Young Timothy (Miles Bakshi) has a Gandalf-themed alarm clock. Bakshi's grandfather, Ralph Bakshi, directed the original The Lord of the Rings (1978).
Alec Baldwin's line "cookies are for closers" is a spoof of his Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) line,"coffee is for closers."
(at about 7 minutes) When Tim watches Boss Baby exit the car, Tim is wearing a shirt with the digits '01' imprinted. However, when he gets down the stairs, the digits change to '02'. This indicates his being relegated to second place by Boss Baby.
When Tim jumps up to his home's second story during the early chase scene, the sound effect is from The Six Million Dollar Man (1974).
When Boss Baby is showing Tim "Lamb Lamb", and explains that there are newer better toys now, his reference toy is actually Voltron, a 1980s character now owned by DreamWorks.
The dummy sucking scene where Baby Corp is revealed pays homage to The Matrix (1999).
The special song Tim's parents sing to him is "Blackbird" by The Beatles. Only the first stanza is sung.
Wizzy the Wizard recites the Gandalf the Grey (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)) catchphrases "He shall not pass!" and "Fly you fools!"
This is the first time Alec Baldwin and Lisa Kudrow have worked together since Friends (1994).
Many people were astounded when this was revealed to be a Nominee for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. They also expressed alot of anger that it was nominated over the better received The Lego Batman Movie (2017). It even boasts the lowest Tomatometer of the five nominees, sitting at only 52% when compared to 70% for Ferdinand (2017), 83% for Loving Vincent (2017), 93% for The Breadwinner (2017), and 97% for Coco (2017).
The baby giggles and coos are the same as many other baby sounds, they're stock sounds. Disney Tarzan also has the same baby sounds.
When Tim and The Boss Baby move to the back of the bouncy dog and escape it parodies Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) when Ace squeezes out the back of an animatronic rhino.
When the sun is rising, and the baby's face pops up, it closely resembles the Sun Baby from Teletubbies (1997).
When Boss Baby and Tim are looking for the plans, Boss Baby throws his disguise into the bin. The way it lands in the bin directly mirrors The Spider-Man story 'Spider-Man no More'. Tobey Maguire, who voices the older Tim portrayed Peter Parker / Spider-Man for three movies, the second of which - Spider-Man 2 (2004) - also pays homage to this iconic image.
When the babies are caught having a meeting and they resume acting like babies, the music heard is the first few bars of the theme song from The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (1968), a popular kids Saturday morning show in the 1960's, whose main characters (actors in life-sized animal costumes) were inspired by The Monkees (1966).
This will be Alec Baldwin's third Dreamworks animated film. His first was Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) and his second was Rise of the Guardians (2012).
Tobey Maguire and Alec Baldwin were co-stars in Cats & Dogs (2001), where they both voiced dogs.
The 12th Dreamworks Animation film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and the first since How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014).
At the end of the movie when it cuts to Tim telling his daughter the story, she is holding Lamb Lamb but with a bow on it's right ear.
While Tim describes his parents' exciting jobs in marketing, a shot of them "launching" new products shows them simultaneously turning launch keys in an allusion to the opening sequence of WarGames (1983).
When Tim and the baby are standing over the Puppy Co. file the music playing is Mars, The Bringer of War from The Planets by Gustav Holst.
The Muzak at Babycorp (around 32 minutes) is Cheek to Cheek, used in the opening credits.
The eighth Dreamworks Animation film to be nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, after Bee Movie (2007), Kung Fu Panda (2008), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Puss In Boots (2011), Rise of the Guardians (2012), The Croods (2013), and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014). Of these, only How to Train Your Dragon 2 has won. Bee Movie lost to Ratatouille (2007), Kung Fu Panda lost to WALL-E (2008), How to Train Your Dragon lost to Toy Story 3 (2010), Puss In Boots lost to The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Rise of the Guardians lost to Brave (2012), and The Croods lost to Frozen (2013). This ended up losing to Coco (2017).
Though it proved to be a box office success, grossing nearly $500 million worldwide, it was a critical disappointment. This would be the opposite of Dreamworks Animation's next film, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017), which was a critical success but a box office disappointment.
Towards the beginning of boss baby, Timothy has just finished being sung to by his parents, and ask him if he would like a baby brother, if you look at the moms belly, she is already pregnant.
This will be Tom McGrath's second time not co-directing a movie. His first time was for Megamind (2010).
Dreamworks Animation's 4th biggest opening for a non-sequel, opening to $50.2 million. It's only behind Home (2015) which opened to $52.1 million, Monsters Vs. Aliens (2009) which opened to $59.3 million, and Kung Fu Panda (2008) which opened to $60.2 million.
This is Alec Baldwin's sixth animated voice role after _Final Fantasy: T Spirits Within (2001)_, The Fairly OddParents: Channel Chasers (2004), The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), and Rise of the Guardians (2012).
When Tim makes fun of the Boss Baby for wearing diapers, he responds with a comment about astronauts wearing diapers. This is referring to the famous story of Lisa Nowak who reportedly wore diapers as she drove from Houston, TX to Orlando, FL continuously.
The Boss Baby, voiced by Alec Baldwin, speaks of writing the best memo of his career. Baldwin's character Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October (1990) comments about writing a memo the next time he gets a bright idea.
Is just the second Dreamworks movie distributed by 20th Century Fox to have a "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the first being Home (2015). The Croods (2013), Turbo (2013), and Penguins of Madagascar (2014), were Fresh, and Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Trolls (2016), and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) were Certified Fresh.
This movie is Tom McGrath's tenth dreamworks animated feature film (not including sequels).
When Timmy's father answers the call from Puppycorp and says that they are on their way, Timmy tips back the head of a bust, presses a button, the fireplace slides apart and his parents slide down the two poles. This pays homage to the original Batman TV series. Batman and Robin slide down the poles to get to the Bat Cave.
Grossed $175 million domestically, the best for a Dreamworks Animation film since How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014).
This isn't the only film that Tobey Maguire is the narrator/adult version of character. He did the same previously for the film Labor Day, where he played the narrator/adult son of Kate Winslet.
After Megamind (2010), The Boss Baby (2017) will be 2nd directorial by Tom McGrath outside the Madagascar Series
At the BabyCorp Baby-making Facility, new baby boys have blue pacifiers and new baby girls have pink ones.
The voice of Francis Francis was supposed to be provided by Kevin Spacey. He was replaced by Steve Buschemi. Kevin Spacey plays Francis Underwood, a conniving politician in House of Cards (Netflix, 2013).
This is Steve Buscemi's fourth animated film about a character involved in a business. The first was Monsters, Inc. (2001). The second was Igor (2008). The third was Hotel Transylvania (2012).
Alec Baldwin and Conrad Vernon's second DreamWorks Animation film after Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008).
The 3rd highest grossing animated film of 2017, after Despicable Me 3 (2017) and Coco (2017).
This is the first Dreamworks Animation film to release in 2017 (the other being Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)).
'Alec Baldwin' and 'Steve Buscemi''s 2nd animated film together, after _Final Fantasy: Spirits Within (2001)_.
First Dreamworks Animation film directed by Tom McGrath to not have any character voiced by Ben Stiller.