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Writers:
Stevie Wermers (written by) &
Kevin Deters (written by) ...
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Release Date:
8 December 2009 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
One of the Best Christmas Shorts Out There See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Dave Foley ... Wayne (voice)

Sarah Chalke ... Magee (voice)

Mason Vale Cotton ... Timmy Terwelp (voice)

David DeLuise ... Dancer (voice)

Peter Jacobson ... Waterkotte (voice)

Lino DiSalvo ... Gristletoe Joe (voice)

Derek Richardson ... Lanny (voice)

William Morgan Sheppard ... The Big Guy (voice) (as Morgan Sheppard)

Nathan Greno ... Dasher (voice)

Hayes MacArthur ... Thrasher (voice)

Kasha Kropinski ... Miss Holly (voice)

Adam Shapiro ... Coal Elf #1 (voice)

Kevin Deters ... Brian (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William J. Caparella ... Hanger Elf (voice) (uncredited)

Terri Douglas ... Girl Elf (voice) (uncredited)

Anne Lockhart ... Mission Control Elf (voice) (uncredited)

Stevie Wermers ... Rev-up elf (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Kevin Deters 
Stevie Wermers  (as Stevie Wermers-Skelton)
 
Writing credits
Stevie Wermers (written by) (as Stevie Wermers-Skelton) &
Kevin Deters (written by)

Chris Williams (story)

Produced by
John Lasseter .... executive producer
Jenni Magee-Cook .... associate producer
Dorothy McKim .... producer
Chris Williams .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Giacchino 
 
Film Editing by
William J. Caparella 
 
Casting by
Jamie Sparer Roberts 
 
Production Design by
Mac George 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Edward Harkness  (as Andy Harkness)
 
Production Management
Dale K. Brodt .... production department manager
Brent W. Hall .... post-production supervisor
Susan Jones .... production department manager
Heather Lanza .... production department manager
Collin Larkins .... production department manager
 
Art Department
Lauren Airriess .... visual development
Lorelay Bove .... art department
James Finn .... art department
Shiyoon Kim .... art department
Joseph Mateo .... storyboard artist
Bill Perkins .... art department
Bill Schwab .... art department
Jeff Turley .... art department
 
Sound Department
Dane A. Davis .... sound designer
William R. Dean .... sound supervisor (as Bill R. Dean)
William R. Dean .... supervising sound editor (as Bill R. Dean)
David E. Fluhr .... sound mixer
Gabriel Guy .... original dialogue mixer
Dean A. Zupancic .... sound mixer (as Dean Zupancic)
Marla McGuire .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Marla McGuire .... foley supervisor (uncredited)
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
David A. Whittaker .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Charles Colladay .... look development artist
Ian J. Coony .... effects supervisor
David Hutchins .... effects animator
Scott Kersavage .... visual effects supervisor
Michael R. King .... CG supervisor (as Mike King)
Kevin Lee .... effects animator
Tim Molinder .... effects animator
Darren Mortillaro .... character technical director
Amy Shimano .... character technical director
Kee Nam Suong .... effects animator
Bruce Wright .... effects animator
 
Animation Department
Virgilio John Aquino .... character technical director
Scott Beattie .... layout artist
Doug Bennett .... animator
Allen Blaisdell .... layout artist
Joe Bowers .... animator
Philippe Brochu .... modeler: main characters
Darrin Butters .... animator
Lauren Carr .... character technical director (as Lauren Kirby)
Craig Caton .... character technical director (as Craig Caton-Largent)
Katie Cheang .... animator (as Katie Cheang Rice)
Youngjae Choi .... animator
Glen Claybrook .... character technical director
Charles Colladay .... look development artist
Christopher Cordingley .... animator
Bob Davies .... animator
Lino DiSalvo .... supervising animator
Renato Dos Anjos .... animation supervisor
Rob Dressel .... layout supervisor
Ryan Duncan .... look development artist
Erik Eulen .... technical director
Chadd Ferron .... animator
Cory Rocco Florimonte .... layout artist
Mac George .... background key designer
Paula Goldstein .... lighting artist
Dave Gottlieb .... animator (as David Gottlieb)
Frank Hanner .... character technical director
Brent Homman .... animator
Adrian Iler .... lighting artist
Brian Jefcoat .... model supervisor
Jongo .... lighting artist (as 'Jongo')
William D. Kastak .... character technical director
Eryn Katz .... modeler
Avneet Kaur .... character technical director
Hans-Joerg Keim .... lighting artist
Sean Kenny .... look development artist
Brian Kesinger .... layout artist
Joan Kim .... lighting artist (as Joan Kim Anastas)
Andrew Kinney .... look development supervisor
Dave K. Komorowski .... character supervisor (as Dave Komorowski)
Ginka Kostova .... lighting artist
Ju Hee Kwon .... technical director (as Ju Hee Kwon)
Joe Kwong .... modeler
Michael LaBash .... story artist
Amy Lawson Smeed .... animator
Vicky Yu-tzu Lin .... look development artist (as Vicky Lin)
Jason MacLeod .... lighting artist
Jeff MacNeill .... character technical director
Alex Mark .... animator (as Alexander Mark)
Joseph Mateo .... story artist (as Joe Mateo)
Eric McLean .... look development artist
Mark Mitchell .... supervising animator
Nicole Mitchell .... story artist
Ramon Montoya Vozmediano .... technical director (as Raymon Montoya-Vozmediano)
Rick Moore .... layout artist
Marlon Nowe .... animator
Patrick Osborne .... animator
Hyrum Osmond .... animator (as Hyrum Virl Osmond)
Adrienne Othon .... technical director
Alan Precourt .... lighting artist
Aurian Redson .... story artist
Ricky Rieckenberg .... technical director
Ryan Roberts .... rig lead
Michelle Lee Robinson .... look development artist
Leo Sanchez Barbosa .... modeler
Joe Sandstrom .... animator
Samy Segura .... modeler
Amy Shimano .... character technical director
Mark Siegel .... lighting artist
Brian Silva .... technical director
Tony Smeed .... animator
Mitchell Allen Snary .... look developement artist (as Mitchell Snary)
Jeremy Spears .... story artist
Pamela Spertus .... look development artist
James Stapp .... modeler (as James E. Stapp)
Chad Stubblefield .... modeler
David Tanner .... lighting artist
Timothy Tompkins .... character technical director (as Timmy Tompkins)
Wayne Unten .... animator
Sondra Verlander .... lighting artist
David Wainstain .... layout artist
Joe Whyte .... modeler
Rebecca Wilson Breese .... animator
John Wong .... animator
Jeannie Yip .... look development artist
Hidetaka Yosumi .... rig lead
Jennifer Yu .... lighting artist
 
