JINGLE JANGLE! A BLACK FAMILY’S PERSPECTIVE

Written By Zion Danielson

Christmas time is always a special time of the year.

For some people, it’s the season of holiday cheer, music, food, and long-standing traditions. For us, a lot of joy comes around Christmas time because we know it means a break.

Yes. It’s the time of year we can sit back, put our feet up, watch some movies, catch up on some tv shows, and eat well.

This year we decided to make a list of all the holiday movies we wanted to watch. We’d cut the movies out, put them in a bowl, and pick them at random.

Out of all the movies we’ve watched this season one movie stuck out to us a lot. If you’ve read the title then you already know. Jingle Jangle A Christmas Journey. A story about a beloved toymaker, Jeronicus, whose book of inventions is stolen by his own apprentice. With nothing left his life changes drastically driving everyone away until visited by his grandaughter Journey.

A little girl who shares the same gift as him, she takes him on a journey, hence the name, to take back what’s been stolen and restore all for before Christmas.

This was an outstanding musical featuring Forest Whittaker as Jeronicus, Madalen Mills as little Journey, Keegan-Michael Key as Gustafson, the evil apprentice, and more. An amazing cast, a great story, and a stunning soundtrack.

This movie definitely had us engaged and in the end, left us very pleased. It’s a perfect movie for the family this season.

Of course, we all had something to say about it. Let’s hear from the team. Shall we.

What did you think about the Movie Jingle Jangle?

IZZY
Being the one who suggested the movie to the family, I enjoyed the movie as a whole, but my favorite part was probably the songs/soundtrack within the movie. It showcased all of the actors’ ability to act very well and sing well, and you could feel the emotions behind the singing parts that each character held in the song. I now have been listening to the soundtrack from the movie on repeat, and I love that it’s not traditional Christmas songs, despite it being a Christmas movie (meaning I can listen to the soundtrack year-round, lol).
ZION
Omg, I loved It! Since the 2014 Annie, with Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhan√© Wallis, I haven’t been met with a musical that I’ve enjoyed yet until I watched Jingle Jangle. This movie definitely is going down in the books as one of the best black musicals of all time.
MARCIA
I enjoyed Jingle Jangle because of the colors, the costumes, the music, and knowing that the couple who created the film were people of color and they worked collaboratively together to produce it in excellence.
DAMON
I thought it was colorfully creative. I really enjoyed seeing a large black cast. It’s a fun, family-friendly, original production. Perfect holiday movie!

Well, you’ve heard it from the team. They loved the movie! The team loved the movie so much, we decided to take out the time to do something about it.

Jingle Jangle A Christmas Journey inspired us to create this video. Below, watch as one of our team members creates an amazing digital painting from the movie.

Amazing right?”

This is a perfect example of how astounding films can inspire people to do amazing things.” – Zion

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DIGTOONS GIVES A JOLLY GIFT THIS SEASON!!

Written By Zion Danielson

DIGTOONS Media was feeling generous this season. The team decided to give away sixteen Champion Coloring books to a group of kids at a child care center called Sheltering Arms. Mr. Morris Mapp was so excited to hear that each and every one of his kids were going to take home a Champions Coloring Book this holiday season.

The team, of course, was excited to do a giveaway. Let’s hear from a few of them.

What did you think of the idea or the reaction of giving away a bunch of coloring books to a group of kids to take home for the holidays?

ZION
“I could just see the smiles on their little faces or maybe imagine how focused they looked when coloring in the books.”
MARCIA
“It was an exciting feeling giving a product away that you knew was going to impact the lives of young people of color.”
DAMON
“It was refreshing and nostalgic. Reminding me of the joys of being a child that age receiving an amazing gift wrapped with your name on it.”

The Champions coloring books weren’t the only thing given to the kids. DIGTOONS sent the kids this video to watch before they received the coloring book.

“Words can’t describe the excitement and joy we felt in our hearts from seeing the kids with their coloring books.” – Zion

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Newly Released Black Superheroes Coloring Book

Hello Friends and Family!

Because of your love for children and passion to see them develop into their bright futures, I want to share an empowering piece of media that will encourage their self-worth and assist them in celebrating their identity.
As our nation acknowledges African-American history this month, what better time to introduce our children to a new team of Superheroes that will help them celebrate how beautiful and super they really are. 
Welcome “the Champions” into your home, into your classrooms, and into the lives of our young boys and girls through this one-of-a-kind coloring book.

DIG TOONS Media Lab coming soon!

DIG TOONS Media Lab, our YouTube channel, is in it’s developmental phase. It will introduce creative media, behind the scenes footage, and provide interactive opportunities to join in the creation experiences. The Lab will also provide insight into the heart of DIG TOONS Media creators – why we exist, what we do, who we do it for, and why we’re inviting you to join us.