The Boss Baby: Family Business

2021 film directed by Tom McGrath

The Boss Baby: Family Business (stylized as The Boss Baby: Family Busine$$, also known as The Boss Baby 2: Family Business and in other territories simply as The Boss Baby 2) is a 2021 American computer-animated comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to The Boss Baby (2017). The film's plot follows the now-adult Templeton brothers who are brought back together after the new Boss Baby requests their help to stop a professor from erasing childhoods worldwide. The movie stars the voices of Alec Baldwin, James Marsden, Amy Sedaris, Ariana Greenblatt, Jeff Goldblum, Eva Longoria, Jimmy Kimmel, and Lisa Kudrow.

Directed by Tom McGrath. Written by Michael McCullers. Story by Tom McGrath and Michael McCullers.
Playtime is over. (taglines)
  • [first line] Time is a funny thing. When I was a kid the days lasted forever, but the years... Well, they went by so fast. Before you know it, you’re all grown up. It even happened to me.
  • Once you grow up, you can never go back.
  • Yeah, I guess sometimes you just... you grow up… and... grow apart.
  • Hey, my old… [straining] What did you do?!

Ted Jr. / Boss Baby

  • [as he's being chased by baby ninjas] Oh, my gosh! Oh, my gosh! Oh, my gosh!
  • The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!
  • You want me to be a baby again?
  • Never touch another man's pony.
  • I have a beautiful voice.


  • But, Uncle Ted, I've missed you so much.
  • [after she gets a new pony from Ted] OMG. Uncle Ted is the best!
  • [to her dad, Tim] Don't you think I'm a little old for that now?

Tina / New Boss Baby

  • [first words; to his daddy, Tim] Hi, daddy.
  • I'm in the family business.
  • [to her daddy and uncle] Excuse me. I hate to interrupt, but may I make a suggestion - why don't you both suck it? [tosses two pacifiers into the air and throws them into their mouths]
  • BabyCorp has developed a new super-duper baby formula that can turn a grown-up back into a baby. We have in it cherry, grape, orange, and lime.
  • [to Armstrong] You know, doc, childhood doesn't last forever… but family sure does!


  • You know what they say: it's all about the dough.
  • Tina! What is your problem!
  • [after hearing Tim's voice-mail that was sent to Ted (secretly) by Tina] Well, that was unsettling.

Grandma Janice

  • [staring suspiciously at Tim, a.k.a. Marcos Lightspeed] So, Marcos Lightspeed, is that what you said? Sounds like a cartoon name.
  • [to Tabitha] Sweetheart, I cried, then I went blank.

Grandpa Ted Sr.

  • Smile! [poses for a picture with his granddaughter]
  • Aha! The key still works!
  • Except Tim didn't wear glasses.

Dr. Armstrong

  • Why do parents get to be in charge, anyway? They had their chance, and what do we get? Pollution, politics, wars.
  • We may be small, but we're about to teach grown-ups a big lesson.
  • I even had parents. Mine were child psychologists who made me part of an experiment. [Ted, Jr.: Really?] They expose me to 10,000 hours of Mozart, language lessons, and public radio. [TJ: I hate public radio.] It was at that point, I realized I was smarter than my parents, and with my first step, I ran away from home. Why? They pushed me around. I got told what to do all the time, but a single word changed my life - "No".


  • [in Tim's nightmare] Oh, he broke my arm!
  • You shall not pass!
  • Time's up!
  • [sees a phone] Oh, sweet! Ho who findeth keepeth. [clears throat]


  • Nathan Pickles: You'll be singing a different tune at rehearsal. The wrong tune.
  • Georgo: I like glue. Glue's good.
  • Creepy Girl: [repeated line] I like ponies.


Tim: You know, I'm-I'm sorry we don't see each other anymore.
Ted Jr: A very wise person once told me just because you grow up doesn't mean you have to grow apart.
Tim: Was it Tina?
Ted Jr: Oh yeah.
Tim: [laughs] Oh, it is crazy how smart she is.
Ted Jr: It's like she looks right into her soul.
Tim: I'm sorry that I missed your graduations.
Ted Jr: I'm sorry I missed your one wedding.
Both: I'm sorry I wasn't there for you.


  • Playtime is over.
  • I love casual Fridays.