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".
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).
This is the first time Alec Baldwin and Lisa Kudrow have worked together since Friends (1994).
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!"
Many people thought that the premise of a baby businessman becoming the all-powerful boss of a family was a spoof of Donald J. Trump's election as U.S. President just a few months before. This was enforced by the fact that the baby is voiced by Alec Baldwin, who gained wide popularity with his Trump impersonations on Saturday Night Live (1975) during and after the election. According to director Tom McGrath, this was all a happy coincidence: the idea for the movie dated back six years before its release, when Trump had not even announced his candidacy. Baldwin was cast long before his Trump parodies; McGrath simply wanted him because he had worked with the actor before on Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008).
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.
The dummy sucking scene where Baby Corp is revealed pays homage to The Matrix (1999).
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).
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.
The special song Tim's parents sing to him is "Blackbird" by The Beatles. Only the first stanza is sung.
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).
Tobey Maguire and Alec Baldwin were co-stars in Cats & Dogs (2001), where they both voiced dogs.
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.
This will be Tom McGrath's second time not co-directing a movie. His first time was for Megamind (2010).
This is Alec Baldwin's sixth animated voice role after _Final Fantasy: 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).
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.
The second DreamWorks Animation film to be rated PG for some mild rude humor by the MPAA, after Trolls (2016).
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.
Alec Baldwin and Conrad Vernon's second DreamWorks Animation film after Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008).
This is Steve Buscemi's third animated film about a character involved in a business. The first was Monsters, Inc. (2001). The second was Igor (2008).
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.
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.