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Prep & Landing (2009)

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Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.

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Wayne (voice)
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Magee (voice)
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Timmy Terwelp (voice)
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Dancer (voice)
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Waterkotte (voice)
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Gristletoe Joe (voice)
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Brian (voice)
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Lanny (voice)
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The Big Guy (voice) (as Morgan Sheppard)
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Dasher (voice)
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Thrasher (voice)
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Miss Holly (voice)
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Coal Elf #1 (voice)
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Rev-up elf (voice) (as Stevie Wermers-Skelton)
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Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.

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Lanny and Wayne: The Christmas Elves in Prep & Landing  »

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Trivia

The idea of Santa's elves using "frostbite" as a curse word was previously used in the play 'The Workshop,' which debuted several years before this special aired. See more »

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Lanny: B-b-but that means the Big Guy's passing us by. What about Timmy? What about his Christmas?
Wayne: [sighs] Well I, uh, I never meant that - *this* could happen.
Timmy Terwelp: [Dreaming of Christmas] This will be the best Christmas ever.
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Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: Arthur Christmas (2011) See more »

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Carol of the Bells
Written by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych (as Mykola Leontovych) and Peter Wilhousky (as Peter J. Wilhousky)
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A Christmas special worthy of the Holiday!
27 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

I went into this thinking I would end up watching another boring animated Christmas special but I was surprised. I actually enjoyed it and while I can see why one reviewer thought it was militarized, it's still better than a lot of the animated specials I've seen in the past few years. Yes, we should leave the military out of it and stop prepping the kids for war! There were no angry wolves trying to eat the characters and the humour was not aimed at the adults as is so often the case in animated features these days. I guess having John Lasseter as executive producer helps. I grew up on Frosty, Rudolph, The Grinch and now that I think of it, they also had some darker elements to them but they are and continue to be classics. I don't know if this one will be a classic but the animation is top notch and kids are not fooled by cheap imitations these days.


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