Klaus is a 2019 English-language Spanish-animated Christmas comedy-drama film directed by Sergio Pablos and Carlos Martínez López.
Starring Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones, Will Sasso, Neda Margrethe Labba, Joan Cusack, Sergio Pablos, J. K. Simmons, Norm Macdonald, Reiulf Aleksandersen, Evan Agos and others.
Netflix on Monday, October 07, 2019 released the trailer:
Klaus | Official Trailer | Netflix.
Jesper Johansson (Jason Schwartzman), making an opening narration of the story, is the selfish, lazy and spoiled son of a very wealthy Postmaster General, who has made another attempt to reform Jesper (Yekta Kopan) by enrolling his son into his postman training academy. Jesper deliberately underperforms, forcing his father to finally send him to the distant northern island town of Smeerensburg with the task of posting six-thousand letters within a year. If Jesper fails, then he shall be cut off from the family estate. Upon arriving at the town, Jesper meets ferryman Mogens (Norm MacDonald), and teacher-turned-fishmonger Alva (Rashida Jones), who explain to him the source of the town's nature: it's perpetually warring families - the Ellingboes and the Krums - comprise nearly all of the populace, and hardly exchange words, let alone letters.
Desperately attempting to find a way to post letters from the town, Jesper notices on the map in his office that there is an isolated dwelling at the far end of the island. Investigating, he discovers a reclusive woodsman named Klaus (J.K. Simmons) with a house filled with handmade toys. Terrified by the man's imposing appearance, Jesper flees, while inadvertently leaving behind a sad drawing he had found earlier made by one of Smeerensburg's children. Klaus forces Jesper to lead him to the boy's house depicted in the drawing, and then makes Jesper secretly deliver a toy to the boy inside.
Word of this event spreads to other children, who go to Jesper the next day, each believing that they will receive a toy if they send him a letter. Jesper capitalizes on the idea and goes to Klaus with the proposal of donating the toys in his house; Klaus agrees provided that they operate at night, and that Jesper continues to deliver the toys in secret. Soon, more and more children begin writing letters to Klaus. One night, however, Jesper leaves coal in the stocking of a child who previously bullied him. After being confronted by the same child, Jesper, trying to intimidate him, tells the children that Klaus only gives toys to good children and always knows when any child misbehaves, keeping track of misdeeds with a 'Naughty' List. The acts of kindness the children subsequently perform gradually inspire the rest of the townsfolk to end their ancient disputes, and Alva begins to use most of her funding (which she previously was planning to use to leave Smeerensburg) to reopen her school so she can help the children learn to read and write.
Here is the full cast and characters of Klaus.
The film Klaus was scheduled to be released on November 8, 2019 (United States) by Netflix, Altitude Films and TriPictures.
The duration of the film is 97 minutes. The film's budget is $40 million.
The film Klaus is rated with "PG" rating.
Klaus got high rating from critics.
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