Klaus is a 2019 Spanish animated Christmas comedy film directed by Sergio Pablos and Carlos Martínez López (co-director).
Netflix on Monday, October 07, 2019 released the trailer:
Klaus | Official Trailer | Netflix.
Jesper (Schwartzman) is a young man who comes from a wealthy family in the postal business, and is a selfish brat who has no life ambitions whatsoever. When Jesper's high-positioned father enrolls him into the royal postal academy in an attempt to teach him that hard work pays and being from a rich family is not a shoo in to wealth, he deliberately distinguishes himself to be the academy's worst student, and so his father comes up with another plan to teach him a lesson: he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle by his father, with the ultimatum that if he doesn't post 6,000 letters in a year, he will be cut off from the family. He gets into the island's town of Smeerensburg and is shown around by a sarcastic ferry boat skipper who tricks him into ringing the town bell so he can meet the welcoming committee, but instead he finds the town is full of feuding locals who hardly exchange words let alone letters; the towns people are divided and filled with anger, bitterness, hatred and animosity. Trying desperately to come up with a plan for him to get the town and locals to send letters, he notices on the map in his office of a far off little establishment. Investigating, he finds a woodsman named Klaus (Simmons), with a skill of woodworking and a house with lots of handmade toys. Jesper is about to finally give up when unexpected events unfold that give him the idea of Klaus donating his old toys to the town kids, who would ask for them by sending letters. Klaus agrees to Jesper's request of donating his toys, provided that the deliveries will be at night, so he can accompany Jesper on them. When Jesper finds out that many of the kids can't write, he tells them they can simply learn at school, and so they go to local teacher Ms Alva (Jones), who Jesper met back on his first day in town, to learn how. The increasingly developing actions of Jesper and Klaus delivering toys becomes the talk of the town kids, with the nature of said actions making them believe Klaus is not only solely responsible, but he also has certain quirks. Some of these quirks are also said to be magic, such as, despite being a large man, he can enter homes through any chimney, and can get into said homes, leave the kids the toys for them and get out all without being seen: the most astounding of them all is he has a reindeer-pulled sleigh that can fly. When Jesper says to the kids Klaus would not give any toys to bad kids, he goes on to say Klaus always knows whenever any kid is naughty, and their attitude changes, even the town bully, as he also wants to have toys. Their resulting acts of kindness inspire the other townsfolk to do the same.
The film Klaus was scheduled to be released on November 8, 2019 (United States) by Netflix.
The duration of the film is 96 minutes. The film's budget is $40 million.
The film had received a "PG" rating.
Klaus got high rating from critics.
Official website: netflix.com/title/80183187
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