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‘Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey’ Premieres On Netflix Nov. 13

Diaana Babnicova as Young Jessica Jangle and Justin Cornwell as Young Jeronicus Jangle.
Diaana Babnicova as Young Jessica Jangle and Justin Cornwell as Young Jeronicus Jangle. (Image credit: Gareth Gatrell/NETFLIX)

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, a movie about a toymaker who finds new hope after his granddaughter enters his life, starts on Netflix Nov. 13. Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Bonneville, Phylicia Rashad, Justin Cornwell and Anika Noni Rose are in the cast. 

David E. Talbert wrote and directed the project, which is in select theaters in addition to appearing on Netflix. 

The movie opens as a grandmother, played by Rashad, tells her grandchildren about Jeronicus Jangle, played by Cornwell, an inventor whose apprentice steals his most prized invention, an animatronic bullfighter voiced by Ricky Martin. Jeronicus is distraught and becomes estranged from his daughter. Years later, his granddaughter, played by Madalen Mills, comes to visit. His attitude changes. 

The film is rated PG and runs for just under two hours. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.