Watch: Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Ted 2′ Trailer


Here’s the trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2, which will be released by Universal on June 26. Following the release of Paddington earlier this month, it will be second American release this year to star an animated CGI bear in the lead role.

In the sequel, Ted gets married to a human woman and must prove to the U.S. government that he is a human so that he can have custody of his child. The film is written by the same writing team as the original: MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild.

The original Ted in 2012 was a surprise box office smash, grossing $549 million worldwide on a modest budget of $50 million. MacFarlane’s second film, A Million Ways to Die in the West, released last year, grossed just $86 million worldwide.

  • jhalpernkitcat

    I’ll admit, I laughed at a few jokes in there such as Ted’s answer to whether he had a soul, and the bit with the blind guy getting a cookie crisp flipped into his butt crack and Ted claiming that his five year old son did it.

  • Jonathan Lyons

    If Ted and Paddington got into a fight, I have to think that Paddington’s teeth and claws would give him an advantage over Ted’s street smarts. However, I wouldn’t put it past Ted to pull a switchblade out of his butt. Advantage: Ted.

  • Roberto Gonzalez

    I admit I enjoyed the first movie and Im not a MacFarlane fan at all. Most people I Know, either McFarlane fans or not, didn’t like it. I also think this one looks different and funny enough, although sperm jokes don’t do much for me. This MacFarlane Guy is influential, I wouldnt expect Morgan Freeman in a Movie like this one.

    A Million Ways To Die In The West was terrible, though, the trailers made it look much funnier than it really was.

  • Toonio

    The typical business mind set these days:, “if we were successful due to a fluke, we can do it again!”..

    Then add to the mix a generation with too much money in their hands, which keeps perpetuating the production of atrocities like ted and viola, a second part!

    But hey, it has Marky Mark, Morgan Freeman and the guy from Flash. See, lots of pop culture references and anti-establishment jokes.


  • Cheese

    After I’ve watched this trailer, I noticed a few scenes borrowed from 2 episodes of Family Guy season 4.

    1. The sperm spill scene was a reference to where Peter Griffin accidentally spilled sperm in the episode where Stewie meets Bertrum at the local playground in “Sibling Rivalry.”

    2. The singing part in the courthouse was a reference to Brian’s positive reaction after taking the next step as a bachelor in “Brian the Bachelor.”

    In the trailer, the only difference in the sperm spill scene is Ted taking pictures of his pal getting spermed, and the judge gave Ted a five in the courthouse.

    • L_Ron_Hoover

      Actually the “it’s in my eyes” is the same joke as the “it’s in my raccoon wounds” from the Family Guy episode ‘To Live and Die In Dixie.’ Seth MacFarlane isn’t original? No way!

  • D

    Honestly can they stop giving this hack free reign to make his cinematic abominations. I have never been a huge MacFarlane fan but when he was working on other peoples shows he was a great writer who did good work, even the 1st season of Family Guy was alright but for whatever reason the corporate yes-men of the world kept telling this guy he was an artistic genius and now we are suffering the results of his wrongly inflated ego.

    The 1st Ted had its moments and was OK for what it was but it was far from a great film. Ted was still juvenile, bland, unfunny at times relying too much on the gimmick of a cute little teddybear saying crude things and was amateurish in every aspect of the directorial craft.

    A Million Ways to Die in the West was even worse. It was a self-indulgent painfully unfunny, piss poor attempt at the western satire. Half of the jokes wouldn’t even fly on a standard Family Guy episode and Macfarlane’s acting chops were non-existent, in fact he was a blackhole of talent on that film, his sheer presence and wooden chemistry with his supporting cast brought their performances down to rock bottom as well. Also didn’t care for the look of that film either I felt like I was watching a trip to pioneer village not a comedy film taking place in the wild west.

    After A Million Ways to Die in the West disappointed and even left Macfarlane’s die-hard fanboys indifferent to it I thought there would be no possible way they would give this guy another film deal, sadly I was wrong.

    Based off the trailer alone I’ll give it to Ted 2 it seems to have more of a plot going for it than the 1st film and just like with the 1st Ted it looks like it’ll have its moments but still I can’t help but feel its another forced, hackneyed and trite comedic film from Seth MacFarlane’s cavalcade of mediocrity.

    Half the jokes in this trailer are awful, Macfarlane still doesn’t seem to know how to compose a shot and that sperm bank scene is just a half-assed riff on a similar joke that Macfarlane made in an American Dad episode, he has finally descended into self-plagiarism a testament to how this guy doesn’t have a single original idea in his head. Even Mark Wahlberg’s performance from what I have seen looks second rate, he is a good actor and was one of the best parts of the original film and in this trailer it looks like even he doesn’t give a damn anymore.

    I sincerely hope that this sequel bombs or does worse than projected so that no other studio will allow Seth Macfarlane to crap all over a form of artistic media again.

  • OtherDan

    I admit, I’m a MacFarlane fan-except when he does stupid shit. But, “Ted” is funny, stupid shit.

  • L_Ron_Hoover

    It’s sad that such beautiful animation is squandered on trash like this. The jokes are cringeworthingly bad. The plot-line is actually interesting and a good idea for a sequel to Ted but these jokes stink. I hope those CG artists were paid well.

    Also, wow, that fake New England accent is terrible. I GET, you’re from Boston!