Baby Geniuses is a 1999 family-oriented comedy film directed by Bob Clark, rated PG for "some rude behavior and dialogue". It stars Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd.
Computer-generated imagery effects were used to digitally superimpose moving lips over babies' mouths, an effect similarly used in Clutch Cargo, but many critics pointed the effect out as being unnerving.
In 2004 it was followed by a sequel, Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2, which had an even worse critical reaction than the original and also bombed at the box-office. Both films currently reside in Internet Movie Database's Bottom 100 list.
Two scientists, Dr. Elena Kinder (Kathleen Turner) and Dr. Heep (Christopher Lloyd), use genius baby studies to fund their BabyCo theme park. At age two, the children are due to 'cross over', learn to talk, and forget their universal knowledge.
One mischievous toddler, Sylvester, labeled Sly, makes repeated attempts to escape the "Kinder" lab and one night, he actually succeeds. What Sly does not expect is to run into his twin, Whit, in a mall playground. Although Sly and Whit share a telepathic bond, they have no idea of each other's existence. While the guards from the lab