We generally aren’t ones to go mad over Christmas inspired movies but our feature (Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey) today is a bit different thanks to the initial impression it gave us. The cast, the crisp cinematography and the storyline look magical (literally). You might be asking, all of this just from a preview? Well, yes, see below for yourself and let us know if this doesn’t create even just an inkling of a good impression…
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.
Netflix just may have an Oscar candidate (yip, you read that correctly) with this one especially in the Best Costume or Animation and very much the Best Original Score categories. It is headlined by Forest Whitaker, Madalen Mills, Keegan-Michael Key, Sharon Rose, Phylicia Rashad among others, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is set to grace our screens on 13 November.