We’re not sure we’re quite ready to consider the idea that Christmas is looming when we have to remind ourselves at least once a week that it’s not May or June, but we could all use some whimsy at the moment and we suspect some of y’all are already eyeing your decorations and ready to start playing your jingle-jangle because you’d rather just dive into the holidays early this year. If so, this one’s for you:
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 and featuring original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, and “This Day” performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility.
Looks cute. It drops on November 13th, giving you plenty of time to get into the mood.
[Photo Credit: Netflix]