Monday, 9 April 2012


Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, has been spending the last few years working on his live-action and film debut Ted. The story centers around Mark Wahlberg as John Bennet, a regular Boston guy with some odd baggage in the form of Ted - a crass, smoking, drug-addled teddy bear who came to life as a result of a childhood wish and has not left him since. For 27 years John has always had Ted around and the two are inseparable friends, proving a strain on John's new found relationship with Lori (Mila Kunis). The trailer has some fantastically quirky dialogue and some side-splitting humour, so is definitely riding high on my list of anticipated films. The premise is so simple yet brilliant, and Wahlberg is perfect casting, proving his comedy chops in I Heart Huckabees and The Other Guys - he's definitely an actor who has grown over the past few years.

Here's the new poster:

Ted is voiced by Seth MacFarlane, who will be covering some old ground from his vocal work as a plethora of characers from Family Guy - namely Peter, Brian and Stewie. Ted actually has some similarities with Brian, a womanising martini-drinking dog and I'm sure MacFarlane and co had a real laugh working on the production. The red-band trailer for Ted has been released recently and plays out as a traditional love story until a hilarious scene which sees John and Ted's method to brave a thunderstorm - onc of the best songs ever!
The trailer (below from youtube) is full of laugh-out loud moments, namely the thunder song (you'll see!), and also the conversation between the buddies about proposing. In typical Family guy fashion, MacFarlane has opted for very adult dialogue within a child-friendly premise making the laughs so much more outrageous. Definitely one to keep an eye out for.

Ted is out on 3rd August 2012.

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