Netflix's New Holiday Movie Musical Already Has the Internet Buzzing—Here’s What You Need to Know

If you're up for a star-studded, musical adventure to lift your spirits this holiday season, then Netflix has got you covered with their first-ever live-action musical, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. Even better? We've already got a full trailer and release date.

Set in the fictional town of Cobbleton, the Christmas film will follow the journey of a talented inventor named Jeronicus Jangle (portrayed by Forest Whitaker). When his longtime apprentice betrays him by stealing his most treasured creation, he loses hope. But that all changes when he gets a visit from his young granddaughter, Journey (played by Madalen Mills), a few decades later.

The upcoming movie is directed by David E. Talbert and produced by Talbert, John Legend, Mike Jackson, Lyn Sisson-Talbert and Kristin Burr. It features an all-black leading cast and will star quite a few famous names, including Legend, Keegan-Michael Key and The Cosby Show's Phylicia Rashad. Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville, Ricky Martin, Anika Noni Rose and Lisa Davina Phillip will also appear in the film.

Aside from starring in and producing the movie, Legend will also have original songs for the movie's soundtrack, along with artists Usher and Kiana Ledé.

During his previous interview with Entertainment Weekly, the director shared why it's been a long-time goal for him to create a family-friendly musical that features a diverse cast. Talbert said, "For me as a father of a little Black boy and an uncle of a little Black girl, it's important for me to put images of wonder and magic that are universal out in the universe. Because if we never see it, then how do we know we can be it?"

The holiday movie will premiere on Netflix on Friday, Nov. 13, so be sure to mark your calendar!

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