Friday, January 17 - Thursday, January 23, 2020

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 holiday comedy directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos, KLAUS co-stars Joan Cusack, Will Sasso and Norm Macdonald.

“A stylish return to hand-drawn animation with a look all its own.” – Peter Debruge, Variety

“Consistently delightful visuals. The inventive use of color evokes the work of Mary Blair, the Disney studios’ secret tint weapon from the 1940s to the ’60s.” – Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

  • Country USA
  • Rating PG
  • Running Time 98 minutes
  • Distributor Netflix
  • Director Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martinez Lopez
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil, Closed Captioning, Descriptive Audio

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