Disney’s Prep & Landing hit store shelves this week. Prep & Landing is already a classic Christmas special and this is only its third Christmas season! Originally airing in November 2009, it became an instant favorite with viewers when it emerged as TV’s #1 holiday special. It was also the highest kids rating (kids ages 2-11), for any primetime telecast on broadcast TV in 2009. Since its first broadcast debut, the special has gone on to win an Emmy® Award in 2010 for Outstanding Animated Program, an Annie Award in 2010 for Best Animated Television Production and a Visual Effects Society Award in 2010 for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or a Special.
My family has tuned in both in 2009 and 2010 to watch and record it on our DVR so we could watch it over and over again! Well, now we can watch it any time we want because it is on DVD. We actually watched it twice in preparation for this post.
Prep & Landing is an adorable holiday story about a high-tech team of elves who ensure homes around the world are properly prepared for their visit from Santa. After working for a tireless 227 years, an elf named Wayne (voiced by Dave Foley) is upset when he doesn’t receive an expected promotion. Instead he is partnered with an idealistic rookie elf named Lanny (voiced by Derek Richardson) to execute a special Christmas Eve mission. While on their journey, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits and ultimately threaten Christmas for children around the world. But in the end, these two elves work together to guide Santa through a raging snowstorm in order to save Christmas.
The DVD includes Prep & Landing plus all of these bonus features:
Prep & Landing Stocking Stuffer Shorts:
- “Tiny’s Big Adventure“ – The assistant to the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center is trying to make a pot of coffee and in the process, accidentally ruins the elves’ break room
- “Operation Secret Santa” – Lead elves Lanny and Wayne are sent on a special assignment by Mrs. Clause (voice of Betty White) into Santa’s office
Prep & Landing Kringle Academy Training Videos – Entertaining Elf training videos shot in Santa’s workshop
- Elfdate.com/The Fruitcake Factory/Spa Navidad
- Welcome to Kringle Academy
- Kringle Academy Equipment Training
- Academy Do’s and Don’ts