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** Itís somewhat played straighter in Superbabies with the villain Bill Biscane having the German accent and the uniform but no swastika insignia.

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* HostileAnimatronics: Sly manages to use the [=BabyCo=] animatronics against the villains during the climax.


Dr. Elena Kinder (Turner), CEO of the Babyco corporation, has formulated a method of child rearing (the Kinder method) meant to produce exceptionally intelligent children. To demonstrate its superiority, she arranged for a pair of identical twin boys to be born to a surrogate mother. One of these twins, Whit, was adopted by Dr. Kinder's niece, Robin (Creator/KimCattrall), and raised as a normal child. The other, Sylvester (nicknamed Sly), was raised in a habitat in Babyco's secret lab, under the guidance of the Kinder method, along with a few other babies. The movie also establishes that babies have their own language and know the secrets of the universe, both of which are forgotten when they "cross over" at age 2. Both Dr. Kinder and Robin's husband Dan (''Series/AllyMcBeal'' star Creator/PeterMacNicol) are researching infant pre-language.

Sly wants to escape the lab, and eventually succeeds, making his way to a nearby mall. Dr. Kinder quickly sends out some of her subordinates (referred to by the babies as her "goons") to find and retrieve him. The next day, however, Whit is taken to the mall, and is accidentally captured and taken to the lab in Sly's place, while Sly is taken back to Robin's house.

At first, Dr. Kinder is horrified when she discovers that she has Whit, not Sly, but then she decides it will be beneficial to her plan, and sends more goons to bring Sly back to the lab too. Whit and Sly organize the babies at the lab and Dan and Robin's day care to stop Dr. Kinder's plan.

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Dr. Elena Kinder (Turner), CEO The film relies on the premise that some babies possess profound knowledge of the Babyco corporation, has formulated a method of child rearing (the Kinder method) meant to produce exceptionally intelligent children. To demonstrate its superiority, she arranged for a pair of identical twin boys to be born to a surrogate mother. One of these twins, Whit, was adopted by Dr. Kinder's niece, Robin (Creator/KimCattrall), universe from birth, but as they grow older and raised as a normal child. The other, Sylvester (nicknamed Sly), was raised in a habitat in Babyco's secret lab, under the guidance of the Kinder method, along with a few other babies. The movie also establishes that babies have their own language and know the secrets of the universe, both of which are forgotten when learn to talk, they "cross over" at age 2. Both Dr. Kinder and Robin's husband Dan (''Series/AllyMcBeal'' star Creator/PeterMacNicol) are researching infant pre-language.

Sly wants to escape the lab, and eventually succeeds, making his way to a nearby mall.
lose all of this knowledge. Dr. Elena Kinder quickly sends out some (Turner), CEO of [=BabyCo=], is studying several such baby geniuses as an experiment to develop the "Kinder Method" of child rearing, which will result in children having superior intelligence as they mature. To demonstrate her subordinates (referred methods are valid, she arranged for a pair of identical twin boys to by the babies as her "goons") be born to find and retrieve him. The next day, however, Whit is a surrogate; one of them, Sly, was taken to the mall, by [=BabyCo=] and is accidentally captured raised and taken to the lab educated in Sly's place, their secret lab, while Sly is taken back to Robin's house.

At first, Dr. Kinder is horrified when she discovers that she has Whit, not Sly, but then she decides it will be beneficial to her plan, and sends more goons to bring Sly back to the lab too.
his brother Whit and Sly organize the babies at the lab and Dan and Robin's day care to stop Dr. was adopted by Kinder's plan.
niece Robin (Creator/KimCattrall) to be raised in a normal environment. Robin's husband Dan (''Series/AllyMcBeal'' star Creator/PeterMacNicol) is researching infant pre-language, and suspects he may be able to remember how to speak to babies in their own language.

Sly manages to escape the [=BabyCo=] lab and runs into Whit at a playground in a mall, and Kinder's goons capture Whit while Robin takes Sly home, each believing they are the other. Sly rallies the other babies at Robin's orphanage to bust into [=BabyCo=] to rescue Whit and stop Kinder's schemes, and Kinder finds out about the switch and tries to recapture Sly and begins experimenting on Whit in the meantime, while the other babies under Kinder's care decide to help Whit.


* BabyLanguage: {{Exaggerated|trope}}}. In this universe all of that gibberish babies do (talking, art, even fumbling around with musical instruments) is actually a super-complicated cypher that requires super-computers to decode.

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* BabyLanguage: {{Exaggerated|trope}}}.{{Exaggerated|trope}}. In this universe all of that gibberish babies do (talking, art, even fumbling around with musical instruments) is actually a super-complicated cypher that requires super-computers to decode.


* AwardBaitSong: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GjKlF9mhl0 A Gift of Love]]" by Music/RandyTravis.

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* AwardBaitSong: "[[https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GjKlF9mhl0 A "A Gift of Love]]" Love"]] by Music/RandyTravis.


* BabyLanguage: UpToEleven: In this universe all of that gibberish babies do (talking, art, even fumbling around with musical instruments) is actually a super-complicated cypher that requires super-computers to decode.

