•   
  •   

World Netflix's 'Jingle Jangle' creator says the lack of diversity in classics like 'Willy Wonka' inspired his movie

15:56  25 november  2020
15:56  25 november  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

Britney Spears at 39, still caught up in controversies

  Britney Spears at 39, still caught up in controversies Britney Spears at 39, still caught up in controversies

Netflix ' s ' Jingle Jangle ' creator says the lack of diversity in classics like ' Willy Wonka ' inspired his movie . During a recent interview with IndieWire, Talbert said that the inspiration for the film came after failing to share some of his own favorite family musicals like " Willy Wonka & the

But when his apprentice (Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation , it’ s up to his precocious granddaughter (Madalen Mills) to retrieve all that “If you look at my catalog before ‘ Jingle Jangle ,’ it’ s hard to say [that] this same guy was going to do this expensive, epic, visual effects-heavy

Phylicia Rashad et al. sitting at a table: Phylicia Rashad stars and narrates Netflix's 'Jingle Jangle.' Phylicia Rashad stars and narrates Netflix's 'Jingle Jangle.'
  • David E. Talbert said the inspiration for his Netflix film "Jingle Jangle" came after his son asked to play with his LEGOs while he showed him classics like "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."
  • Talbert said that he realised his son "wasn't into it at all" because he didn't see himself reflected in the films. "He has Black Panther and Miles Morales on his wall," he said.
  • At that point, Talbert decided to create a musical that could reflect the experiences of children of colour around the world.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Filmmaker and playwright David E. Talbert is fresh off the release of his new Netflix musical "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey."

Meet the stars with criminal parents

  Meet the stars with criminal parents Not every star is born with a silver spoon in their mouth. Some popular public figures had it hard in life. This is especially true for celebrities who grew up with criminal parents. Intrigued? For some truly harrowing stories, click on and meet the celebs with criminal moms and dads.

Netflix . Unlimited tv shows & movies . Try 30 days free. Sign in. Jingle Jangle : A Christmas Journey. 20206+ 1h 59mChildren & Family Movies . Decades after his trusted apprentice betrayed him, a once-joyful toymaker finds new hope when his kind and curious granddaughter

I like getting presents, of course, who doesn't love that? I'm just not very into the spectacle of the But what I do love, is a good holiday movie - especially ones that are unconventional and aren't the Jingle Jangle : A Christmas Story isn't one of those. It' s incredibly cheesy and absurd, but it' s such a

During a recent interview with IndieWire, Talbert said that the inspiration for the film came after failing to share some of his own favourite family musicals like "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" with his 4-year-old son.

"He just wasn't into it at all," Talbert said, and after a while, he abandoned the films and asked if he could go and play with his LEGOs.

a man sitting at a table: Forest Whitaker in David E. Talbert's 'Jingle Jangle.' Forest Whitaker in David E. Talbert's 'Jingle Jangle.'

"As he walked away, I looked at him, I looked at the screen, and I realised he doesn't see himself in the film," Talbert continued. "But this was my childhood because there were no other options for diversity of representation on the screen at the time.

"He has Black Panther and Miles Morales on his wall. So that's when I thought, it's time to do it, because if my son is experiencing this, how many sons and daughters of colour around the world want to see themselves represented as well?"

The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Jingle Jangle' to 'The Grinch'

  The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Jingle Jangle' to 'The Grinch' Christmas movies like "Jingle Jangle" were popular on Netflix this week. Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular movies on Netflix every Friday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix users aren't waiting until next month to get into the Christmas spirit. Several Christmas-themed movies were popular on Netflix this week, from its new original "Jingle Jangle" to two "Grinch" movies.

Netflix and third parties use cookies and similar technologies on this website to collect information about your browsing activities which we use to analyse your use of the website, to personalise our services and to customise our online advertisements. Netflix supports the Digital Advertising Alliance

Photograph: Netflix . ‘A sparky delight’: Madalen Mills with Forest Whitaker in Jingle Jangle . Jeronicus Jangle (Forest Whitaker) is a genius toy inventor whose creations delight children and adults alike. But he has to learn to love, and invent, again after his greatest creation and his career are

As a result, Talbert decided to write and direct "Jingle Jangle" â€" Netflix's first original live-action holiday musical â€" and the film stars a predominantly Black cast including Anika Noni Rose ("The Princess and the Frog"), Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, and Phylicia Rashad who Insider spoke with about the project.

During the wide-ranging interview, Rashad said that working on the film was a wholly unique experience. "I'd never seen anything like it in my life," she said.

Talbert also told IndieWire that he originally approached both Universal and Disney with the film, and they liked the idea but ultimately decided to not moving forward, allowing Netflix to step forward.

"Netflix is a global company, so they understand that there are people of colour all around the world. They want to reach those people, and so they took a big bet on me," he said. "Now, the path to get it to the stage is obvious, and that's what I am gearing up for: a perennial Broadway production of 'Jingle Jangle.'"

Read More:

Phylicia Rashad says her new Netflix musical 'Jingle Jangle' is her 'Harry Potter moment'

The 101 best movies to watch on Netflix right now

110 movies you need to see in your lifetime

Lewis Hamilton reveals he's 'closed the door' on Ferrari .
Lewis Hamilton, 35, the only black driver ever in Formula 1 from the 750 that have competed since the sport began, has been vocal on diversifying motorsport and leading the fight for change.Hamilton's success in F1, which has seen him equal Michael Schumacher's seven world championship titles this season with three races to spare, has seen talk of a swan-song at Ferrari ever-present.

usr: 1
This is interesting!