Jesper Johanssen is the main character of Klaus. He happens to be a son of a wealthy family who is lazy during his job as a postman. This lead to Jesper being sent to an island above the Arctic Circle by his father with a circumstance that he must post 6,000 letters within a year or else he'll be cut off from his family.
Why He Rocks
- Let's start off with character development. At first, he starts off as a selfish and lazy jerk who started to become a kind man throughout the course of the film. He wanted to go follow his selfish desires while he was at Smeerensburg, but things have changed.
- Surprisingly enough, he does prove himself to be a competent postman once he gets motivated. Sure, he does some mistakes like kicking fragile packages down a staircase, but it's worth noting that he does have a brilliant side.
- At the end of the film, he wants to stay in Smeerensburg because he and Klaus made it a better place. Even his dad allows him to stay in the said island. You see, the reason being is that he originally did want to leave the island, but he stayed because of his experience working in Smeerensburg.
- He has contributed to making the myth of Klaus grow among Smeerensburg's children which caused Jesper and Klaus to deliver more toys albeit in some circumstances like being on the nice list.
- His relationship with Alva also starts to become more prominent. You see, both never wanted to be in Smeerensburg yet they have some good reasons as to why they stayed, and both got married in the end.
- Now let's talk about Klaus and Jepser. Their friendship is unlikely yet they started to be buddies as time went on.
- Overall he learned from spending time with Klaus, Alva, and Márgu.
- His character in the film goes to show you that just because he went from riches to rags, does not always mean that a bad ending would occur. You see, you don't need to be insanely rich to live a happy life now that he lives in Smeerensburg.
- He's very well animated which goes to show you that he's one of those prominent characters that can still show audiences that 2D traditional animation isn't even dead.
The Only Bad Quality
- In the beginning of the film, he starts off as unlikeable at first where he's selfish.