Alec Baldwin voices titular role in animated family comedy ‘The Boss Baby’

The baby is boss in the hilarious family comedy “The Boss Baby” where award-winning Alec Baldwin voices the titular role – a baby who wears a suit, carries a briefcase and barks orders at everyone. “The Boss Baby” features an impressive voice cast of talented comedic actors led by Alec Baldwin along with Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Buscemi and Tobey Maguire as the film’s narrator.

“The Boss Baby” sees Baldwin’s character who works for Baby Corp. and is sent to spy on people to find out what babies and parents want. Part of his job is to belong to a family where seven-year old Tim (voiced by Miles Bakshi) is having all the attention and time to himself, but as soon as Boss Baby arrives, his life suddenly changed and becomes determined to reveal the real Boss Baby. As Tim and his new brother, Boss Baby come to terms that they must work together to save both the company and Tim’s parents against an evil plot, they come to realize that they make a great team.

Baldwin points out that although the central idea of the film is outrageous and silly, it’s executed with lots of finesse, wit and imagination. “Our director Tom McGrath and producer Ramsey Naito are so clever, in terms of how exactly they pull it all off and drive the film. On top of it all, the movie has a wonderful heart inside it, too, as Boss Baby is eventually won over by the idea of being part of the family. Plus, there are a lot of crazy scenes and wild action, because in animation, you can do anything.”

The actor says his own family went through similar moments of sibling rival when his son was born. “My wife and I have a daughter who is three, and before my son was born, she was the princess and was just adored and catered to by everybody. Then my son came along —and he was first son, so I just flipped out. At this time, she was two years old. She would stare at him thinking ‘Something’s got to change around here. You know we have to fix this!’ So for my daughter, there was a process to be able to accept her little brother. When she finally gave him a kiss, we all cried. We thought this day would never come.”

Baldwin says in the movie, Tim goes through a very similar experience. “He has all this time with his parents. And then in comes Boss Baby who’s not only a baby, he’s like your worst nightmare of a baby. He’s, uh, he’s a clever baby. He’s a conniving baby. He’s a Machiavellian baby, but it wouldn’t work if Tim wasn’t smart too. So we have to make the Tim character pretty clever too—but, he’s a little devil with a heart of gold.”

The actor also believes that “The Boss Baby,” like two of his previous collaborations with DreamWorks—Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Rise of the Guardians—offers the perfect mix of family entertainment, kid-friendly jokes and things for grown-ups to enjoy and laugh at as well. “You know, it’s like that Bugs Bunny cartoon where he would whip out the candelabra and imitate Liberace with all the nuttiness he had. The kids didn’t understand what he was doing, but the parents did. And it was all very funny and worked on different levels. That’s why I think The Boss Baby will appeal to everyone as well.”

“The Boss Baby” opens April 15, 2017 (Black Saturday) in Philippine cinemas from 20th Century Fox as distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Easter weekend movie ‘The Boss Baby’ provides comedy for all ages

From the studio that brought you Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar, comes DreamWorks Animation’s “The Boss Baby,” a hilarious family comedy about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator — a wildly imaginative 7-year old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby arrives to Tim’s home in a taxi, wearing a suit, carrying a brief case and speaking with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin. The sibling rivalry between the two brothers is reluctantly cast aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret undercover mission, and only he can help. An outrageous adventure ensues as the pint-sized partners prepare to thwart a dastardly plot involving an epic battle between puppies and babies.

Inspired by the best-selling picture book by Marla Frazee, this riotous comedy for all ages features the voices of Alec Baldwin as Boss Baby, Steve Buscemi as the villainous Francis E. Francis, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow as Tim and Boss Baby’s unsuspecting parents, Miles Bakshi as Tim, and Tobey Maguire as the film’s narrator.

Actor Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man trilogy, The Cider House Rules) narrates the movie. “Tim is a happy seven-year-old with two loving parents, who is initially an only child, but when he gets the news that he is getting a little brother, he is not too pleased that he has to share the love and time of his parents,” explains Maguire. “He is struggling with the transition, so he has kind of created all these things about Boss Baby because he has a very strong imagination.”

Maguire points out that Tim’s relationship with his brother is very contentious. “Tim is very suspicious of his new baby brother because he’s like a little man who’s got an agenda, and he would like to expose him so he can get the attention of his parents back. But then they have to join forces and help each other fight Francis and stop his plot to destroy Baby Co.”

When the baby’s mission is accomplished, and he has to go away, Tim thinks he’s happy, but he’s grown really fond of his little brother, and he ultimately doesn’t want him to go away.” The talented actor says he finds the movie quite funny and very relatable. “The movie’s themes are demonstrated through fantasy—through this really fun idea of essentially Alec Baldwin being a Boss Baby, which is a blast. But it’s also relatable because if you’ve been in any of these roles, as a sibling or a parent, it’s certainly something you have probably experienced.”

