The diaper-in-charge is something that parents know too well about. But what is there is a new boss baby in town to rule over other babies or kids in the family? The Boss Baby is a fabulous animated film that touches upon beautifully on the constant love and complications of sibling life. It will fill your heart and give parents everywhere the long term satisfaction that fights will recede and love will always prevail! We sat down with Director Tom McGrath (Madagascar) and Producer Ramsey Ann Naito (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie) to talk about The Boss Baby.
Exclusive Interview with Director Tom McGrath & Producer Ramsey Ann Naito
As we sat down with both director and producer for The Boss Baby. Straight away, Tom McGrath shared how the movie in a way is an apology and love letter to his brother who was his nemesis and his best friend growing up. He puts it into a movie to celebrate kid’s imaginations. The movie is an amalgam of the 60s, 70s, and 80s when kids went outside to play and use their imaginations. I have to say I love how in this animation film, the vivid imagination of a kid plays an important distinguishable role.
The Boss Baby for Tom McGrath
For this film, taking us to the magical place of art was key for the movie director. Take for example the character eyes which are big and wide. This is great to help characters to connect to each other and the audience. The focus was also on the nuances of the acting in a simple way which allowed for a very different design based on the story being told. Tom McGrath explains that the movie ends today, but it is an unreliable narration of your childhood that allows for transitions into a fantasy world.
The Boss Baby for Ramsey Ann Naito
While Tom McGrath flew to New York to get Ramsey Ann Naito on board, what brought her in was that the story is a reflection of her life. She has 3 kids and her eldest was 7 when his brother came into the picture and she totally related to the story because of the emotional story that it brought to life. She hopes the kids love each other one day soon to which Tom McGrath says that will 🙂
The Boss Baby Takeaway
Family is paramount, and love is what it is all about. You will see there are many details that you will be able to relate too. Personally, I love how the inside jokes or the things that made it hard to love our siblings growing up is what brings us together today are brought to the forefront in this movie. Things that used to hurt us are now endearing, and our brother/ sister relationship comes full circle in a celebratory way that will warm your heart on March 31rst onward.