Ted is a 2012 American comedy film, directed, co-written, and produced by Seth MacFarlane, who stars along with Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. The supporting cast includes Giovanni Ribisi, Joel McHale, Jessica Stroup, and Patrick Warburton. The film is the feature-length directorial debut of MacFarlane. In 1985, John Bennett was a lonely child who dearly wished for his new Christmas gift, a large teddy bear named Ted, to come to life to be his friend. That wish coincided with a falling star and Ted became a fully mobile sentient being. In 2012, John and Ted are still staunch, if immature, companions enjoying a hedonistic life while John pursues a relationship with a levelheaded office worker, Lori Collins.