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(2017)

Trivia

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Young Timothy (Miles Bakshi) has a Gandalf-themed alarm clock. Bakshi's grandfather, Ralph Bakshi, directed the original Le seigneur des anneaux (1978).
Alec Baldwin's line "cookies are for closers" is a spoof of his Glengarry (1992) line,"coffee is for closers."
The first trailer was released on National Boss's Day.
When Tim jumps up to his home's second story during the early chase scene, the sound effect is from L'homme qui valait 3 milliards (1974).
This is the first time Alec Baldwin and Lisa Kudrow have worked together since Friends (1994).
The dummy sucking scene where Baby Corp is revealed pays homage to Matrix (1999).
Kevin Spacey was going to voice a character, but was replaced by Steve Buscemi.
The special song Tim's parents sing to him is "Blackbird" by The Beatles. Only the first stanza is sung.
Wizzy the Wizard recites the Gandalf the Grey (Le seigneur des anneaux: La communauté de l'anneau (2001)) catchphrases "He shall not pass!" and "Fly you fools!"
When Boss Baby and Tim are looking for the plans, Boss Baby throws his disguise into the bin. The way it lands in the bin directly mirrors The Spider-Man story 'Spider-Man no More'. Tobey Maguire, who voices the older Tim portrayed Peter Parker / Spider-Man for three movies, the second of which - Spider-Man 2 (2004) - also pays homage to this iconic image.
When Tim and The Boss Baby move to the back of the bouncy dog and escape it parodies Ace Ventura en Afrique (1995) when Ace squeezes out the back of an animatronic rhino.
This will be Alec Baldwin's third Dreamworks animated film. His first was Madagascar 2 - La grande évasion (2008) and his second was Les cinq légendes (2012).
Baby Boss (2017) will be the 34th Feature Film by Dreamworks Animations.
The baby giggles and coos are the same as many other baby sounds, they're stock sounds. Disney Tarzan also has the same baby sounds.
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Tobey Maguire and Alec Baldwin were co-stars in Comme chiens et chats (2001), where they both voiced dogs.
When the babies are caught having a meeting and they resume acting like babies, the music heard is the first few bars of the theme song from The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (1968), a popular kids Saturday morning show in the 1960's, whose main characters (actors in life-sized animal costumes) were inspired by The Monkees (1966).
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While Tim describes his parents' exciting jobs in marketing, a shot of them "launching" new products shows them simultaneously turning launch keys in an allusion to the opening sequence of WarGames (1983).
When Tim and the baby are standing over the Puppy Co. file the music playing is Mars, The Bringer of War from The Planets by Gustav Holst.
Towards the beginning of boss baby, Timothy has just finished being sung to by his parents, and ask him if he would like a baby brother, if you look at the moms belly, she is already pregnant.
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The Boss Baby, voiced by Alec Baldwin, speaks of writing the best memo of his career. Baldwin's character Jack Ryan in À la poursuite d'Octobre Rouge (1990) comments about writing a memo the next time he gets a bright idea.
This will be Tom McGrath's second time not co-directing a movie. His first time was for Megamind (2010).
This is Alec Baldwin's sixth animated voice role after _Final Fantasy: T Spirits Within (2001)_, Mes parrains sont magiques: Channel Chasers (2004), Bob l'éponge, le film (2004), Madagascar 2 - La grande évasion (2008), and Les cinq légendes (2012).
Is just the second Dreamworks movie distributed by 20th Century Fox to have a "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the first being En route! (2015). Les Croods (2013), Turbo (2013), and Les Pingouins de Madagascar (2014), were Fresh, and M. Peabody et Sherman: Les voyages dans le temps (2014), Dragons 2 (2014), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Les Trolls (2016), and Capitaine Superslip (2017) were Certified Fresh.
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Dreamworks Animation's 4th biggest opening for a non-sequel, opening to $50.2 million. It's only behind Home (2015) which opened to $52.1 million, Monsters Vs. Aliens (2009) which opened to $59.3 million, and Kung Fu Panda (2008) which opened to $60.2 million.
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After Megamind (2010), Baby Boss (2017) will be 2nd directorial by Tom McGrath outside the Madagascar Series
At the BabyCorp Baby-making Facility, new baby boys have blue pacifiers and new baby girls have pink ones.
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This is Steve Buscemi's third animated film about a character involved in a business. The first was Monstres et Cie (2001). The second was Igor (2008).
First trailer premiered on October 17, 2016.
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This is the first Dreamworks Animation film to release in 2017 (the other being Capitaine Superslip (2017)).
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'Alec Baldwin' and 'Steve Buscemi''s 2nd animated film together, after _Final Fantasy: Spirits Within (2001)_.
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Alec Baldwin and Conrad Vernon's second DreamWorks Animation film after Madagascar 2 - La grande évasion (2008).
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Though it proved to be a box office success, grossing nearly $500 million worldwide, it was a critical disappointment. This would be the opposite of Dreamworks Animation's next film, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017), which was a critical success but a box office disappointment.
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The eighth Dreamworks Animation film to be nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, after Bee Movie (2007), Kung Fu Panda (2008), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Puss In Boots (2011), Rise of the Guardians (2012), The Croods (2013), and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014). Of these, only How to Train Your Dragon 2 has won. Bee Movie lost to Ratatouille (2007), Kung Fu Panda lost to WALL-E (2008), How to Train Your Dragon lost to Toy Story 3 (2010), Puss In Boots lost to The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Rise of the Guardians lost to Brave (2012), and The Croods lost to Frozen (2013). This ended up losing to Coco (2017).
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The 3rd highest grossing animated film of 2017, after Despicable Me 3 (2017) and Coco (2017).
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The Muzak at Babycorp (around 32 minutes) is Cheek to Cheek, used in the opening credits.
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The music used during the tape chase scene is the theme song from S.W.A.T. (1975)
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This movie is Tom McGrath's tenth dreamworks animated feature film (not including sequels).
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First Dreamworks Animation film directed by Tom McGrath to not have any character voiced by Ben Stiller.
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'Alec Baldwin' and 'Steve Buscemi' previously worked together at the TV series _"30 Rock" (2007)_.
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Grossed $175 million domestically, the best for a Dreamworks Animation film since How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014).
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This isn't the only film that Tobey Maguire is the narrator/adult version of character. He did the same previously for the film Labor Day, where he played the narrator/adult son of Kate Winslet.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Near the beginning, when the toy steam train is being activated, different toys anticipate the plot. First there is a taxi, in which the baby is delivered; then a police car and fire engine, in which the babies chase Tim; then a barn, referring to the family going to Puppy Co.; then a game of Mouse Trap, in which Tim and Boss Baby get sent to Francis Francis; then an airplane, in which Tim's parents fly; then a pirate ship, referring to Tim and Boss Baby imagining their plane is a pirate ship; then a Habitrail, in which Tim climbs to get to his parents; then a rocket, which is where the Forever Puppies are being launched.
at about 7 minutes) When Tim watches Boss Baby exit the car, Tim is wearing a shirt with the digits '01' imprinted. However, when he gets down the stairs, the digits change to '02'. This indicates his being relegated to second place by Boss Baby.
The scene where Tim and the Boss Baby attempt to steal and replace a file from Puppy Co. is a parody of the famous opening scene from Les aventuriers de l'arche perdue (1981) in which Indiana Jones attempts to steal an idol from a temple.
When Boss Baby is showing Tim "Lamb Lamb", and explains that there are newer better toys now, his reference toy is actually Voltron, a 1980s character now owned by DreamWorks.
In the scene where Tim discovers the Boss Baby on the phone to Baby Corp, a Light Brite Toy can be seen in the background depicting a graph with "Babies" going down and "Puppies" going up - a hint of the baby's mission.
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The trap used to catch Tim and the baby is an oversized and slightly cruder version of the 60s game "Mousetrap", all the way down to the cage that ensnares them.
When the sun is rising, and the baby's face pops up, it closely resembles the Sun Baby from Teletubbies (1997).
The bed Timothy's second daughter is in at the end of the movie says her birthdate is March 31st, 2017; the same day the movie was released. This indicates that the main action of the movie is not based in present day. Further evidence that the movie is not set in the present day is the airplane that Timothy's parents take which appears to be a DC-10 that is no longer used for passenger travel.
When Eugene is dressed up as a nanny-type woman to "take care" of the boys, he resembles Mary Poppins. Then Francis Francis says that she's "practically perfect in every way" which is how Mary Poppins is described in her movie.
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Tim's full name is Timothy Leslie Templeton. The Boss Baby's full name is Theodore Lindsey Templeton.
The sign in front of Tim's new baby daughter's hospital crib says 3/31/18, one year after The Boss Baby's release in theaters.
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