Ted, the Family Guy creators live action debut, required extensive effects work to shoot scenes between Mark Wahlberg and the MacFarlane-voiced bear, and this Funny or Die feature reveals just how they achieved that.
It's elaborate, to say the least, but the motion capture approach allows MacFarlane to really invest in a character and not just absent-mindedly reel out zingers in a sound recording booth. It's remarkably thorough, clever (and likely insanely expensive) work for a raunchy comedy and I admire the ambition.
Ted will be released August 1st.
Source: Funny or Die