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Klaus (2019)

Klaus (2019)


Starring the voices of
Jason Schwartzman
J. K. Simmons
Rashida Jones
Joan Cusack

Directed by Sergio Pablos

Klaus is an animated Christmas comedy film written and directed by Sergio Pablos in his directorial debut. The movie is very fun, good and interesting. Sergio Pablos is a Spanish animator and screenwriter best known as the creator of the Despicable Me franchise.
The animation serves as a fictional origin story to the myth of Santa Claus and you can catch this nice animation on Netflix.

From the name you can guess the tale will be about Santa Claus. Then the movie starts with us getting to meet a lazy, good-for-nothing postman named Jesper, who only wants to layabout and enjoy his father’s riches.
The next twenty minutes of the movie is all about Jesper and the animation at that point can make you want to tune off. Reason being the story that followed the animation was more like a long introduction to a really annoying character.
Then we meet Klaus and the movie takes an unexpected swing from why am I watching this, to hmm I wonder how this is going to play out, and it played out well.

The animation states its claim of how self-centered Jesper was and his punishment from his father was to be posted to the North to a cold always snowing town of Smeerensburg. His father promised him he can return to his life of comfort and riches if he can get six thousand letters posted. He gets to know the challenge in that task when he gets to the town, where there were two clans, the Krums and Ellingboes. Both have hated each other for centuries.
Jesper could not get anything done and just got into more trouble than he could have expected. One his wondering to get someone to post a letter he meets an old man living a reclusive life in the woods. He goes into the man’s house since he was not home and sees all the toys the man has been making.
He gets found out and while running away he drops a drawing from a child he met, when he held the drawing hostage until the child posted a letter. It was this drawing that started the journey for the two.
So as not to give anything else away, you have to see this movie to see how this selfish postman and this reclusive toy maker became Santa Claus.

The story behind the tale of Santa Claus in this animation is more than magical it is sensational. I really found myself laughing and being so engrossed with how things were happening.
Here is a movie about one man’s selfish motive ending up pulling together a whole town and how a seed of good deed can grow and spread more good deeds in the weirdest directions.

A keeper and something you should see with the children.


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