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Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane to make an R-rated comedy called Ted

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Marking his feature directorial debut, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane has signed on to helm the $65 million R-rated comedy known as TED.

According to Deadline's Mike Fleming, the film is being described "as a 'Hard R' comedy about a man and his teddy bear." Whatever that could possibly imply I will leave up to your own imaginations.

The comedy, written by MacFarlane cronies Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, will reportedly mix live action and CG. MacFarlane himself will also co-star and provide the voice of the CG-generated title character.

TED was apparently turned down over at Fox due to its R-ratedness, despite MacFarlane and the studio's good relationship. Their lose though is Universal's gain, as the project's new home has gone so far as to give MacFarlane an ownership stake in a film they've now made a long-term licensing deal on. Will MacFarlane's jump from the small screen to the big screen pay dividends for Universal?
Extra Tidbit: MacFarlane played "Ziggy" in this year's Dwayne Johnson abomination THE TOOTH FAIRY.
Source: Deadline

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8:11PM on 04/13/2010

No thanks

I hate "Family Guy" and I hate Seth McFarlene
I hate "Family Guy" and I hate Seth McFarlene
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7:32PM on 04/13/2010
This sounds like an evolved idea taken from Family Guy's Stewie and his teddy bear Rupert, sounds pretty good, btw I love Family Guy!
This sounds like an evolved idea taken from Family Guy's Stewie and his teddy bear Rupert, sounds pretty good, btw I love Family Guy!
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7:31PM on 04/13/2010

Let me geuss the cast...

A family consisting of an incompetent dad, his miss matched wife, the fat dorky son, the younger son who knows too much for his age, and some sort of talking animal.
I like Family Guy, but mall of MacFarlane's other shows follow the same formula and suck because of it. I'm expecting this movie to be no different.
A family consisting of an incompetent dad, his miss matched wife, the fat dorky son, the younger son who knows too much for his age, and some sort of talking animal.
I like Family Guy, but mall of MacFarlane's other shows follow the same formula and suck because of it. I'm expecting this movie to be no different.
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7:20PM on 04/13/2010
im up for some R rated movies- it seems that in the next 2 years they are making a comback from all the pg-13 crap. i just hope the R rating is because the stuff in the script is so funny/bad and not because its just a load of crap with as many ' swear words' thrown in as possable to get a chuckle.
im up for some R rated movies- it seems that in the next 2 years they are making a comback from all the pg-13 crap. i just hope the R rating is because the stuff in the script is so funny/bad and not because its just a load of crap with as many ' swear words' thrown in as possable to get a chuckle.
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6:19PM on 04/13/2010

ill c it

I'm a supporter of MacFarlane. Family Guy is my kind of humor!!!
I'm a supporter of MacFarlane. Family Guy is my kind of humor!!!
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4:13PM on 04/13/2010

Spraragen88, you read my mind.

I was going to say, this sounds like a movie about a grown up Stewie and his pal Rupert lol. I'll most likely see this, I like MacFarlane. Of course, I'll need to see a trailer first.
I was going to say, this sounds like a movie about a grown up Stewie and his pal Rupert lol. I'll most likely see this, I like MacFarlane. Of course, I'll need to see a trailer first.
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2:04PM on 04/13/2010

Awesone

MacFarlane is one of my idols. I hope his live action debut goes well.
MacFarlane is one of my idols. I hope his live action debut goes well.
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12:55PM on 04/13/2010
Family Guy hasn't been good in a LONG time (and the less said about Cleveland the better), but I like American Dad a lot, so I hope this turns out funny.
Family Guy hasn't been good in a LONG time (and the less said about Cleveland the better), but I like American Dad a lot, so I hope this turns out funny.
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12:12PM on 04/13/2010
That hat makes him look like a cancer patient.
That hat makes him look like a cancer patient.
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11:26AM on 04/13/2010
This movie really needs to be made for $65 million? If it sticks to that budget I find it hard to believe it'll make a great profit if that
This movie really needs to be made for $65 million? If it sticks to that budget I find it hard to believe it'll make a great profit if that
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11:19AM on 04/13/2010

I have an idea!

