If you watched the recent Oscars ceremony, you probably heard that DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby was in the running for Best Animated Feature Film … and then probably did a double-take. Yep, the Alec Baldwin-fronted animated business baby comedy earned itself an Oscar nomination. Since I haven’t seen it, I’ll reserve judgment. But since I have seen the first trailer for the Netflix animated series adaptation The Boss Baby: Back in Business, I feel pretty good about passing on it completely. Your mileage may vary, and if you liked the feature film, there’s a good chance you’ll like this treatment.
“DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix’s new series The Boss Baby: Back in Business picks up where the Oscar-nominated film left off, with Boss Baby learning to navigate his new life,” goes the official statement. “He wants what any modern baby executive wants: everything–not just the corner office, but the perfect little family at home. He loves both worlds, and Boss Baby has the skills to succeed in both. He’s got moxie, he’s got corporate savvy, but most importantly he’s got a big brother, best friend, and partner in crime in Tim Templeton.
“With puppies out of the way (for now) business is booming for Baby Corp, but the challenges are great, and there are new threats to Baby Love – nightmare babies out in the wild whose bad behavior is terrible for the brand, and cats bent on absolute anarchy. It’s a lot to handle, but that’s what it takes to be the boss, baby. Check out the brand new trailer below for more.”
From Emmy-winning executive producer Brandon Sawyer (Penguins of Madagascar), the series features the voice talents of JP Karliak (Wabbit: A Loony Tunes Production) as the Boss Baby; Pierce Gagnon (Looper, Tomorrowland) as the Boss Baby’s brother and best friend, Tim; YouTube sensation Flula Borg as Boss Baby’s supervisor Mega Fat CEO Baby; Kevin Michael Richardson (All Hail King Julien, Cleveland Show) as 99th percentile bruiser baby Jimbo; along with special guest voice appearances from Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) and Nicole Sullivan (MADtv, King of Queens).
Watch all 13 episodes of Boss Baby: Back in Business on Netflix starting Friday, April 6th, and check out the first trailer below:
The Boss Baby is back in business and trying to balance family life with Baby Corp work with a little help from his brother and accomplice, Tim. New Dreamworks Animation series launching April 6, only on Netflix.