26 February 2013 12:01 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

If you were home on Sunday, chances are you were one of the 40.3 million people who watched the Oscars. Did you catch TedTippett Studio brought the title character from Universal Pictures’ blockbuster live action/CG-animated comedy, back to life for the 85th Annual Academy Awards® telecast. Accompanied by friend and co-star Mark Wahlberg , a computer-generated Ted riffed a few jokes on Sunday night before the duo presented Oscars for Sound Mixing and Sound Editing.

Incorporating 3D character animation into a pre-recorded movie or television show is one challenge, but integrating an animated character into a live-broadcast in front of a global audience is quite another.

Behind the shenanigans of the world’s favorite crass teddy bear were the same visual effects and character animation artists responsible for his creation in 2012′s global comedy hit Ted. Blair Clark of Tippett Studio perfected the illusion alongside Seth MacFarlane (Oscar® host, voice »

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