Netflix has acquired exclusive global rights of the brand new animated feature film Klaus that will release during the 2019 holiday season. The film marks the directorial debut of Sergio Pablos who wrote and co-created Despicable Me.
Currently under production in Madrid, the family comedy follows a desperate postman who accidentally brings about the creation of Santa Claus.
It has been written by Pablos, Zach Lewis and Jim Mahoney. Actors Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons and Joan Cusack all voice characters in the film.
Pablos’ animation studio SPA Studios and Atresmedia Cine are co-producing Klaus with Jinko Gotoh who was attached with The LEGO movie Sequel, Finding Nemo as executive producer.
The movie uses a combination of traditional and modern animation techniques including complex, interactive lighting and the use of advanced texturing capabilities. Toon Boom Harmony will be providing strategic technological support.