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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

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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.

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David E. Talbert
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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 Jangle
Lisa Davina Phillip ... Ms. Johnston
Kieron L. Dyer ... Edison Latimer
Miles Barrow ... Young Gustafson
Diaana Babnicova ... Young Jessica
Ria Calvin Ria Calvin ... Granddaughter
Kenyah Sandy ... Grandson
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Storyline

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

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Trivia

The snowball fight scene was filmed in the historic Elm Hill area of Norwich, UK. Over 80 local people, some of whom work in the shops and business converted for use in the film, were used as extras. See more »

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Quotes

Ms. Johnston: I know about losing things. But the magic isn't just in what you've lost. It's in what you still have.
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Crazy Credits

The title appears in decorated letters in the second part of the credits, along with a mechanical toy on a bicycle with a parachute and balloon pulling up one of the decorative dividers for the credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Grandpa Me Nie' (Asew Jingle Jangle Remix)
Written by Ronald Appiah
Performed by Bisa Kdei and Mic Flammez
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Take it for what it is
15 November 2020 | by tubby-83970See all my reviews

If you're looking for super deep plot twists and layered story telling then no, you won't find it here. Jingle Jangle may try to cram as much festive cheer into the 2 hour run time as I do with pigs in blankets at Christmas dinner but that doesn't take anything away from the vibe of this film.

Beautiful set design, costumes, cinematography, choreography accompanied by a high end soundtrack by some of the industries' highest award winning creatives gives us a real treat on the eyes and ears.

I'm not into musicals at all but even I couldn't help but get swept up in this little gem of a Christmas musical, nodding my head and tapping my feet to the non-traditional songs we've become accustomed to with typically 'white Christmas' films.

After all of the misery that 2020 has brought to so many, Jingle Jangle is the perfect remedy to put on and forget, even for 2 hours, everything else and feel all warm and fuzzy.

Does it have flaws? Of course. Does it matter in a festive kids musical? No.

Also, Forest Whitaker's performance should not go unnoticed as he proves he is still very much worthy of being the lead actor. Couldn't help but choke up at times (no spoilers here) and who knew he could deliver when it comes to dropping a tune. He should do it more. Madalen Mills also destined to become a superstar.

Take it for how it was intended and you will love it!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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1.85 : 1
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