Seth MacFarlane Accused Of Stealing The Idea For Ted

July 16, 2014 5:49 PM

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One of this summer's early losers at the box office was Seth MacFarlane's "hotly awaited until it was summarily panned" A Million Ways To Die In The West. While that film might find its own niche audience over time, MacFarlane would be wise to find himself an instant hit his next time up to the plate. As luck (and contractually obligated planning) would have it, his next theatrical effort is none other than the recently underway Ted 2. However, a new lawsuit might have an impact on that next film, and when I say "impact" I really mean "influence on some of the gags written into the next film."

The suit goes on to name various similarities between Charlie and Ted, most notably their similar personas, the fact that they interact with the human world, and their status as "washed up child stars/public personas." The evidence provided in Bengal Mangle's complaint, which can be read here, inclu...

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