The Boss Baby is back. For whatever reason, audiences fell in love with the idea of a business suit-wearing baby voiced by Alec Baldwin. The film was a gigantic $500M+ hit for Dreamworks, sparking a Netflix animated series and the upcoming sequel, Family Business, which has a trailer with even more talking babies. And some spy stuff.
Taking place several years later, the sequel finds boss baby Ted as a hedge fund CEO who is reunited with his older and brother Tim (voiced by James Marsden) when the latter’s infant daughter Tina (Amy Sedaris) is revealed to be a top secret spy.
Huh? I didn’t watch the first one so this is all super weird to me. I’m not sure it was a wise idea to jump so far in the future that you lose the effect of Baldwin’s baby voice, since that was what everyone talked about the first time, right? To be fair, Ted does get turned back into a baby but I’m of the “Don’t fix what ain’t broken” mindset when it comes to fluke blockbusters going to the well a second time.
The voice cast includes Eva Longoria, Ariana Greenblatt, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and Jeff Goldblum. Director Tom McGrath is once again behind the camera.
The Boss Baby: Family Business opens March 26th 2021.
SYNOPSIS: Tim (James Marsden) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Alec Baldwin) – have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business. Tim and his super-mom wife Carol (Eva Longoria) live in the suburbs with their super-smart 7-year-old daughter Tabitha (Ariana Greenblatt), and super-cute new infant Tina (Amy Sedaris). Tabitha, who’s at the top of her class at the prestigious Acorn Center for Advanced Childhood, idolizes her Uncle Ted and wants to become like him, but Tim worries that she’s working too hard and is missing out on a normal childhood. When baby Tina reveals that she’s—ta-da!—a top-secret agent for BabyCorp on a mission to uncover the dark secrets behind Tabitha’s school and its mysterious founder, Dr. Armstrong (Jeff Goldblum), it will reunite the Templeton brothers in unexpected ways, leading them to re-evaluate the meaning of family and discover what truly matters.