“Klaus”, the story of becoming Santa Claus, was released on November 15 and is the first Netflix animated movie.
Netflix counters a view when the movie is watched on an account for at least 70%.
The company also reported that the feature film “Klaus” has been repeatedly viewed by several accounts, and the number of 30 million does not include them.
Made mostly from hand-made animations, the film tells the story of the friendship between a non-serious postman and a solitary confectioner of toys. It was written by Spanish animator Sergio Pablos, the creator of “Despicable Me”, and among those who borrowed the voices of the characters are J.K. Simmons and Jason Schwartzman.
The largest streaming service in the world, Netflix has over 158 million subscribers worldwide, but competition is growing. Disney has withdrawn its films, which are now available on the company’s new platform, Disney +.
As for the children’s and family’s production segment, Netflix also announced that the feature film “Tall Girl” has been viewed on more than 40 million accounts, and the Indian animated series “Mighty Little Bheem”, on 27 million.
The company plans to release more family-friendly animations and movies next year, said Melissa Cobb, vice president of the animation department at Netflix. Future productions include “The Willoughbys”, an adaptation of the eponymous children’s novel, and the musical “Over the Moon”.
In early December, Netflix’s COO, Ted Sarandos, said that Martin Scorsese’s newest movie, “The Irishman,” will cross the 40-million-view threshold in the first month. In December 2018, Sandra Bullock’s “Bird Box” thriller was watched on more than 80 million accounts in the first month.