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The Boss Baby (2017)

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A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

Director:

Tom McGrath

Writers:

Michael McCullers, Marla Frazee (based on the book by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Baldwin ... Boss Baby (voice)
Steve Buscemi ... Francis Francis (voice)
Jimmy Kimmel ... Dad (voice)
Lisa Kudrow ... Mom (voice)
Tobey Maguire ... Adult Tim / Narrator (voice)
Miles Bakshi ... Tim (voice)
James McGrath ... Wizzie / Elvis Impersonator (voice)
Conrad Vernon ... Eugene (voice)
ViviAnn Yee ... Staci (voice) (as Viviann Yee)
Eric Bell Jr. ... Triplets (voice)
David Soren David Soren ... Jimbo (voice)
Edie Mirman ... Big Boss Baby (voice)
James Ryan James Ryan ... Story Bear (voice)
Walt Dohrn ... Photographer (voice)
Jules Winter Jules Winter ... Crying Boy / Little Boy / Boy (voice)
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Storyline

Seven-year-old Tim Templeton has always had an overactive imagination--and for the past seven years--life has been all peaches for him, getting all the love and affection from his caring parents. However, after the arrival of Boss Baby, an unexpected new brother dressed in a black suit complete with a tie and a briefcase, Tim won't be the centre of attention anymore, as the powerful sibling takes over the whole house, robbing him of all care, little by little. But, soon, Tim and the new Boss in a diaper will need to put differences aside and join forces, as a sneaky scheme involving the head of Puppy Co. threatens to tilt the balance of power towards their insidiously adorable furry antagonists, not to mention that the next Pet Convention is only in two days. Brothers, hurry up. Written by Nick Riganas

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He's the Boss. March 2017. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The 12th DreamWorks Animation film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and the first since How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014). See more »

Goofs

When Francis E. Francis falls into the vat of baby formula, he comes out as a literal baby. However Francis did mention the reason he was fired from Baby Corp, because he was lactose intolerant to the formula which meant the youth renewal part no longer has an effect on him. See more »

Quotes

DadMother: [singing "Blackbird"] Blackbird singing in the dead of night / Take these broken wings and learn to fly / All your life / You were only waiting for this moment to arise.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, the Wizzie alarm clock tells the audience it's time to leave. See more »

Alternate Versions

The FX print begins with the 2013 Universal Pictures logo plastered over the 2010 20th Century Fox logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: How I Spent My Vacation (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
Written by Len Ron Hanks and Zane Grey
Performed by L.T.D.
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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What the world needs now is love, sweet love...I did like Boss Baby
2 April 2017 | by HumphreywashereSee all my reviews

I saw this move with three children, 8, 7 and 3 years of age. They all wanted to see this movie rather than watch 'Beauty and the Beast'. When given the option, it was a uniform cry of "boss baby, boss baby". So off I went. I thought it would be awful. There were single male and female adults of all ages in the audience, as well as parents with children. My 3 year old laughed a lot in the beginning saying "boss baby is funny". After that, she got a bit lost and restless, but got settled again in the second half. The others were focused throughout and said they liked it more than than the 'trolls movie'.

I laughed a lot. The reference to other movies and adult themes was very clever and funny (ie Matrix, Elvis impersonators, etc). The Boss baby character is hilarious. I loved the reflections on parenthood, feeding the baby, dummy sucking, milk bottles, diapers (nappies), vomit, lack of sleep, etc. Sibling competition for parental attention is demonstrated well. The new baby is always the 'boss baby' in any family! The story made me wonder- was it all the child's imagination? The ending was heartwarming and overall, this movie was a nice surprise.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boss Baby See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,198,902, 2 April 2017

Gross USA:

$175,003,033

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$527,965,936
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Company Credits

Production Co:

DreamWorks Animation See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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