The holidays have been difficult this year, with quarantine among us. Our family has done little things to try and get into the Christmas spirit, which includes excessive cookie making, an extremely large hot cocoa consumption, and movie binging. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a delightful way to get into the Christmas Spirit. This holiday season, my son and I had the amazing opportunity to interview this talented cast, while also prescreening the film.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey hits select theaters and streaming on Netflix November 13th!
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, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility. Featuring original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, and “This Day” performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé.
Here is the audio interview with:
- Director David E. Talbert and Producer Lyn Sisson-Talbert paired
- Madalen Mills, Kieron Dyer, and Lisa Davina Phillip paired
After watching this movie on repeat, sometimes I catch my son humming the tunes from the movie while completing his daily routine, and sometimes…I sing along. This charming film follows a classic theme, while beautifully achieving a long overdue diverse cast. Here’s what this phenomenal cast and director had to ay about the film.