Would you ever say no to Santa Claus? Neither could Netflix. “Klaus” is an upcoming English-language animated Christmas comedy film written and directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos in his directional debut, distributed by Netflix.
Co-written by Zach Lewis and Jim Mahoney, the film stars Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones, J. K. Simmons and Joan Cusack.
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.
Netflix acquired the global rights to Klaus in November 2017, and subsequently announced the cast and Christmas 2019 release date.
Klaus is scheduled to be released in select theatres on 8 November 2019, and digitally through Netflix on 15 November.
For more information, visit Netflix.com/klaus