Seth MacFarlane is being sued over the idea of Ted, the teddy bear that smokes, drinks and spends time with prostitutes, according to Deadline.
The lawsuit claims that Ted is strikingly similar to Charlie, an animated teddy bear that can be seen in two web series, Charlie the Abusive Teddy and Acting School Academy from 2009 and 2010.
Seth MacFarlane, Universal Pictures and the producers of the 2012 film Ted are all being sued by Bengal Mangle Productions for an “unlawful copy”; of Charlie.
The lawsuit claims the bears both “have human friends and similar background stories, namely that they are “washed-up child stars/public personas.”;
Not only do they claim the bears are similar in their characteristics, but the suit also alleges that their social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook have similar postings.
Here are just a few of the supposedly similar tweets:
3/07/2009 (Twitter post)
I have a life mission and it is to drink.
4/04/2012 (Twitter post)
I drink on Tuesday night to celebrate the fact that it ain’t Monday night.
7/30/2009 (Twitter post)
I don’t like cocaine. I just like the smell of it
6/06/2012 (Twitter post)
@SlimBurro Just acid, and coke, and Ex, and DMT. That’s where I draw the lines. #AskTed
Do you think Charlie and Ted are too much alike? Check out one of Charlie’s videos below and see how the two bears stack up.