ABC Film Challenge – Animation – K – Klaus (2019)
Director: Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martinez Lopez
Writer: Jim Mahoney, Zach Lewis (Screenplay) Sergio Pablos (Story)
Starring: (Voice Talents) Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Will Sasso, Neda Margretha Labba, Sergio Pablos, Norm MacDonald, Joan Cusack
Plot: 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.
Runtime: 1 Hour 36 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Klaus starts when a young postman Jesper is forced to leave his privilege home to head to a small town Smeerensburg. Where the residents don’t communicate well, because of a rivalry through the town.
It doesn’t take Jesper long to learn that this isn’t going to be a easy job. He meets reclusive toy maker Klaus, which sees the two make a connection. As they teach the children of the town to write letters, asking for toys. Seeing the dark town, get filled with a sunlight. As the children look to help change the opinions of the residents, creating a new tradition.
Thoughts on Klaus
Klaus is an animated movie that will look to dive into the history of Christmas. Bringing out a new idea of where it could have come from. Showing how it could have brought people together in life. Klaus is a movie that will look to pull on the heart strings. When it comes to seeing how and why Klaus has stepped away from the life with people. While Jesper is a character that has come from everything, looking to get back there at any means necessary.
Klaus is filled with plenty of messages about making life better for the people around you, which deep down in the meaning of Christmas, coming together for the people we see the most in life. If we are going to put this in the conversation for best Christmas movies, it would become a welcome addition to this conversation, getting deeper down with meaning of what it is all about.
Final Thoughts – Klaus is a delightful Christmas movie, filled with so much heart.