klaus featurette

Christmas has come early for old-school fans of traditional 2D animation. Sergio Pablos‘ Klaus holds the distinction of being Netflix’s first animated feature but it will be doing more than simply offering a twist on the origin story of the old Saint Nicholas. Pablos wants to bring back the age of traditional animation, when CG-animation wasn’t the norm. In a new Klaus featurette released by Netflix, Pablos explains how he married the traditional animation process with CG innovations to create a truly unique-looking film.

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klaus trailer

We haven’t even reached Halloween yet, but how about some Christmas-related entertainment to kick-off your Monday? Next month, Netflix will release their first animated feature: Klaus, a Santa Claus origin story that reveals Old Saint Nick had to be talked into doing his damn job by some random postman. J.K. Simmons and Jason Schwartzman lend their vocal talents to the film, which uses 2D animation in an attempt to recreate the glory days of hand-drawn cartoon movies. Watch the Klaus trailer below.

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