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First poster for Seth MacFarlane's Ted with Mark Wahlberg wants to cuddle

Mar. 13, 2012by: Paul Shirey

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane screened the first footage of his "slacker Teddy Bear" movie TED at SXSW this week and managed to share a promo poster with those in attendance. 

Take a pee break and check it out:

TED stars Mark Wahlberg as a Boston native who wishes for his childhood teddy bear to come to life.  However, in a case of be-careful-what-you-wish-for, Whalberg is stuck with the teddy bear, who has grown up into adulthood with his "master" and become a pot-smoking, foul-mouthed slacker, which inhibits Whalberg from growing up and moving on with his adult life. 

Sounds pretty fun, but man, you just never know when you mix CGI characters with live actors, even if they're voiced by Seth MacFarlane.  The last first-name-character movie didn't fare so hot at the box office (PAUL...we get no love).  The fact that TED is written and directed by MacFarlane is a plus and with cast members Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Joel McHale, Patrick Warburton, and Giovanni Ribisi it sounds like it could be a rollicking good time.  Plus, there's that R-rating, which could help MacFarlane push the limits he usually teeters on with Family Guy.

Here's the synopsis:

Family 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 is going to snuggle up next to you and blow pot smoke in your face on July 13, 2012.

I didn't feel like Photoshopping a pic of Wahlberg with a teddy bear, so here's some Mila Kunis instead.  You're welcome.

Extra Tidbit: I kind of wanted to love Simon Pegg/Nick Frost's Paul, but it just didn't quite get off the ground for me. Here's to hoping that Ted can pick up the slack.
Source: Collider

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1:32AM on 03/14/2012
This totally reminds me of that hilariously whacky 'Supernatural' episode with the suicidal psycho Teddy Bear, which coinsidently also came to life after a little girl wished for it! If this movie can bring even a fraction of that humor and hijinks, it'll be good.
This totally reminds me of that hilariously whacky 'Supernatural' episode with the suicidal psycho Teddy Bear, which coinsidently also came to life after a little girl wished for it! If this movie can bring even a fraction of that humor and hijinks, it'll be good.
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12:16AM on 03/14/2012
Why not just make Wilfred into a movie instead of tweaking it
Why not just make Wilfred into a movie instead of tweaking it
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11:08PM on 03/13/2012
Very excited for this movie. Seth MacFarlane can be great at times, even though Family Guy sucks now and is just redundant.

Plus, I wanna see Wahlberg do more comedy because I think he has the chops for it.
Very excited for this movie. Seth MacFarlane can be great at times, even though Family Guy sucks now and is just redundant.

Plus, I wanna see Wahlberg do more comedy because I think he has the chops for it.
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12:08AM on 03/14/2012
Glad to know I'm not alone in disliking Family Guy. Not that I watched it more than once, but I can appreciate what he was trying to do with American Dad, as we as a country were definitely going through a period of real scary xenophobia when that came out. I've been looking forward to this one mainly due to Wahlberg's involvement, and it seems forever ago they got started on it.
Glad to know I'm not alone in disliking Family Guy. Not that I watched it more than once, but I can appreciate what he was trying to do with American Dad, as we as a country were definitely going through a period of real scary xenophobia when that came out. I've been looking forward to this one mainly due to Wahlberg's involvement, and it seems forever ago they got started on it.
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