Ted (franchise)

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The ted film series is a series of American comedy films starring Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane, directed by MacFarlane and distributed by Universal Pictures. The main plot centers on Ted (MacFarlane), a talking teddy bear and his friend, John Bennett (Wahlberg).


Production for Ted


Seth MacFarlane wrote, produced, and directed the films, as well as having provided the motion capture and voice for the titular character

Seth MacFarlane's directorial debut is a live-action effort, with computer animation handled by visual effects facilities Tippett Studio and Iloura. MacFarlane wrote the screenplay with his Family Guy colleagues Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild.[1] Filming began in May 2011 in Boston, Norwood, Swampscott, and Chelsea all in Massachusetts.[2]

The film's North American release was scheduled for July 13, 2012, but it was pulled back to June 29, both to avoid competition with Ice Age: Continental Drift and following the delay of G.I. Joe: Retaliation.[3] The film was released in Australia on July 5, 2012,[4] and on August 1, 2012 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.[5]

Production for Ted 2

Template:Main During the 2012 American Dad! Comic-Con panel, MacFarlane stated that he would be open to a sequel to Ted.[6] In September 2012, chief executive Steve Burke said that the studio would be looking to make a sequel to Ted "as soon as possible".[7] In January 2013, on Anderson Live, Wahlberg confirmed that a sequel was in the works and that it would be the first sequel in his career, while also revealing that he and Ted (as voiced by MacFarlane) would appear at the 85th Academy Awards.[8] On October 2, 2013, it was announced Ted 2 would be released on June 26, 2015.[9] On February 14, 2014, Amanda Seyfried was cast as the female lead.[10] On June 17, 2014, Jessica Barth was confirmed to reprise her role as Tami-Lynn.[11] In August and September 2014, it was announced that Patrick Warburton would return as John's co-worker Guy,[12] and that Morgan Freeman,[13] Nana Visitor, Michael Dorn, Dennis Haysbert, Liam Neeson and John Slattery had joined the cast. Principal photography began on July 28, 2014, and ended on November 13, 2014.[14][15][16]


Despite not being officially announced by Seth MacFarlane, Sam J. Jones stated he would be returning for Ted 3. Amanda Seyfried also referred to the series as a franchise, suggesting there would be at least one more film.


A range of ted bears have been released.


An app was also released called "Talking Ted", it is a soundboard with Ted catchphrases.


Character Film
Ted Ted 2
Ted Seth MacFarlane
John Bennett Mark Wahlberg
Lori Collins Mila Kunis
Samantha Leslie Jackson Amanda Seyfried
Donny Giovanni Ribisi
Sam Jones Sam J. Jones
Tami-Lynn Jessica Barth
Guy Patrick Warburton
Frank Stevens Bill Smitrovich
Narrator Patrick Stewart
Patrick Meighan Morgan Freeman
Shep Wild John Slattery


Box office performance

Film Release date Box office gross Box office ranking Budget Template:Abbr
North America Other territories Worldwide All time
North America
All time
Ted June 29, 2012 $218,815,487 $330,552,828 $549,368,315 #125 #118 $51 million [17]
Ted 2 June 26, 2015 $72,477,310 $53,300,757 $125,778,067 #930 #─ $85 million [18]
Total $291,292,797 $383,853,585 $675,146,382 $136,000,000 [19]
Average $145.6 million $192 million $337.6 million
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Critical and public response

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Ted 68% (202 reviews) 62 (37 reviews) [20] A-
Ted 2 46% (142 reviews) [21] 48 (38 reviews) [22] B+ [23]
Average 57% 55 A-


Year Title Certifications
(sales thresholds)
2012 Ted: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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  1. Wigler, Josh (October 26, 2010). "Mark Wahlberg Joins Family Guy Creator Seth MacFarlane for Ted". MTV.com. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/10/26/mark-wahlberg-seth-macfarlane-ted. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  2. "New Projects coming to New England". OnLocationsVacations.com. January 17, 2011. http://www.onlocationvacations.com/2011/01/17/new-projects-coming-to-new-england-including-ted-and-moon-rise-kingdom. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  3. "Seth MacFarlane's Ted now scheduled for theatrical release June 29th". DailyBlam.com. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  4. "Ted". Village Cinemas. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  5. "Ted". FilmDates.co.uk. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  6. Patten, Dominic (2012-07-14). "Comic-Con - Seth MacFarlane Says "I'd Be Open To Making Ted 2"". Deadline.com. http://www.deadline.com/2012/07/comic-con-mad-mens-jon-hamm-on-american-dad-next-season-seth-macfarlane-says-flintstones-reboot-still-delayed. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  7. "BBC News - Bourne Legacy sequel confirmed". Bbc.co.uk. 2012-09-14. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19597043. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  8. Franich, Darren (January 17, 2013). "Mark Wahlberg and Ted to appear at Oscars - VIDEO". Insidemovies.ew.com. http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/01/17/mark-wahlberg-ted-oscars-video/. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  9. "‘Ted 2′ Gets June 2015 Release Date". deadline.com. October 2, 2013. http://www.deadline.com/2013/10/ted-2-release-date-june-26-2015/. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  10. "Amanda Seyfried Set By Seth MacFarlane For ‘Ted’ Sequel". deadline.com. February 24, 2014. http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/amanda-seyfried-set-by-seth-macfarlane-for-ted-sequel/. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  11. "Jessica Barth Set to Return as Foul-Mouthed Girlfriend Tami-Lynn in 'Ted 2' (Exclusive)". TheWrap. 2014-06-17. http://www.thewrap.com/jessica-barth-set-to-return-as-tami-lynn-in/. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  12. Fleming Jr, Mike (August 20, 2014). "Patrick Warburton Back For ‘Ted’ Sequel". deadline.com. http://deadline.com/2014/08/patrick-warburton-back-for-ted-sequel-822526/. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  13. "Morgan Freeman Lands Juicy Role in ‘Ted 2′ (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. 2014-09-10. http://variety.com/2014/film/news/morgan-freeman-ted-2-1201291079/. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  14. MacFarlane, Seth (28 July 2014). "1st day of filming on Ted 2: Back in the Habit". Twitter. https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/493745242642718722. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  15. "Seth MacFarlane tweets the start of 'Ted 2'". The Boston Globe. 2014-06-28. http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/names/2014/07/09/seth-macfarlane-tweets-start-ted/0YLU4m0e4Hp15W4vWb4FmJ/story.html. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  16. MacFarlane, Seth (13 November 2014). "[Untitled image"]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/533064894023618561. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  17. "Ted (2012)". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=ted.htm. 
  18. "Ted 2 (2015)". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=ted2.htm. 
  19. "Ted Series". boxofficemojo.com. Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/showdowns/chart/?id=tedvted2.htm. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  20. "Ted". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. http://www.metacritic.com/movie/ted. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  21. "Ted 2". Rotten Tomatoes. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/ted_2/. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  22. "Ted 2". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/movie/ted-2. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  23. Anthony D'Alessandro (June 27, 2015). "Pixar Girl In Staring Contest With Dinos For No. 1, ‘Ted 2′ Falls Off The Wagon, ‘Max’ Is A Good Dog". Deadline.com. (Prometheus Global Media). http://deadline.com/2015/06/ted-2-max-jurassic-world-box-office-1201457325/. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 

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