as the girlfriend who's sick of dealing with his nonsense.
by Katey Rich February 23, 2011 comments
Mila Kunis And Adam Scott In Talks For Seth MacFarlane's Ted
If you haven't figured it out by now, Mila Kunis is awesome. Sure, she started her career off as the ever-annoying Jackie on That 70s Show, but since that series ended she's really found her groove.
by Eric Eisenberg December 13, 2010 comments
Mark Wahlberg Confirmed For Seth MacFarlane's R-Rated Ted
Wahlberg's character is an average Boston guy who's life is completely ordinary except for the fact that his best friend is a cursing, talking teddy bear-- you know, just a minor roadblock. The film is
by Katey Rich October 26, 2010 comments
Seth MacFarlane To Direct His First Feature
Can anyone honestly say that they didn't see this coming? The man essentially owns television, so it comes as no surprise that the movie world would be the next step. What is kind of strange is that Fox didn't want to make the movie
by Eric Eisenberg April 12, 2010 comments