Last year's comedy movie about a foul-mouthed, hard-drinking teddy bear was a surprise smash

Seth MacFarlane has given an update on the sequel to Ted.

Ted, which starred Mark Wahlberg opposite a foul-mouthed, hard-drinking teddy bear, was one of 2012’s surprise success stories. Written and directed by Family Guy creator MacFarlane, the R-rated comedy film grossed over $500 million (£310 million) worldwide.

Speaking back in September (2012), Universal Pictures CEO Steve Burke said: “We’d like to see a Ted 2 as soon as we can.” Now MacFarlane has revealed he is keen to make it happen.

When asked about the sequel after he announced the Oscar nominations yesterday (January 10), MacFarlane told Collider: “[There’s] nothing official yet. Everybody involved would like to do it, but it has not been officially signed off on yet. But it’s very promising.”

Walhberg has also spoken enthusiastically about Ted 2, revealing last month (December 2012) that MacFarlane has some “sick ideas” for the film. Meanwhile, MacFarlane is now gearing up to host this year’s Oscars ceremony, which takes place in LA on February 24.

Recently, MacFarlane confirmed plans to make a Family Guy movie, saying it is “just a matter of when”. He also has guest role on The Simpsons coming up and is reportedly planning a comedy Western film.