THE BOSS BABY
TOM MCGRATH (Director) Tom McGrath, director of DreamWorks
Animation's March 2017 release The Boss Baby, has been working in the field of
entertainment for more than 20 years. A multifaceted talent, McGrath also
starred in, and executive produced, DreamWorks Animation's Penguins of
Madagascar, which was released on November 26, 2014.
Following the runaway success of 2005's box-office hit Madagascar, for which he
directed and voiced the lead penguin "Skipper", McGrath reprised the same roles
in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. In
addition, McGrath voiced Skipper for the Penguins of Madagascar TV show on
Nickelodeon, and the short films; The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper,
Merry Madagascar and Madly Madagascar.
Outside of the Madagascar franchise, McGrath directed 2010's Megamind, and has
just wrapped directing The Boss Baby, which is scheduled for release March 31st,
Prior to joining DreamWorks Animation, McGrath worked in the areas of story and
concept design for such features as Cats & Dogs and How the Grinch Stole
Christmas. He also worked as an animator and story artist on such animated films
as Space Jam and Cool World. His television work includes directing on The Ren &
Stimpy Show, as well as other projects for Nickelodeon. In addition, Tom has
worked on the shorts Herd and The Thing What Lurked in the Tub and as a
directing animator on national commercials for Coors Light and Subaru.
Tom graduated from the Character Animation program at Cal Arts after studying
Industrial Design at the University of Washington.
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