Seth MacFarlane is a busy man. The creator of several animated series, including Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, MacFarlane is writer, director, producer, and voice actor on all of his programs. Comedy's newest Renaissance Man has been working on a new title for the silver screen, and on Monday, Universal released the first red-band trailer for MacFarlane's first-ever feature-length movie, Ted, which stars Mark Wahlberg and a pot-smoking, foul-mouthed teddy bear named Ted, voiced by MacFarlane.
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, said the film's site. 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.
The trailer shows how 35-year-old John Bennett meets the love of his life in Lori (played by Mila Kunis, who voices Meg Griffin on Family Guy), but the one thing holding back the couple is John's long-time attachment to his talking teddy bear, Ted.
Following the tradition of Family Guy, everyone in this world can accept that Ted is a talking teddy bear. Like Brian, the talking dog from Family Guy, Ted is a hedonist, a drug user, and sometimes, he can be the life of the party. But more importantly, Ted is a good friend to his buddy John, in the same way Brian and Peter Griffin are inseparable best friends.
The film's plot, at least from the red-band trailer, shows how John must choose between Lori, who he has known for four years, and Ted, who has been by his side for 27 years.
Ted, which is rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use, opens worldwide on July 13.