Although we’ve never featured it on the site, this trailer for Disney’s computer animated Christmas special Prep & Landing has been floating around for a few weeks now, and it looks like a half-decent television production. Prep & Landing tells the never-before-told tale of an elite unit of Elves known as Prep & Landing, who prepare the world for Santa’s visit. Led by John Lasseter as executive producer and featuring the voices of Dave Foley and Sarah Chalke, the holiday special will air on ABC on Tuesday, December 1st at 8:30pm, and will be available for streaming on Disney.com starting on December 2nd.
John Lasseter talks about the film in this clip:
And here is a behind the scenes featurette:
Prep & Landing is ABC’s first television special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The half-hour holiday special reveals the never-before-told tale of an elite unit of Elves known as Prep & Landing. Every Christmas Eve, this high-tech organization ensures that homes around the world are properly prepared for a visit from the Big Guy (aka Santa Claus).
After working tirelessly on Prep & Landing for 227 years, an elf named Wayne (voice of Dave Foley) is upset when he doesn’t receive an expected promotion to be the Director of Naughty List Intelligence. Instead, Magee (voice of Sarah Chalke), the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center Coordinator (NPCECCC for short), partners Wayne with Lanny (voice of Derek Richardson), an idealistic rookie who has an undying enthusiasm for Christmas.
During their Christmas Eve mission, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits. Will the elves be able to guide Dasher, Dancer, and the rest of the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh through a raging snowstorm to ensure a Merry Christmas for all?