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Klaus (2019)

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A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place. When Smeerensburg's new postman, Jesper, befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions.

Directors:

Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martínez López (co-director)

Writers:

Sergio Pablos (original story by), Sergio Pablos (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Schwartzman ... Jesper (voice)
J.K. Simmons ... Klaus (voice)
Rashida Jones ... Alva (voice)
Will Sasso ... Mr. Ellingboe (voice)
Neda Margrethe Labba Neda Margrethe Labba ... Márgu (voice)
Sergio Pablos ... Pumpkin / Olaf (voice)
Norm MacDonald ... Mogens (voice)
Joan Cusack ... Mrs. Krum (voice)
Evan Agos ... Ellingboe Boy (voice)
Sky Alexis ... Ellingboe Girl 2 (voice)
Jaeden Bettencourt ... Krum Boy / Jesper's Son (voice)
Teddy Blum ... Small Ellingboe Boy (voice)
Mila Brener ... Ellingboe Girl 3 (voice)
Sydney Brower ... Ellingboe Girl (voice)
Finn Carr ... Ellingboe Boy 1 (voice)
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Storyline

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 Christmas comedy directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos, KLAUS co-stars Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman and JK Simmons. Written by Netflix

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Discover the friendship that launched a legend. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude humor and mild action | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of 10 films from Netflix's 2019 slate that was given a theatrical run for it to qualify for the Academy Awards. Klaus (2019) played for a week in select theaters before being launched to streaming. This ploy proved successful - it joined Marriage Story (2019), The Irishman (2019), The Two Popes (2019), American Factory (2019), The Edge of Democracy (2019) and I Lost My Body (2019) as Oscar nominees for Netflix. See more »

Goofs

When the first batch of children arrive to send their letter to Klaus, one in the middle is holding an envelope in his left hand that says 'Eirik', with 'Mr. Klaus' below it. In a shot from behind the children, this envelope is suddenly seen in the right hand of a child that is far more to the right than he should be. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jesper: [narrating] Letters. You don't really write many these days, do you? But I bet there's one you never forget. Send it off to a certain plump guy in a red suit and, provided you've kept your act together more or less, he'll drop off a toy or two. And yet, no one seems to wonder how the whole thing got started in the first place. This is a story about letters, and it began .. with this one...
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear onscreen until the end of the film. See more »

Connections

Featured in Animation Explosion: Klaus (2020) See more »

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One, Two, Three
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Rare christmas story
15 November 2019 | by caroline_schmidSee all my reviews

A truly heartwarming story. About how little kindnesses can make life more beautiful, children's laughter can warm the heart and Christmas can actually be a beautiful contemplative time.

A truly beautiful Christmas story is told here with humour and love for detail. For young and old. I could watch the film again tight now.. :)


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Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

English | Saami

Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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