Holiday animation movie Klaus features a talented cast of voices, including J.K. Simmons, Jason Schwartzman and Rashida Jones. Directed by Spanish filmmaker Sergio Pablos (Despicable Me), Netflix Original tells a familiar Christmas story, but with a slight twist.
Klaus takes place mainly in Smeerensburg, a sinister place where locals barely speak to everyone and refuse to send their children to school. When a privileged and exiled postal worker, named Jesper, arrives, he discovers that two families have quarreled for centuries. Jesper also meets an elderly carpenter, Klaus, who builds Christmas toys for the children, frustrating the Krum and Ellington clans who prefer to live "resentment and spite"Jesper asks a woman named Alva to help her plan to spread the joy, building on the concept "A true act of good will always triggers another."
J.K. Simmons, whose particular voice made him unforgettable as J. Jonah Jameson in the movie Spider Man movies, voice of the titular character Klaus, and there are many other familiar names in the movie. Here is our guide for Klaus' voices and the characters they play.
Jason Schwartzman as Jesper Johanssen: A student of the Royal Postal Academy exiled in Smeerensburg. Jason Schwartzman is best known for his roles in Wes Anderson's films Rushmore, Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Kingdom of the moonrise, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Island of the dogs.
J. K. Simmons as Klaus: A carpenter who helps to create a new tradition in Smeerensburg. J. K. Simmons won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for Whiplash. He also described J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi Spider Man Movies.
Rashida Jones as Alva: A teacher selling fish because people in Smeerensburg do not send their children to school. Daughter of music producer Quincy Jones, Rashida Jones is best known for playing Ann Perkins in Parks and Recreation and Karen Filippelli in Office.
Will Sasso as Mr. Ellington: A grumpy local of Smeerensburg. Will Sasso was a MadTV member of the cast and played the role of Curly in the film of the brothers Farrelly The three stooges.
Neda Margrethe Labba as Margu: A saami girl who befriends Jesper and receives a sled. Klaus marks the debut of a feature film for Neda Margrethe Labba.
Sergio Pablos as Pumpkin and Olaf: Great characters from different families who find love. In addition to creating the Despicable Me franchise, Klaus' Director Sergio Pablos is best known for writing Small foot, and to animate the movies Rio and Treasure Planet.
Norm MacDonald as Mogens: The sarcastic smuggler who takes Jesper to Smeerensburg. An old Saturday Night Live A member of the cast, Norm Macdonald is best known for his stand-up comedy. He is also the star of Netflix. Norm MacDonald has a show.
Joan Cusack as Mrs. Krum: An inhabitant of Smeerensburg who seeks a clan truce to prevent Jesper and Klaus from spreading joy. Joan Cusack is known for her support for film roles in A hard worker, Big Blank Point, and Charlie's world. She also described Sheila Gallagher in Shameless.
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