Sing Genre: Animation/Comedy/Musical Directed by: Garth Jennings Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson Release Date: December 21, 2016
A Million Ways to Die in the West Genre: Comedy/Western Directed by: Seth MacFarlane Starring: Charlize Theron, Neil Patrick Harris, Seth MacFarlane Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi Release Date: May 30, 2014
Plot: Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since.
Mark Wahlberg plays a perfectly normal Boston native whose childhood wish for his teddy bear to come to life comes true. The bear (Ted) — voiced by MacFarlane himself — remains his best friend well into his adult years. Conflict emerges when Ted’s irresponsible and vulgar slacker lifestyle comes in the way of his attempt to embrace his adulthood and the woman of his dreams, played by Mila Kunis. MacFarlane’s directorial debut will be a live-action effort with the exception of the computer-animated Ted. MacFarlane wrote the screenplay alongside his Family Guy colleagues Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild.