‘The Boss Baby’ is loosely based on the book by Marla Frazee, which she has now written a sequel to, called ‘The Bossier Baby’. Frazee’s book saw the Baby being the Boss of the house, but the film expands Baby’s role in the film, to be a baby with a mission.
As well as being a comedy caper with a twist, ‘The Boss Baby’ is also a story of sibling rivalry, with Tim’s parents not believing his story about the Baby being a businessman with a plan because they put it down to sibling rivalry. Anyone with a younger brother or sister can certainly relate to this story!
Lisa Kudrow also stars in ‘The Boss Baby’, as Tim’s mum. Kudrow and Alec Baldwin worked together 15 years ago on ‘Friends’, where Baldwin played Parker, a character who was Phoebe’s boyfriend. Parker and Phoebe broke up rather quickly when Parker’s habit for complimenting mundane things became annoying.
The first trailer for ‘The Boss Baby’ was released on Monday, October 17th, which happens to be National Boss’s Day in the US. Coincidence? We think not!
Alec Baldwin is no stranger to voicing characters in animated films; as well as ‘The Fairly OddParents: Channel Chasers’ and ‘The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie’, Baldwin also voiced characters in two previous DreamWorks Animation films; he played Makunga in ‘Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa’, and North in ‘Rise of the Guardians’.
This hilarious film motivated many people to pick up CGI animation courses. If you are interested in creating characters of your own then you can easily take up VFX and animation courses that will suit your needs.