Everyone needs a prequel, even Santa Clause and today, Netflix has released its first trailer for the animated Santa original film, Klaus. In the film, Jason Schwartzman plays Jesper, a failing postman who is stationed above the arctic circle. When he meets an old toymaker named Klaus (JK Simmons), they team up to bring joy to the town of Smeerensburg, and launch a tradition that is now known as Santa Clause. Joining them along the way are Rashida Jones, Joan Cusak, Will Sasso, and Norm Macdonald.

This holiday season, discover the unlikely friendship that launched a legend. Watch Klaus on #Netflix November 15th, 2019.

When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy’s worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva (Rashida Jones), and discovers Klaus (Oscar® winner J.K. Simmons), a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. These unlikely friendships return laughter to Smeerensburg, forging a new legacy of generous neighbors, magical lore and stockings hung by the chimney with care. An animated holiday comedy directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos, KLAUS co-stars Joan Cusack, Will Sasso and Norm Macdonald.