Maguire is also quick to point that he has had a great time working with Tom McGrath and the rest of his creative team. He notes, “He has been great and very easy to work with, but I really admire his creativity. He’s really imaginative, and very funny. I just think he has found such a charming and unique tone for this movie.”

An ideal Easter weekend movie for the whole family, “The Boss Baby” opens April 15, 2017 (Saturday) in Philippine cinemas from 20th Century Fox as distributed by Warner Bros.

Love always wins in animated comedy ‘The Boss Baby’

DreamWorks Animation’s latest and 34th movie, “The Boss Baby” is inspired by the best-selling book of the same title by Marla Frazee – the film tags us along on a young boy’s colourful adventures as he discovers that his new baby brother is not what he seems.

Directed by Dreamworks veteran Tom McGrath (“Megamind,” “Madagascar”), “The Boss Baby” is a family comedy featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel and Miles Bakshi. Exploring the wonders of a child’s imagination and celebrating the precious bond that can form between siblings in a family, “The Boss Baby” (Baldwin) and his older brother Tim (Bakshi) discover that love isn’t finite after all.

The heartfelt nature of the story and the remarkable charm of the main characters were immediately appealing to producer Ramsey Naito. “The story mirrored my life. My oldest son was seven years old when my youngest arrived, and he was really jealous, just like our main character, Tim. I related to the brother’s story instantly,” says Naito. “I love that we celebrate the power of children’s fantasy and imagination in this film.”

Tim’s parents are voiced by Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”) and funny television host (also 2017’s Oscars host) Jimmy Kimmel. Tim’s parents are simply oblivious to the chaos unleashed by Boss Baby in their household. Barely hanging on to the slightest resemblance of domestic order at home, they have no clue about the strange machinations of Baby Corp. and Puppy Co. where they work.

“The parents have a new baby in the house and are both working full time. They are sleep-deprived and barely holding it together, and this needed to be captured in their design,” says Naito. “We wanted to get away from an idealized version of parents,” says production designer David James. “Mom, especially needed to be a very real person, at the same time, she had to exude this warmth. Her beauty and her maternal nature go hand in hand.”

Meanwhile, Tim’s dad is just trying to keep up. “Like many new fathers, he has this slight deer-in-headlights look,” notes James. “He tries his best to keep everything under control, but he is a bit overwhelmed by all the changes. They are both loving parents – and the lesson of the movie is that there is love enough going around for everybody. They do have unconditional love for both of their kids, and that’s something that Tim learns by the end of the movie.”

Baldwin, who voices the titular character, Boss Baby is immensely impressed by the work and devotion of the DreamWorks animators in the movie. “I was so impressed by the meticulous world created by the film’s director Tom McGrath and the rest of their talented team. When we experience the movie as a whole, we are immersed in a parallel world that looks vaguely familiar but unlike any we’ve seen before on the big screen. Packed with memorable characters and insightful revelations, “The Boss Baby” celebrates human experiences and foibles, and delivers its final message tenderly – with pure, genuine emotion.”

An Easter weekend movie for the entire family, “The Boss Baby” opens April 15, 2017 (Saturday) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Animated comedy ‘The Boss Baby’ celebrates sibling love

DreamWorks Animation’s latest full length feature “The Boss Baby” explores the wonders of a child’s imagination and celebrates the precious bond between siblings. Featuring the voices of award-winning Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Buscemi and Miles Bakshi, “The Boss Baby” is packed with memorable and relatable characters based on the best-selling book by Marla Frazee.

Directed by Tom McGrath, “The Boss Baby” is told from the wildly imaginative perspective of seven-year-old Tim Templeton (Bakshi). Tim has the perfect life, enjoying his daily rituals and all of his parents’ attention, until one day a new baby brother (Baldwin) arrives – in a taxi, wearing a suit. Like all new babies, Tim’s brother takes over the house and quickly becomes “the boss.”

“I’ve played a lot of tough-talking, coffee-swilling business executives throughout my career, but I have to admit none of them can hold a pacifier to the diaper-wearing boss I play in “The Boss Baby.” Having been born the first of four boys and having four children of my own, I know a thing or two about what happens when a new baby arrives in a household and steals the spotlight from you. That’s why I couldn’t resist voicing the part of Boss Baby. What is truly remarkable about this movie is how it captures the reality of what it’s like to deal with a new sibling ina family, all the while providing a barrage of whimsical humor, imagination and pure heart,” says Baldwin.

McGrath tells the story of “The Boss Baby” as seen through the eyes of a seven-year old, “Our aspiration for “The Boss Baby” was no easy feat. We had to relearn the techniques from the mid-century masters of the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s. Not only did we want to create an enchanting world, but we also wanted expressiveness in our characters that previously could only be hand-drawn. These goals are evolutionary to the art of computer animation.”

“The Boss Baby” opens April 15, 2017 in Philippine cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.