Casting Department
Curtis A. Koller .... additional casting
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Robert Bagley .... digital imaging specialist (as Robert H. Bagley)
Paul Bronkar .... digital color timer
Brian Millman .... post-production coordinator
Chris Vallance .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tom MacDougall .... music supervisor
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
Booker White .... head of music preparation
Ashley Chafin .... music production coordinator (uncredited)
Stephen M. Davis .... music editor (uncredited)
Aaron Meyer .... music preparation (uncredited)
Jason Poss .... music transcription (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Brett Achorn .... show tech/strike team
Robert L. Baird .... additional story material
Kathy Bond .... assistant to producer
Lara Filbert .... production assistant
Daniel Gerson .... additional story material
Evan Goldberg .... senior software engineer
Kent Gordon .... digital art specialist
Steph Gortz .... production assistant
Reid Harrison .... additional story material
Kitt Hirasaki .... show tech/strike team
Arthur Lee .... trainer
Esan Mandal .... show tech/strike team
Colin King Miller .... production finance lead
Uri Okrent .... show tech/strike team (as Uriel Okrent)
Tom Powell .... production assistant
Karen Ann Ryan .... production assistant (as Karen Ryan)
Steven Seed .... senior systems engineer
Eugene Strulyov .... show tech/strike team
Yun-Chen Sung .... technical supervisor
Alexandre Torija-Paris .... show tech/strike team (as Alex Torija-Paris)
Erik Van Horn .... trainer
 
Thanks
Gus Avila .... thanks
Carlos Benavides .... thanks
Mark Bracco .... thanks
Ed Catmull .... thanks
Christine Chrisman .... thanks
Patti Conklin .... thanks
Melodie Crossly .... thanks
Giacomo Di Salvo .... thanks
Lia Di Salvo .... thanks
Vicki Dummer .... thanks
Heather Feng .... thanks (as Heather Feng-Yanu)
Walter A. Fuller .... in loving memory of
Julie Hale .... thanks
Darin Hollings .... thanks
Nabil Kazi .... thanks
Edwin Khanbeigi .... thanks (as Eddie Kahnbeigi)
Renato Lattanzi .... thanks
Ann Le Cam .... thanks
Susan Levesque Coffer .... thanks (as Susie Coffer)
John I. McGuire .... thanks (as John McGuire)
Stephen McPherson .... thanks
Andrew Millstein .... thanks
Tanya Oskanian .... thanks
Bonnie Popp .... thanks
Kristina Reed .... thanks
Berenice Robinson .... thanks
Ali Rowghani .... thanks
John Saade .... thanks
Carolyn Soper .... thanks
Wendy Dale Tanzillo .... thanks (as Wendy Tanzillo)
Cameron Walker .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lanny and Wayne: The Christmas Elves in Prep & Landing" - USA (long title)
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Runtime:
22 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
British electronic outfit 808 State are mentioned during one scene when Larry reminds Wayne that "section code 808 state all children shall be snug in their beds".See more »
Quotes:
Lanny:I thought you were *the* prep and landing guy, Wayne. But you're just a lump of coal.
Wayne:Yeah? Sometimes you don't get what you want.
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Movie Connections:
References Citizen Kane (1941)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Christmas SongSee more »

FAQ

Is Prep & Landing a full length animated movie?
Did Disney/Pixar make Prep & Landing?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best Christmas Shorts Out There, 21 December 2011
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Prep & Landing (2009)

**** (out of 4)

I hate using the word "classic" on recent films as I believe they need time to grow into that but there's no question that this here is one of the best animated shorts I've seen in a very long time. An elf named Wayne (voice of Dave Foley) is expecting a promotion from Santa but when he's passed over he decides to take his job less seriously the next year, which ends up possibly causing a young boy his Christmas presents. The entire set-up of this short film is without question one of the most imaginative and entertaining that I've seen. The "prep and landing" refers to the elves job as they have to prep the house to make sure everyone is asleep and make sure that Santa's landing will allow him to get into the house without being noticed. This was such a nice and catchy way to tell the Santa legend that I can't help but think people will get a big kick out of it. Of course, it doesn't hurt that this Disney short features some terrific animation and most importantly it has some very memorable characters. Foley really does a fine job bringing Wayne to life and I thought he was terrific in the voice role and really adds a lot to the film. At just over twenty-minutes there's not a slow second to be found here and instead there are just good laughs and a terrific time.

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