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Entertainment Netflix's Klaus director explains how the Christmas movie was inspired by Batman Begins

04:27  01 august  2021
04:27  01 august  2021 Source:   digitalspy.com

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Related: Why Netflix ' s Klaus is the Christmas movie you need this year. " Batman Begins was a particularly poignant eye-opener. It seemed like a great story-telling exercise to take an existing character and to come up with an origin story that felt contemporary. "I went looking for historical or fictional characters that might lend "We consciously decided to downplay the 'magic' element as much as we could, so our characters could drive the story though a believable storyline. "It seemed that was the best way to portray our take on the Christmas Spirit, which is ultimately what Klaus is about."

Netflix is getting into the holiday spirit with Klaus , the streaming giant' s first original animated film. The Christmas story tells the tale of Santa Claus in an unexpected way: It finds an ambitious but rather clumsy postal worker aiming to brighten up the spirits of local townspeople by delivering toys and good cheer. That classic story with a modern twist comes courtesy of director Sergio Pablos, one of the creative minds behind pop culture phenomena like Despicable Me and the Minions. Pablos walks viewers through this new featurette to explain how the story of Klaus came about, his modern

Klaus has been warming hearts since it dropped on Netflix in November – but it seems that the adorable Christmas movie actually has an unusual origin story.

a person wearing a costume: Klaus director and co-writer Sergio Pablos exclusively discusses the unexpected origin story of the Netflix Christmas movie. © Netflix Klaus director and co-writer Sergio Pablos exclusively discusses the unexpected origin story of the Netflix Christmas movie.

Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, director Sergio Pablos, who also co-wrote the movie with Jim Mahoney and Zach Lewis, said: "I was interested in the slew of origin stories that started to pour out around the early 2010s.

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Luckily, Netflix has gift-wrapped a new Christmas classic for us in Klaus , the beautifully animated original tale that features the voice work of Jason Schwartzman, JK Simmons, Rashida Jones, Norm MacDonald, and Joan Cusack. The story hails from Despicable Me / Minions franchise architect I had a chance to chat with Pablos about all aspects of the animated holiday film, including the inspiration for the idea to go back before the existence of Santa Claus and tell the story of how he became a worldwide icon. Pablos also praised his talented cast and crew for pulling off such a daunting task.

Klaus director explains why there won't be a sequel to Netflix Christmas movie . "Anything you were to put between those two would do away with the basic intent of this film." Director Sergio Pablos, who also co-wrote the movie with Jim Mahoney and Zach Lewis, exclusively told Digital Spy: "The idea was always to finish the movie by laying our version of Santa at the feet of the audience, and saying, 'And this is where your Santa starts.' "We wanted to make sure we did not interfere with your own experience of Santa, but to offer a possible explanation of how we got there.

"Batman Begins was a particularly poignant eye-opener. It seemed like a great story-telling exercise to take an existing character and to come up with an origin story that felt contemporary.

"I went looking for historical or fictional characters that might lend themselves to this, and I never thought that search would take us to Santa Claus, but here we are."

Pablos also admitted that there were certain things he didn't want to include just for the sake of making it feel more like a Christmas film.

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"There are many tropes that are a bit abused, so we wanted to stay as original in our choices as we could," he said.

"We consciously decided to downplay the 'magic' element as much as we could, so our characters could drive the story though a believable storyline.

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Klaus is a 2019 English-language Spanish Christmas film written and directed by Sergio Pablos in his directorial debut, produced by his company Sergio Pablos Animation Studios and distributed by

Netflix and Sergio Pablos Animation Studios: Klaus (still). Pablos’ background is in traditional “We all had similar experiences of looking at development artwork and being so inspired by the individual It all begins when Jesper shows Klaus a note written by one of the town’ s children, and in return Far from destroying the magic of Christmas , the tiny sprinkling of magic that does arise is subtle, just

"It seemed that was the best way to portray our take on the Christmas Spirit, which is ultimately what Klaus is about."

Klaus is available to watch now on Netflix.

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