Christmas bells are ringing early as Netflix has dropped the trailer of its newest Christmas movie. Described as “a visual spectacle for the ages,” Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a musical adventure written and directed by David E. Talbert (First Sunday, El Camino Christmas).
Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within.
The star-studded cast includes Forest Whitaker (Black Panther, The Last King of Scotland) as toymaker Jeronicus Jangle, Keegan-Michael Key (Toy Story 4, The Lion King) as his trusted apprentice, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad (Creed, Empire), Hugh Bonneville, Ricky Martin (American Crime Story) voicing tiny matador toy Don Juan Diego and newcomer Madalen Mills as Jeronicus’ granddaughter Journey. It features an original soundtrack by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan with This Day, performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé.
The film is produced by John Legend, Mike Jackson, David E. Talbert, Lyn Sisson-Talbert and Kristin Burr. Production companies involved are Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Get Lifted Film Company and 260 Degrees Entertainment.
Jingle Jangles: A Christmas Journey will stream on Netflix from 13 November 2020, and will also release in selected theatres.