Klaus (2019)
First screened in January 2020
Director: Sergio Pablos. Voice Cast: Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Joan Cusack, Will Sasso, Norm MacDonald, Neda Margrethe Labba. Screenplay: Sergio Pablos, Jim Mahoney, and Zach Lewis.

Twitter Capsule: Origin myth for Santa Claus comes across more as primal scene for contemporary thinness of feeling. Lead, tone, design—yuck.

VOR:   I gather there's a technical feat here in terms of blending CGI-derived and hand-drawn animation, and 2D and 3D effects. Fine. It's shrill and garish.

Photo © 2019 Netflix/The SPA Studios/Aniventure/Atresmedia Cine

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Animated Feature

Other Awards:
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Animated Feature

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