A holiday movie with roots in friendship, bridge-building, and the dying art of letter writing, Klaus is a refreshing take on the origins of Christmas and the well-loved Santa.
The film was a long-waited return to the traditionally-animated medium, departing from the styles of Pixar, Dreamworks, and Disney, and was directed by Spanish filmmaker, Sergio Pablos.
The story is told from the point-of-view of Jesper (Jason Schwartzman), a spoiled and reclusive postman, who’s sent to the desolate Northern town of Smeerensburg in order to establish a postal service. After crossing paths with the hermit-like woodcutter, Klaus (J.K. Simmons), they form an unlikely friendship, and deliver joy to a cold, dark town that desperately needs it.
Klaus is now available for streaming on Netflix.