A Beautiful Holiday Musical with Jingle Jangle : A Christmas Journey on Netflix Friday 13 November, 2020

The Netflix holiday extravaganza “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” provides plenty of seasonal razzle dazzle. Writer/director Talbert (Baggage ClaimAlmost Christmas) originally conceived the project as a stage musical, and it’s easy to see its theatrical roots in the lavish production numbers, including an elaborately choreographed (by Ashley Wallen) snowball fight. This is a very star-studded cast with the likes of Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Bonneville, Anika Noni Rose, Madelen Mills, Phylicia Rashad, Ricky Martin, Justin Cornwell, Sharon Rose, Lisa Davina Phillip, Kieron Dyer.

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Synopsis:

A musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event. 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. From the imagination of writer-director David E. Talbert and featuring original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, and “This Day” performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility.

JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY (2020)
Madalen Mills as Journey Jangle.
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JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY (2020)
Phylicia Rashad as Grandmother
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Keegan-Michael Key as Gustafson.
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Madalen Mills as Journey Jangle and Forest Whitaker as Jeronicus Jangle.
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John Legend and Madalen Mills on the set of Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.
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Diaana Babnicova as Young Jessica Jangle and Justin Cornwell as Young Jeronicus Jangle.
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Madalen Mills as Journey Jangle and Anika Noni Rose as Jessica Jangle.
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Forest Whitaker as Jeronicus Jangle.
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The film’s is full of vibrant steampunk visual aesthetic (Talbert inspirations were Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Doctor Doolittle) that matched their eye-popping sets. The energetic musical numbers throughout the movies are heavily infused with R&B but mixing  musical styles which includes traditional Broadway-style ballads as well. This was a beautiful produced film, I am loving the holiday spectacular film starring a mostly African American cast. The representation and diversity of holiday movies are increasing and that inclusion is needing in the space and genre for African American lead magical musicals for the season too! It was beautiful to see. People from all walks of life and backgrounds will enjoy this film, a great way to Making Spirits Bright this holiday season!

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Jingle Jangle is now streaming on NETFLIX

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