Netflix has shared the first trailer for a wonderfully fun-looking new animated film called Klaus, which tells an origin story for Santa Claus.
The holiday comedy was directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos, and it also features a great cast that includes Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Joan Cusack, Will Sasso, and Norm Macdonald.
Here’s the synopsis for, what looks to be, a beautifully made animated feature:
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.