Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted' Moves Release Date to June 29

Ted Film Still Mark Wahlberg - H 2012

Ted Film Still Mark Wahlberg - H 2012

The comedy starring Mark Wahlberg had been scheduled to hit theaters July 13.

Universal Pictures has moved quickly to take advantage of Paramount's decision to bump G.I. Joe: Retaliation from its June 29 release date to March 2013.

Universal is moving its Seth MacFarlane-directed comedy Ted to that weekend from its previous July 13 date, the studio announced Wednesday.

The move will give Ted a jump on the lucrative July 4 weekend, when movie-going tends to skyrocket. It will also put the film up against Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man, which is scheduled to hit theaters on July 3.

Ted, written, directed and produced by the Family Guy creator, is an R-rated comedy about a man's relationship with his stuffed teddy bear.