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
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 »
[All goofs for this title are spoilers.]
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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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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 »
Grandpa Me Nie' (Asew Jingle Jangle Remix)
Written by Ronald Appiah
Performed by Bisa Kdei and Mic Flammez See more »
Take it for what it is
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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