Dreamworks Animation’s The Boss Baby opened in March 2017 to strong box office, overcoming middling reviews and the complications of its plot about a corporate executive masquerading as an infant. Accidental echoes of the newly inaugurated Donald Trump may have helped.
It turns out that Trump’s presidency will be bookended by installments in the franchise. The sequel, The Boss Baby: Family Business, is due out on March 26, 2021. Its story looks even more outlandish than the last one: there’s a new pseudo-baby, an evil tyrant, a dash of time travel, an obligatory reference to “boomers,” and ninjas. Watch the trailer and read the synopsis below:
The Templeton brothers — Tim and his Boss Baby little bro Ted — have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business.
Family Business was first announced in May 2017, a couple of months after The Boss Baby launched. Based on a children’s book by Marla Frazee, the original film went on to gross $528 million worldwide and pick up an Oscar nomination, to the surprise of some. A Netflix spin-off series, The Boss Baby: Back in Business, followed in 2018.