Netflix is getting in the holiday spirit again. This year, the streaming giant is set to debut another host of original movies for the most wonderful time of the year. And one of those films, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, looks like it could have all the elements needed to become a classic. The movie’s first trailer features a magical toy shop and an evil capitalist. It also stars a young child out to save her family. Plus, it boasts an incredible cast in what promises to be a musical fantasy about the true spirit of the season.
From the official Netflix synopsis:
“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.”
A battle between a kind toy-maker and his evil, greedy apprentice is a perfect holiday movie premise. Especially when combined with a personal element. Netflix says the film “reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility.”
But the story won’t be the only quality that makes the film feel magical. The movie also features original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, and Davy Nathan. Also, Usher and Kiana Ledé perform “This Day,” the catchy new song for the film. From writer-director David E. Talbert, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey also stars Sharon Rose, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Ricky Martin, Kieron Dyer, Justin Cornwell, Lisa Davina Phillip, and Hugh Bonneville.
That’s one heck of a collection of talent both on screen and off. Not a bad present to kick off the Christmas season. The movie jingle jangles its way to Netflix on November 13.
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