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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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Top Rated Movies #166 | Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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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

When the movie was first in storyboards, the reindeer were drawn eating berries. But through research, the team quickly learned that berries are actually poisonous to reindeer. So it was changed to the reindeer eating clumps of moss, which is what real reindeer usually eat. See more »

Goofs

When Jesper finds himself trapped inside Klaus's barn, he's wearing a cape and scarf. After he lights an oil lamp, the cape and scarf disappear. 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 film title has a clockwork key powering it. See more »


Soundtracks

How You Like Me Now
Written by Daniel Taylor, Kelvin Swaby, Spencer Page, Chris Ellul and Arlester Christian
Performed by The Heavy (uncredited)
(C) Just Isn't Music/The Bicycle Music Company
Authorized by Peermusic Española S.A.U.
Recording provided courtesy of Counter Records
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Wholesome and Original
17 November 2019 | by arcticerikaSee all my reviews

Klaus was a heartwarming animation with a very unique take on the "Christmas origin". I originally put it on as background noise for folding laundry but caught myself sitting on the bed for the entirety of the movie. The animation was really well done and the characters were memorable. I loved the similarities with Tim Burton films. It's nice to have a different Christmas film but that has the spirit nevertheless. One of the best Christmas animations in awhile. Great film!


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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