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Prep & Landing Stocking Stuffer: Operation: Secret Santa (2010)

Wayne and Lanny now partners, are called by Magee to meet with a secret contact Mrs. Claus who sends them on a new mission to retrieve a box from Santas secret workshop.

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Santa's stealthiest elves are enlisted by Mrs. Claus to retrieve a mysterious item hidden the office of Santa Claus. Can the duo acquire the target in time, or will they be discovered by the big guy and doomed to placement on the naughty list?

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Premiered following the 2010 broadcast of A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) to fill out the one-hour time slot allotted to that special, along with segments from Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales (2002). See more »

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Nicely done new Christmas animated story
7 December 2010 | by (California) – See all my reviews

The logo was Disney, but Operation Secret Santa has quite a bit of the Pixar feel...and that's a good thing.

John Lasseter produces, and Pixar music regular Michael Giacchino lends a top-notch score. The pacing is great, everything is kept light and fun, and the animation itself is quite nice.

I was delighted to see a new animated holiday story put in the mix that has some solid production values. While I wouldn't put it on the level of some of the Pixar shorts (shown in theaters before their feature films), for TV, it's a stand-out. Perhaps, if it is well received, we'll see a return of new, animated shorts for the holidays like this one. Cross your fingers.


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