Where was Jingle Jangle filmed? Norwich and the House Location

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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a musical fantasy film about a disgraced inventor, Jeronicus Jangle (played by Forest Whitaker and Justin Cornwell), and his talented granddaughter, Journey (Madalen Mills).

If Beth from The Queen's Gambit was able to picture an imaginary chessboard with moving pieces on the ceiling of her room, Journey is also a child prodigy who can draw complex equations in the air.

Where was Jingle Jangle filmed

Most of the action takes place in the fictional town of Cobbleton, during a pseudo-Victorian mechanical steampunk era.

The 'emporium of imagination' toymaker shop Jangles and Things and Gustafson's factory are elaborate sets built at Arborfield Studios in Wokingham (in Berkshire, just 37 miles west of London).

However, Jingle Jangle was also filmed in a couple of real, interesting locations in England.

Filming Location in Norwich
The filmmakers found the ideal street to shoot some key scenes in Norwich, the unofficial East Anglia's capital.

Located in the heart of the city, Elm Hill is a historic cobbled lane filled with Tudor period houses.
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The snowball fight scene
The film crew dressed exteriors of store windows to transform this quiet alley into Cobbleton's busy main street.

The battle of snowballs was filmed during the summer using local extras (the lack of snow is pretty obvious). This street was also featured in the 2007 film starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Ricky Gervais, and Peter O'Toole Stardust

Cobbleton Elm Hill
Elm Hill was saved from destruction in the 1920s when the Norwich Society convinced local authorities to buy and preserve the area.

At that time, the city of Norwich which, had been England's second largest city before the industrial revolution was in decline, and Elm Hill had degenerated into a slum town.

Today, most of the houses still belong to the City Council.

Jingle Jangle house
In the real world, Jessica's Nesbitt Cottage (Anika Noni Rose) is called Beech Cottage, and as Findthatlocation.com reported, it's located in the small hamlet of Nether Winchendon near Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire).

The timber-framed structure is a private house owned by an architect, featuring a traditional thatched roof.

The location was only used for the scene when Journey is waiting for the Woodsminster Omnibus to Cobbleton.
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Jingle Jangle Drehorte
Our favorite character is Gustafson (Keegan-Michael Key). He may be driven by greed and thirst for power, but we can't deny his excellent taste erecting a gorgeous art-nouveau factory with a roller-coaster ventilation system that has nothing to envy the Temple of Doom.

The production design is reminiscent of the sets built for the canceled NBC Emerald City series.

The Master of Magnificence lived life in style until the party was over. Ricky Martin voiced his matador companion, Don Juan Diego.

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1 comment:

1- Anonymous - Mar 19, 2023, 11:55 AM
The interior of the Gustafson factory was filmed at Crossness Pumping station in Thamesmead London SE28.


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