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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)

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Zach Lewis (screenplay by), Jim Mahoney (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rashida Jones ... Alva (voice)
Jason Schwartzman ... Jesper (voice)
Joan Cusack ... Mrs. Krum (voice)
J.K. Simmons ... Klaus (voice)
Norm MacDonald ... Mogens (voice)
Will Sasso ... Mr. Ellingboe (voice)
Sergio Pablos Sergio Pablos ... Pumpkin / Olaf (voice)
Mila Brener ... Ellingboe Girl 3 (voice)
Neda Margrethe Labba Neda Margrethe Labba ... Margu (voice)
Sydney Brower ... Ellingboe Girl (voice)
Teddy Blum ... Small Ellingboe Boy (voice)
Emma Shannon ... Creepy girl 1 (voice)
Amanda Philipson ... Ellingboe Councilwoman (voice)
Julian Zane ... Krum Boy (voice)
Sky Alexis ... Ellingboe Girl 2 (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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(Rated PG for rude humor and mild action) | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

English | Saami

Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Klaus See more »

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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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Trivia

The fictional town of Smeerensburg was based on Smeerenburg, an actual town that existed in Norway. It used to be a prosperous whaling post during the 17th Century. 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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The title doesn't appear onscreen until the end of the film. See more »

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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Happiest Episode: D (2019) See more »

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Don't Mess With The Postman
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Well done.
15 November 2019 | by c-bevanSee all my reviews

For my first holiday movie of the season this is a must see. Well written and beautifully done, also absolutely hilarious yet so heartwarming.


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