After years of heading up one of the most successful animated shows on TV, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will finally make the jump to the big screen this year with his first feature film, Ted. The concept may seem a bit strange and a bit crass, but very familiar if you’re already a fan of MacFarlane’s work. Mark Wahlberg stars as John, a grown man who has a talking teddy bear that came to life as a result of a childhood wish. Now as an adult, he finds his relationships suffering as a result of his attachment to Ted.
The red band trailer debuted over on Funny or Die last night, and it definitely does not hold back on expletives, most of which are delivered by the CG teddy bear as voiced by MacFarlane himself. I’m a bit torn because I’m not a huge fan of Seth MacFarlane, but I do like seeing Mark Wahlberg in comedic roles and his natural naivete could be the perfect complement to the low brow jokes. Either way, the concept is so outrageous that it’s hard to resist, but I could also see this failing miserably. Ted hits theatres on July 13th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.