Ted (2012) Poster



Various teddy bears were used as stand-ins for post-production editing. Ted's movements were done by Seth MacFarlane through motion capture.
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At one point in the movie, Ted mentions 9/11. Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane both narrowly missed being on the planes that hit the World Trade Center. Wahlberg was booked on American Airlines Flight 11 but decided to drive up to New York and fly to California later. McFarlane was scheduled on the same flight but arrived to gate ten minutes late and was unable to board. He was sitting in the airport when he saw that his plane had hit the North Tower of the World trade center.
As of December 2012, Ted (2012) is the highest grossing R-rated live action comedy of all time.
According to astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth MacFarlane called him in advance to make sure he'd get the stars in the night sky scenes right.
The integrated archive footage of Ted on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Episode dated 29 February 1984 (1984) was culled from the broadcast of February 29, 1984. Johnny Carson's actual guest that night was Emmanuel Lewis. This can easily be determined by when Johnny, upon Ted's arrival, says, "I thought you'd be taller." Although Ted responded, "I thought you were gonna be funnier," Emmanuel's actual response was, "Me too."
Shipped to theaters under the title "Thunder Buddies".
The man who charges the stage at the Norah Jones concert is in real life Shawn Thornton, a member of the Boston Bruins. Thornton is known for being the tough guy or Enforcer of the team and leads the Bruins in fighting major penalties.
Mark Wahlberg agreed to appear in this film after seeing a caricature of himself on Family Guy in which he is the star of a film entitled "Annoyed and Confused".
First live-action project directed by Seth MacFarlane.
The AL East standings on the Green Monster at Fenway Park indicate the scene was shot the night of May 23, 2011.
According to Seth MacFarlane, this is the first comedy film to use motion capture technology.
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The house at the beginning of the movie that is zoomed into from space is at 129 Albemarle Rd in Norwood, MA 02062.
The film was originally scheduled for release on July 13, 2012, but was moved up to June 29, the original intended release date of G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), which had been pushed back to March 29, 2013 for re-shoots.
A portrait of the Chinese dictator, Chairman Mao Zedong hangs on the wall of Ted's Chinese neighbour's apartment.
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Pays homage to three 1980 films: Airplane with the dancing scene, The Empire Strikes Back with the ringtone and Flash Gordon on the television.
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This is not the first film Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis have starred in together. The first was Max Payne.
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Ted sends a letter to Hasbro regarding he does not have a penis. Mark Wahlberg (John) stars in Transformers: Age of Extinction(2014). Transformers is owned by Hasbro
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Ted Danson:  Appears on a fictional Cheers (1982) DVD interview mentioning the penis size of Woody Harrelson.

Director Trademark 

Seth MacFarlane:  [Star Trek]  Patrick Stewart, lead actor of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), narrates.
Seth MacFarlane:  [Family Guy]  Several of the main voice cast of Family Guy (1999) had parts in this movie. Seth McFarlane who voiced Ted (and wrote and directed the film) voices Peter, Stewie, and Brian. Alex Borstein, who plays John's mom, provides the voice for Lois. Mila Kunis, who plays Lori, is the voice of Meg. The only main Griffin family member not to appear in the film is Seth Green who voices Chris. Other Family Guy regulars that appear in Ted (2012) include Patrick Warburton, Patrick Stewart, and Ralph Garman.
Seth MacFarlane:  [Star Wars]  John and his friends collect Star Wars merchandise.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Near the end of the movie, when Lori looks outside the window and up to the stars, you can see the constellation Ursa Minor, which means Little Bear, in the upper left corner.
Donny dancing was Giovanni Ribisi's idea.
In the final scene, the narrator, played by Patrick Stewart, trashes Superman Returns (2006). This may be an in-joke to Bryan Singer, who directed Superman Returns, and directed Stewart in several X-Men movies.
At the end of the movie the narrator states that Sam J. Jones moved in with Brandon Routh. Both actors starred in a movie as the title characters based on a comic book with Jones in Flash Gordon (1980) and Routh in Superman Returns (2006). There were plans for a follow up to both films, but they were scrapped when their studio was disappointed with their box office gross despite having a warm reception from fans and critics.

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