Ted

(2012)

John Bennett is 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.

How They Created ‘Ted’ for the ‘85th Annual Academy Awards’ Featurette

How They Created ‘Ted’ for the ‘85th Annual Academy Awards’ Featurette

One of the highlights of last night's 85th Annual Academy Awards broadcast was the return of Ted, voiced by Oscar host Seth MacFarlane, presenting alongside Mark Wahlberg. You may be wondering how this appearance was made possible on a live telecast, since it involved a number of CGI elements needed to bring this crass teddy bear to life. As it turns out, the bit was shot last month at CBS Studios by the CGI wizards at Tippet Studio. Take a look at the two-part segment from last night's Academy Awards show, then read the official press release for more details regarding how this memorable sketch was created.

Tippett Studio has brought Ted, the title character from Universal Pictures' blockbuster live action/CG-animated comedy, back to life for the 85th Annual Academy Awards telecast, it was announced today. Accompanied by friend and co-star Mark Wahlberg, a computer-generated Ted riffed a few jokes last night before the duo presented Oscars for Sound Mixing and Sound Editing.

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Norah Jones to Perform Nominated Song from ‘Ted’ During the ‘85th Annual Academy Awards’

Norah Jones to Perform Nominated Song from ‘Ted’ During the ‘85th Annual Academy Awards’

Award-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones will perform "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from the motion picture Ted, The 85th Annual Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. "Everybody Needs a Best Friend," with music by and lyrics by Seth MacFarlane, is nominated for an Original Song Oscar. This will be Jones's first time performing on an Oscar show.

Norah Jones emerged on the world stage with the 2002 release of her debut "Come Away With Me," which sold more than 10 million copies and earned her five Grammy Awards. Since then, Norah Jones has released a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo albums - "Feels Like Home" (2004), "Not Too Late" (2007), "The Fall" (2009), and "Little Broken Hearts" (2012) - as well as two albums with her country collective, The Little Willies. The 2010 compilation "...Featuring Norah Jones" showcased Jones's versatility through collaborations with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Outkast, Herbie Hancock and Foo Fighters. Norah Jones's songs have been featured many times on motion picture soundtracks, and she made her feature film acting debut in "My Blueberry Nights" in 2007.

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Mark Wahlberg to Appear with ‘Ted’ at the ‘85th Annual Academy Awards’

Mark Wahlberg to Appear with ‘Ted’ at the ‘85th Annual Academy Awards’

Ted earned a massive $394 million worldwide last summer.

Ted was released June 29th, 2012.

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CONTEST: Win ‘Ted’ on Blu-ray

CONTEST: Win ‘Ted’ on Blu-ray

Universal Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing the blockbuster comedy Ted on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD December 11. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane writes, makes his directorial debut, and voices the title character in this comedy about John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a man who lives with his brash, talking teddy bear. We're celebrating this outrageous comedy with a contest where fans can take home the Blu-ray. Be sure to act fast, details on how to win are below!

HERE'S HOW TO WIN! Just "Like" (fan) the Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours! If you already "Like" , just leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

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‘Ted’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrive December 11th

‘Ted’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrive December 11th

A foul-mouthed, hard-partying teddy bear and his 35-year-old best friend come together in the #1 comedy of the year, Ted, available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on December 11, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Directed by Seth MacFarlane, creator of television's uproarious and irreverent hits Family Guy and American Dad!, Ted stars Mark Wahlberg (Contraband, The Other Guys), Mila Kunis (Friends with Benefits, Black Swan), Joel McHale (Community), Giovanni Ribisi (Contraband, Avatar) and Seth MacFarlane as the voice of Ted.

The film's all-star cast also includes Family Guy favorites Jessica Barth, Alex Borstein, Ralph Garman and Patrick Warburton, as well as Sam J. Jones (Flash Gordon), Multi-Grammy Award-winning recording artist Norah Jones and newcomer Bretton Manley. Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD feature an unrated extended version of the film - featuring laugh-out-loud footage not shown in theaters - a gag reel, feature commentary with Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg and an insider's look at the making of the funniest buddy picture ever made.

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‘Ted’ and ‘The Bourne Legacy’ Sequels Confirmed by Universal

‘Ted’ and ‘The Bourne Legacy’ Sequels Confirmed by Universal

Universal Pictures is aiming to make sequels from two of its biggest summer hits, the raunchy R-rated comedy Ted and the action-thriller spin-off The Bourne Legacy. NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke spoke at the 2012 Media, Communications & Technology conference in Los Angeles earlier today, where he revealed that the film division needs, "franchises and animation" to achieve a level of stability.

They already have an uber-popular franchise in The Fast and the Furious, with the latest installment, The Fast and the Furious 6, currently in production and set for release next summer. The executive also revealed that fans should expect a sequel to The Bourne Legacy, which has taken in over $180 million worldwide in just over a month.

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COMIC-CON 2012: Seth MacFarlane Has Hopes for a ‘Ted’ Sequel

Of course, there isn't a screenplay ready yet, and it isn't known if Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis will return. Ted shattered The Hangover's record for the highest R-rated comedy opening weekend last month, by taking in a massive $54.1 million. The director also provided the voice of Ted, Mark Wahlberg's childhood teddy bear who springs to life one night after a magical wish comes true.

Ted was released June 29th, 2012.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Ted’ Tops the Box Office with $54.1 Million

‘Magic Mike’ takes second place with $39.1 million and ‘Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection’ takes fourth place with $26.3 million.