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The Stars of Netflix’s Musical Jingle Jangle Reveal How They Made A Potential New Holiday Classic

Forest Whitaker, Keegan Michael-Key, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, and more talk the magic of mixing Christmas and music, and how they shot those epic showstoppers.

by | November 11, 2020 | Comments

David E. Talbert’s lavish and energetic new musical, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, might just be a modern Christmas classic. The story of a toymaker (Forest Whitaker) and his granddaughter’s (Madalen Mills) quest to recover his most incredible creation yet, after it’s stolen by a rival (Keegan Michael-Key), is full of elaborate musical numbers, heartwarming holiday moments, and songs from the likes of John Legend; critics are eating it up and saying it could go down as a new holiday staple. Ahead of the movie’s release, Rotten Tomatoes Editor Jacqueline Coley spoke to Talbert and stars Whitaker, Key, Mills, Phylicia Rashad, and Anika Noni Rose to ask why music and Christmas are such a perfect pairing, how the cast and crew produced the film’s ambitious musical set pieces, and to discover their personal favorites when it comes to holiday movies.


Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is available on Netflix from Friday, November 13, 2020. 

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