Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a musical adventure and a visual spectacle for all ages and its coming to your TV screen via Netflix this festive season.
From the imagination of writer-director David E. Talbert, who gave us First Sunday and Almost Christmas, comes Jingle Jangle, a fresh and spirited family holiday movie.
Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (newcomer Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within.
″Because if we never see it, then how do we know we can be it?”
The cast also includes Anika Noni Rose and Phylicia Rashād.
Talbert first conceived of a Christmas themed project 20 years ago, but it took the birth of his son to re-ignite his idea of a musical extravaganza, but this time he wanted to go forward with a diverse cast, as he told EW.com:
“For me as a father of a little Black boy and an uncle of a little Black girl, it’s important for me to put images of wonder and magic that are universal out in the universe.″ He continued: ″Because if we never see it, then how do we know we can be it?”
Featuring original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, and “This Day” performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey promises to be that feel-good family film to watch with loved ones during the festive season.
Representation, feel-good vibes and a banging soundtrack? Count us in!
Netflix’s Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey will launch globally on Netflix on 13 November 2020.