Even considering the unfortunate delay to How to Train Your Dragon 3, DreamWorks Animation has enjoyed an overly successful 2016 thanks to the one-two punch of Trolls and Kung Fu Panda 3. It was a welcome blend of old and new, and both releases performed relatively well amongst critics and fans – there’s even hushed chatter of a sequel to Trolls.
Come 2017, though, the animation giant will be directing attention to The Boss Baby, an adaptation of Marla Frazee children’s novel of the same name that places Alec Baldwin in the cute little shoes of a newborn baby. Adopting a Toy Story-esque shtick – babies raise a ruckus while their parents are away, only to act innocent and sweet the moment they return – The Boss Baby looks set to be a cutesy, family-centric romp of one infant’s mission to dethrone puppies as the apple of every adult human’s eye. Madagascar helmer Tom McGrath is directing, and given the pedigree of DreamWorks’ portfolio – Shrek being the landmark success – don’t rule out Boss Baby‘s chances of becoming one of the surprise hits of spring 2017.
The Boss Baby will raise a ruckus when Tom McGrath’s whimsical animation hits theaters on March 31st, 2017. Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, and Lisa Kudrow co-star.
DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’ THE BOSS BABY. THE BOSS BABY is a hilariously universal story 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. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks’ THE BOSS BABY is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.