Cartoons. They make us laugh, they stretch the limitations of the human imagination, and every so often they get adapted into Hollywood blockbusters. It is in this fashion that not only do the cartoons themselves garner the attention of the world, but so too do the creators.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of "South Park," took the raunchy comedy about a group of elementary school friends from the small screen to Hollywood with "South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut." Matt Groening, creator of "The Simpsons," took the family from Springfield to Hollywood in "The Simpsons Movie."
While there have been several other cartoons that have made their way to the big screen from television, these two would most closely bracket the genre of comedy the hit cartoon "Family Guy" falls under. And its creator, Seth MacFarlane, is about to receive some attention in Hollywood, just as the creators of "The Simpsons" and "South Park" did. In MacFarlane's case, though, he won't be bringing "Family Guy" along with him.
Instead of turning his popular cartoon into a Hollywood film, MacFarlane did something bold, creating a movie that is entirely separate from his work on "Family Guy." It's not animated, there's no whacky family, and there's no talking dog -- just a talking bear and Mark Wahlberg.
The film is "Ted." It tells the story of John Bennett (Wahlberg), a grown man who still has his childhood teddy bear, Ted (voiced by MacFarlane). The movie follows the two as John tries to part ways with Ted at the pleading of his girlfriend Lori Collins (Mila Kunis).
In unique fashion, the film appears to be captivating the attention of MacFarlane's fans in only a way he knows how. The comedy is purely a style all his own, and MacFarlane stays true to his work by including his voice, just as he does with "Family Guy." Even though MacFarlane has taken the road less traveled, he appears to be on the right track with his cute yet very adult comedy, "Ted."
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