Though October has people gearing up for Halloween, a lot of people are already looking ahead to the Christmas season. It should be a surprise that Netflix has some Holiday specials incoming, and we have a new trailer for the animated film Klaus.
Here’s the official description:
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.
It’s also worth noting that the movie is directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos. If you look close at the child characters, you can see that they almost look like the kids from DM.
I have to say, when I first saw the teaser, I thought it was some kind of prequel to Rise of the Guardians, but it looks to be its own original film. The animation looks fantastic, and I’m all up for a new take on Santa Claus and how the legend came to be.
I’m not holding out any hopes for a connection to the birth of Jesus Christ though.
Catch Klaus when it hits Netflix Nov. 15.