Netflix is getting back into the Christmas business (following its fun The Christmas Chronicles starring Kurt Russell as Santa Claus) with an animated feature called simply Klaus – which tells the origin story of the jolly red-suited one. Klaus will premiere on Netflix on November 15th.
The trailer suggests it will be a fun romp – and we can all use one of those during the hectic holiday season. A selection of first look photos has also been released.
You will be able to stream Klaus here on November 15th.
When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy’s worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva (Rashida Jones), and discovers Klaus (Oscar® winner J.K. Simmons), a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. These unlikely friendships return laughter to Smeerensburg, forging a new legacy of generous neighbors, magical lore and stockings hung by the chimney with care. An animated holiday comedy directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos, KLAUS co-stars Joan Cusack, Will Sasso and Norm Macdonald.
Directed by Sergio Pablos
Starring Jason Schwartzman, JK Simmons, Rashida Jones, Norm MacDonald and Joan Cusack
Produced by Jinko Gotoh, p.g.a Marisa Román, p.g.a and Sergio Pablos, p.g.a, Matthew Teevan,Mercedes Gamero, Mikel Lejarza, Gustavo Ferrada
Original Story by Sergio Pablos
Screenplay by Sergio Pablos, Zach Lewis and Jim Mahoney
Music by Alfonso G. Aguilar
Production Designers Szymon Biernacki and Marcin Jakubowski