On Netflix this November 13, Jingle Jangle: An Enchanted Christmas is a family fantasy tale in which Forest Whitaker plays an old toy maker who, with the help of his granddaughter, gives birth to a cute little robot.
As Christmas approaches, Netflix is releasing its first films aimed at children and families with the theme of the holiday season, and all that goes with it. Jingle Jangle: An Enchanted Christmas illustrates this trend: this fantastic family tale is about toys</strong> .
Far from his roles in Bird , Ghost Dog or The Last King of Scotland , Forest Whitaker plays Jeronicus Jangle, the tired old inventor, who receives his granddaughter (Madalen Mills) at home, ready to help him give back colors at his toy store.
Come and mix the colors yourself
The invention that will make the difference is Buddy, a cute little robot with impressive abilities , who becomes friends with the young heroine, and is soon coveted by the former traitorous apprentice of Jangle, turned into a toy mogul (played by Keegan-Michael Key, famous for his comedy duet with Jordan Peele).
Directed by David E. Talbert ( A Christmas in El Camino ), the film also features Hugh Bonneville (the Downton Abbey series), Phylicia Rashad ( Creed , and its sequel) and Anika Noni Rose (who doubles as Tiana in the film). Disney The Princess and the Frog ). As well as Ricky Martin, who unexpectedly lends his voice to Don Juan Diego, the toy that assists the villain of the story.
The trailer suggests, above all, that the film is produced with blockbuster means and seeks to offer families a great spectacle at all costs: sets, costumes and imaginary toys that are more than sparkling. But also scenes like a musical , where the songs are composed by John Legend, and interpreted among others by the rapper Usher.
With a starting point reminiscent of The Merveilleux Magasin de Mr Magorium , with Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman, and a robot-mascot whose appearance is somewhat reminiscent of Wall-E , Jingle Jangle: An enchanted Christmas promises to be little classic Christmas story. It will show, a priori, a sad grandfather and his granddaughter who is just as much rediscovering their joy of living together at Christmas. What to give us a little hope in this pandemic period.
The film has been available on Netflix since November 13.