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).
The dummy sucking scene where Baby Corp is revealed pays homage to The Matrix (1999).
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.
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!"
The special song Tim's parents sing to him is "Blackbird" by The Beatles. Only the first stanza is sung.
The baby giggles and coos are the same as many other baby sounds, they're stock sounds. Disney's Tarzan also has the same baby sounds.
This is the first time Alec Baldwin and Lisa Kudrow have worked together since Friends (1994).
When the sun is rising, and Boss 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 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.
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).
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 Tim makes fun of the Boss Baby for wearing diapers, he responds with a comment about astronauts and NASCAR drivers 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.
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 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).
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.
When Tim and Boss Baby are standing over the Puppy Co. file the music playing is Mars, The Bringer of War from The Planets by Gustav Holst.
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).
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 grossed only $51,506,681 worldwide.
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).
The Muzak at Babycorp (around 32 minutes) is Cheek to Cheek, used in the opening credits.
The baby's eyes change from blue to green and back again multiple times throughout the movie.
When Tim's father answers the call from Puppy Co. and says that they are on their way, Tim 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, where Batman and Robin slide down the poles to get to the Bat Cave.
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).
In the beginning of the movie, Timothy has just finished being sung to by his parents, and they ask him if he would like a baby brother. If you look at the mom's 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).
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 is Alec Baldwin's sixth animated voice role after Final Fantasy: The 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.
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.
After Megamind (2010), The Boss Baby (2017) will be the 2nd directorial by Tom McGrath outside the Madagascar series.
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.
The 3rd highest grossing animated film of 2017, after Despicable Me 3 (2017) and Coco (2017).
This movie is Tom McGrath's tenth dreamworks animated feature film (not including sequels).
The only time Tim's mom is shown pregnant is in the beginning right before his dad asks if he wants a baby brother. Before that she was not shown as pregnant.
At the Baby Corp baby-making facility, new baby boys have blue pacifiers and new baby girls have pink ones.
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).
Alec Baldwin and Steve Buscemi's 2nd animated film together, after Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001).
This is the first DreamWorks Animation film to release in 2017 (the other being Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)).
First DreamWorks Animation film directed by Tom McGrath to not have any character voiced by Ben Stiller.