Rename the main character Stewie and the bear Rupert and we will all have a good laugh...
Rename the main character Stewie and the bear Rupert and we will all have a good laugh...
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11:00AM on 04/13/2010
I hate Family Guy. But it'll be interesting to see how Universal does with this.
I hate Family Guy. But it'll be interesting to see how Universal does with this.
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9:20AM on 04/13/2010

cool

with that said, i'll probably forget about this in a few mins.
with that said, i'll probably forget about this in a few mins.
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9:14AM on 04/13/2010
Interesting.
Interesting.
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8:50AM on 04/13/2010
pass.
pass.
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8:38AM on 04/13/2010

"That's God's sh*t"

Terminal_83 is right. McFarlane relies upon "clever" allusions, bawdry, and song (that jokes the joke). And, these devices have gotten old. However, many of us find McFarlane witty for the references and stylistics. And, we have not tired of degenerate filth and superfluous violence in our entire lives. Plus, Seth's works do social and political commentary. Seth McFarlane is the modern Chaucer or Shakespeare . . . except not nearly as good at his craft.
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy kicks ass. I
Terminal_83 is right. McFarlane relies upon "clever" allusions, bawdry, and song (that jokes the joke). And, these devices have gotten old. However, many of us find McFarlane witty for the references and stylistics. And, we have not tired of degenerate filth and superfluous violence in our entire lives. Plus, Seth's works do social and political commentary. Seth McFarlane is the modern Chaucer or Shakespeare . . . except not nearly as good at his craft.
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy kicks ass. I have watched it multiple times. It shows what the man does without censors.
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11:35AM on 04/13/2010
No, he does not do social and political commentary. He takes easy cheap shots that he convinces his fans are intelligent commentary and they fall for it every time.
No, he does not do social and political commentary. He takes easy cheap shots that he convinces his fans are intelligent commentary and they fall for it every time.
5:24PM on 04/13/2010
Okay, Terminal. Thanks for telling me.
Okay, Terminal. Thanks for telling me.
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7:01AM on 04/13/2010
Sounds good.
Sounds good.
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6:36AM on 04/13/2010
Hate this guy.
Hate this guy.
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8:51AM on 04/13/2010
he just has a face that makes you want to punch it.
he just has a face that makes you want to punch it.
1:43PM on 04/13/2010
Same.
Same.
5:11AM on 04/13/2010
MacFarlane is one funny mother fucker, and a hard 'R' comedy from him would be interesting to say the least. Looking forward to it.
MacFarlane is one funny mother fucker, and a hard 'R' comedy from him would be interesting to say the least. Looking forward to it.
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5:01AM on 04/13/2010

What about the Family Guy movie?

Stick to your cartoons Seth.

Although you did a good turn in Hellboy II, so I guess what I'm saying is stick to voice-acting and stop with the live-action cameo crap.
Stick to your cartoons Seth.

Although you did a good turn in Hellboy II, so I guess what I'm saying is stick to voice-acting and stop with the live-action cameo crap.
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4:47AM on 04/13/2010
Hard R stuff from MacFarlane? Sounds awesome. Count me in as well.
Hard R stuff from MacFarlane? Sounds awesome. Count me in as well.
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4:44AM on 04/13/2010
It's about time. Count me in!
It's about time. Count me in!
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4:10AM on 04/13/2010
Wow maybe it will have eighties references and toilet humor and musical numbers! *yawn*
Wow maybe it will have eighties references and toilet humor and musical numbers! *yawn*
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8:51AM on 04/13/2010
and lazy, lazy, jokes that have NOTHING to do with the actual narrative.
and lazy, lazy, jokes that have NOTHING to do with the actual narrative.
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