Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Has a Black Panther Reference

One of the latest movies on Netflix is Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, and it’s right in time for the holidays. It’s not only being raved about by viewers because it’s the holiday season, but also because it features a Black Panther Easter egg.

A scene from Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

A Christmas Journey Pays Nod to Black Panther

Forest Whitaker, Oscar-winner and star behind the character Zuri in the movie Black Panther, is also the star of the new Netflix movie. It’s still unknown whether the Easter egg was his idea or someone else’s. An Easter egg in a movie is a hidden reference. It can be in the form of a message, image, or feature.

In this case, the Easter egg was a sticker for “The Grand Wakanda Country” that was visible on Jeronicus Jangle’s travel chest. It was on the left side next to other stickers from London, Egypt, and Switzerland. The sticker brought up the question of whether the inventor was a retired Zuri who is under a kind of witness protection program.

The Easter Egg Explained

A scene from the movie Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
The Black Panther Easter egg in the Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey movie is shown as Jeronicus opens up a trunk. The stickers on the trunk are likely to be parts of the world where he’s traveled. What sort of explains it all is that the Easter egg fits perfectly with David Talbert’s creativity and motivation to have Jingle Jangle made.

David Tolbert has been working on Jingle Jangle for 22 years, and while the cast wasn’t aware of any Easter egg, it definitely expresses the magic of what they are as people. According to Phylicia Rashad, or Grandmother Journey in the movie, the Easter egg celebrates Black identities in the movie in a way that other movies don’t. This is also true in terms of musicals. It also shows how important Black culture is in terms of movies and music.