DreamWorks Animation releases a new trailer for The Boss Baby: Family Business, which is set to premiere in theaters and on Peacock on July 2, 2021. The film is a direct sequel to the 2017 box office smash, The Boss Baby, which starred Alec Baldwin as the title character. Like its predecessor, the sequel is once again directed by Tom McGrath and written by Michael McCullers.
The original The Boss Baby is told from the point of view of a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim who soon discovers that his new baby brother, an unusual Boss Baby that arrives home dressed in a suit and carrying a briefcase, is actually a spy on a secret mission that involves an epic rivalry between puppies and babies. The film also features the voices of Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel, and Tobey Maguire. Though it received only mixed reviews upon release, The Boss Baby managed to rack in over $500 million worldwide, as well as received nominations at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes under the category for Best Animated Feature. Because of these factors, it’s no wonder that the film spawned a Netflix television series called The Boss Baby: Back in Business and a direct sequel scheduled to release next month.
DreamWorks Animation just dropped the second trailer on the Peacock Kids YouTube channel for The Boss Baby: Family Business along with a release date of July 2, 2021, which will simultaneously open in theaters and on Peacock. Unlike the Netflix television show, DreamWorks’ new film will see Baldwin reprise his role as the title character, as well as see the return of Kudrow and Kimmel as their respective characters. The Boss Baby: Family Business will also feature new voices to the cast, with James Marsden replacing Maguire’s character from the first flick, and Jeff Goldblum as the voice of Dr. Erwin Armstrong. Watch the new trailer below:
Announced back on May 25, 2017, The Boss Baby: Family Business was originally scheduled to release on March 26, 2021, before it was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. The first trailer for the sequel dropped last November, which featured grown-up versions of the brothers from the first movie. The new trailer expands on the idea from the previous trailer, showing that Tim’s infant daughter, Tina, is actually an agent for BabyCorp on a mission and gives the brothers a special formula that reverts them back to the age they were in the first film. The rest of the trailer highlights hi-jinks abound for the sequel and reveals the inclusion of ninja babies and jail-yard toddlers. The trailer also lightly taps into the zeitgeist of the Gen Z and millennial generations while also taking loose jabs at baby boomers, resulting in jokes that may feel tired on the big screen.
As mentioned before, the first The Boss Baby received mixed reviews upon release. While critics praised the film for its animation and voice performances, they also found the plot rather confusing and were mixed on the movie’s humor that often resorted to the usual “doody” jokes. From both trailers released for The Boss Baby: Family Business, it’s clear that the trend from the first film may carry over to the sequel, which will see often inventive animation and terrific voice acting set against juvenile jokes that may be off-putting to some moviegoers.
Source: Peacock Kids
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