It seems like it was just yesterday that we were watching Alec Baldwin portray one of the cutest cut-throat businessmen in DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster animated comedy The Boss Baby. But now that Ted Templeton Jr. is all grown up, the time has come for the next set of adventures in The Boss Baby: Family Business, which opened in theaters Friday, July 2, 2021. If you want see how things have worked out for the Boss Baby and his older brother Tim Templeton (now voiced by James Marsden) but can’t get to the theater, fear not because you can watch The Boss Baby: Family Business streaming from the comfort of your home with your own little boss babies.
The Boss Baby is back in a new animated sequel to the 2017 DreamWorks comedy. “The Boss Baby: Family Business” will debut on Peacock Premium and in theaters on July 2. This is the first Universal movie to get a day-and-date release on Peacock and the big screen.
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The animated adventure follows brothers Tim (James Marsden) and Ted Templeton (Alec Baldwin) who have entered different stages of their adult lives. When Tim’s daughter, Tina (Amy Sedaris), reveals she’s an undercover agent for BabyCorp, Tim and Ted transform into babies for one last mission.
Eva Longoria, Lisa Kudrow, Ariana Greenblatt, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jeff Goldblum all lend their voices to the film. Director Tom McGrath returns to direct the sequel. In addition to feature-length films, the Boss Baby franchise also includes a Netflix animated series called “The Boss Baby: Back in Business.”
Below is a quick breakdown of everything you need to know about how to watch the new DreamWorks animated feature as well as how to get caught up with everything that has gone down in the franchise so far.
Where To Watch The Boss Baby: Family Business Streaming
The latest Dreamworks Animation feature film is streaming on Peacock as we speak (err write). All you have to do is open the Peacock app on a compatible streaming device, search for The Boss Baby: Family Business, and press play. Before you know it, you’ll be watching those Templeton brothers reconnect like it’s 2017 all over again. It should be noted a Peacock Premium subscription is required to watch the new animated feature.
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Will The Boss Baby: Family Business Be On Netflix?
Don’t expect to find The Boss Baby: Family Business on Netflix anytime soon (remember, the movie was released on Peacock the same week it opened in theaters), but don’t count it out entirely. The Boss Baby animated series are currently on Netflix (as well as some older Dreamworks movies), so there’s always a chance we’ll see the movie on the streaming giant at some point in the future. For now, it’s on Peacock.
How To Watch The First Boss Baby Movie And Animated Series
If you are new to the Boss Baby franchise and maybe want to see where it all started for Ted Templeton Jr. and Tim Templeton, you’re in luck because we’ve put together a quick yet comprehensive list of all your options for watching the original movie and other entries in the series.
The Boss Baby (2017)
When Tim Templeton (Miles Bakshi) get a new baby brother named Ted Templeton Jr. (Alec Baldwin), the 7-year-old immediately knows that something is up with a baby wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. What starts as a sibling rivalry quickly turns into an unlikely partnership when the Boss Baby uncovers a sinister plot in The Boss Baby.
The Boss Baby: Back In Business (2018 – 2020)
The Netflix animated series The Boss Baby: Back in Business bridges the gap between the first and second movies and follows Ted Templeton Jr. (JP Karliak) as he takes his older brother Tim (Pierce Gagnon) to the office to show him how things work at Baby Corp.
The Boss Baby: Get That Baby! (2020)
The 2020 interactive special The Boss Baby: Get That Baby! puts the viewer in the boss’ chair by testing their skills to match them with the perfect job at Baby Corp.
The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Film Review
Well, they made a sequel to “The Boss Baby.” The 2017 DreamWorks film, extremely loosely based on Marla Frazee’s children’s book series, bet big on the appeal of a dyspeptic, super-intelligent, black-suited infant speaking with the voice of Alec Baldwin while doing un-babylike things, and it was a bet that paid off handsomely, to the tune of half a billion in worldwide box office and an Oscar nomination. Arriving in theaters earlier that initially planned, with a simultaneous streaming bow on Peacock, “The Boss Baby: Family Business” is making a similarly big bet that family audiences, otherwise bereft of new attractions, are ready to return to theaters. The film itself, unfortunately, is generally less interesting than the business matters behind it, a thoroughly competent affair that tosses in just enough off-the-wall elements to liven up a fairly basic retread of the original’s formula.
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And honestly, kudos to returning director Tom McGrath for twice managing to hit all of the standard kidpic paces with a concept this insane. For film with a one-joke premise, the original “Boss Baby” actually had a rather complicated plot, in which a standard sibling rivalry conflict between a seven-year-old boy and his baby brother is complicated by the fact that the baby in question, Ted (Baldwin), is in fact an undercover agent from the all-powerful Baby Corp. conglomerate, equipped with specially powered formula and pacifiers, and sent on a reconnaissance mission to take down Big Puppy. Wasting nary a minute of its nearly two-hour running time catching newcomers up on the larger Boss Baby lore, “Family Business” dives headfirst into a plot that’s no less dense.