An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever.


David E. Talbert
4 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Forest Whitaker ... Jeronicus
Keegan-Michael Key ... Gustafson
Hugh Bonneville ... Mr. Delacroix
Anika Noni Rose ... Jessica
Madalen Mills ... Journey
Phylicia Rashad ... Grandmother Journey
Ricky Martin ... Don Juan Diego
Justin Cornwell ... Young Jeronicus
Sharon Rose ... Joanne
Lisa Davina Phillip ... Ms. Johnston
Kieron L. Dyer ... Edison (as Kieron Dyer)
Miles Barrow ... Young Gustafson
Diaana Babnicova ... Young Jessica
Ria Calvin Ria Calvin ... Granddaughter
Kenyah Sandy ... Grandson


In the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle's (Forest Whitaker) fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it's up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (Madalen Mills) - and a long-forgotten invention - to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within. Written by Netflix

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Discover a world of wishes and wonder.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements and peril | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The location used for Gustafson's factory is the site of the largest operating rotative beam steam engine in the world. A YouTube video of the site can be found by searching on the term "The Biggest Operating Rotative Beam Steam Engine At Crossness." It is an engineering marvel. See more »


When Journey signs her name in "invisible" ink, she starts to sign, then moves the pen away, before returning to the paper to finish. Yet her signature is a perfect single entity. See more »


Ms. Johnston: Grandchildren are like children, only you can give them back.
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Crazy Credits

Throughout the first part of the credits, mechanical toy versions of the characters show their lives after the events of the movie. See more »


Magic Man G
Written by Philip Lawrence, Michael Diskint, Davy Nathan
Produced by Harvey Mason Jr., Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan
Co-produced by Joe London
Performed by Keegan-Michael Key
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User Reviews

Kids fell asleep... 2 hours is just too long
16 November 2020 | by cruzarts-73946See all my reviews

Looks amazing, sounds fantastic; and the costumes are nothing short of glorious. But this film needs to head back to the cutting room and loose about 30 minutes.

with John Legend as producer, it's no surprise that the voices are impressive. The musical numbers and choreography top notch.

The combination of digital animation and live action is seamless.

But this film feels heavy and by the end of it, we were carrying kids to bed.

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Release Date:

13 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey See more »

Filming Locations:

Elm Hill, Norwich, England, UK See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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