Boss Baby is an ‘immature, sometimes greedy businessman’ – not Trump

The director of animated film The Boss Baby has said it is a total coincidence that the title character reminds audiences of Donald Trump.
The suit-wearing newborn says Trumps trademark phrase Youre fired and is voiced by Alec Baldwin, who has become the nations top Trump impersonator on Saturday Night Live. Director Tom McGrath, who is best known for his work on the Madagascar franchise, told comparisons between his title character and the president were a gift or a nightmare, I dont know. Ahead of the release of The Boss Baby on Friday, reviews meditated whether the suit-wearing newborn was meant to be a version of Trump. Stop telling every piece of art is about Trump. Only Boss Baby is about Trump, told Vulture. The Boss Baby review: this is not the Trump-trolling toon youre looking for, extol Rolling Stone. Is The Boss Baby genuinely a cartoon about an newborn Donald Trump ? asked Vanity Fair. Vanity Fair concluded that the newborn chief executive and Trump did not have enough in common for their resemblance to be intentional. This[ newborn] level of competence induces it abundantly clear: this really isnt a Trump parody at all, it told. McGrath told the Hollywood Reporter the youre fired line and other similarities were a total coincidence. Theres an overlap in business guy tropes but no, its in no way based on Trump, he told. Its based on an immature, sometimes greedy tycoon, so if people want to draw their own conclusions about that but no, it genuinely wasnt. McGrath told most of the film, which is based on a childrens book, was written in 2012, and most of the animation was completed before Trump became a serious contender for president. He told Baldwins SNL role was an extra weird coincidence. I guess people can find that connection amusing but I dont think that if you go looking for a political statement in the movie there really is one, he told. If it makes people interested in find the movie, Im glad. If it confuses people from what the movie is really about, then Im sad. Author Marla Frazee, who wrote the book that inspired the film, told the Hollywood Reporter that Baldwins roles on SNL and in Boss Baby resonate on so many levels. Frazee told: Im not quite sure that this is how I would have wanted the countrys trajectory to run, but yes the echoes are very much unbelievable. Read more: www.theguardian.com

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