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* BabyLanguage: UpToEleven: {{Exaggerated|trope}}}. In this universe all of that gibberish babies do (talking, art, even fumbling around with musical instruments) is actually a super-complicated cypher that requires super-computers to decode.


* ProductPlacement: A lot of Sony-produced shows and electronics appear, like the Walkman, the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and ''Series/Jeopardy'' playing on Sony TV monitors.

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* ProductPlacement: A lot of Sony-produced shows and electronics appear, like the Walkman, the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and ''Series/Jeopardy'' ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' playing on Sony TV monitors.

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* ProductPlacement: A lot of Sony-produced shows and electronics appear, like the Walkman, the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and ''Series/Jeopardy'' playing on Sony TV monitors.


* UnfortunateName: The babies' nicknames in the first movie are Sly and Whit; one of the babies' in the second film is named Finkleman.


It was followed by a sequel, ''Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2'', which starred Creator/JonVoight, in 2004. Clark planned a third movie, which has been released as a DirectToVideo movie titled ''Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels'' (which was originally going to be a TV show called ''Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators''), but since [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died in 2007]], a new director had to come in, Sean [=McNamara=]. A fourth movie has been released too, and a fifth soon followed.

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It was followed by a sequel, ''Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2'', which starred Creator/JonVoight, in 2004. Clark planned a third movie, which has been released as a DirectToVideo movie titled ''Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels'' (which was originally going to be a TV show called ''Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators''), but since [[AuthorExistenceFailure [[DiedDuringProduction he died in 2007]], a new director had to come in, Sean [=McNamara=]. A fourth movie has been released too, and a fifth soon followed.


* WhamLine: In the sequel;[[spoiler: "You think I went to all this trouble just because dad liked you best?!?"]]

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* WhamLine: In the sequel;[[spoiler: "You sequel; [[spoiler:"You think I went to all this trouble just because dad liked you best?!?"]]


* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "You think I went to all this trouble just because dad liked you best?!?"]]

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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: In the sequel;[[spoiler: "You think I went to all this trouble just because dad liked you best?!?"]]


* AllGermansAreNazis: Implied in the third film. The British have a Literature/SherlockHolmes expy, the French have an [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] expy, the Italians have a [[OliveGarden random pizza baker]], and the Germans have... [[UsefulNotes/TheGestapo Herr]] [[Series/AlloAllo Flick]]?

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* AllGermansAreNazis: Implied in the third film. The British have a Literature/SherlockHolmes expy, the French have an [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] expy, the Italians have a [[OliveGarden [[SpaghettiAndGondolas random pizza baker]], and the Germans have... [[UsefulNotes/TheGestapo Herr]] [[Series/AlloAllo Flick]]?

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* DeathByGenreSavviness: The two mooks listed below under GenreSavvy give Sly the exact same speech about how they know he set a trap to hit them in the groin with a ski and that they won't fall for it by standing in a different spot, only to get hurt anyway when they move out of the way of Sly spitting at them and step right where the ski is.


The film was critically panned; it was ranked by leading film critic Creator/RogerEbert as [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList one of his most hated movies.]] However, despite being savaged on all sides by critics, it made about triple its budget. It was followed by a sequel, ''[=SuperBabies=]: Baby Geniuses 2'', which starred Creator/JonVoight, in 2004. As of May 2019, the first two movies are in the [[Website/{{IMDB}} Internet Movie Database's]] [[http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom Bottom 100 list]], the first at #23 and the second at #3. And even though neither of the original films were extremely successful, Clark planned a ''third'' movie, which has been released as a DirectToVideo movie titled ''Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels'' (which was originally going to be a TV show called ''Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators''), but since [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died in 2007]], a new director had to come in, Sean [=McNamara=]. A ''fourth'' movie has been released too, and a '''fifth''' soon followed.

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The film was critically panned; it was ranked by leading film critic Creator/RogerEbert as [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList one of his most hated movies.]] However, despite being savaged on all sides by critics, it made about triple its budget. It was followed by a sequel, ''[=SuperBabies=]: ''Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2'', which starred Creator/JonVoight, in 2004. As of May 2019, the first two movies are in the [[Website/{{IMDB}} Internet Movie Database's]] [[http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom Bottom 100 list]], the first at #23 and the second at #3. And even though neither of the original films were extremely successful, Clark planned a ''third'' third movie, which has been released as a DirectToVideo movie titled ''Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels'' (which was originally going to be a TV show called ''Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators''), but since [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died in 2007]], a new director had to come in, Sean [=McNamara=]. A ''fourth'' fourth movie has been released too, and a '''fifth''' fifth soon followed.



* OlderThanTheyLook: In the second film, Kahuna is definitely too old to be considered a superbaby; this gets even creepier when we discover he's actually a grown man who never aged past childhood.
** Did we forget to mention he's the [[spoiler: brother of the sixtysomething Bill Biscane]] in this movie?

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* OlderThanTheyLook: In the second film, Kahuna is definitely too old to be considered a superbaby; this gets even creepier when we discover he's actually a grown man who never aged past childhood.
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childhood. Did we forget to mention he's the [[spoiler: brother [[spoiler:brother of the sixtysomething Bill Biscane]] in this movie?

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