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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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Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers (as Stevie Wermers-Skelton)

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Stevie Wermers (as Stevie Wermers-Skelton), Kevin Deters | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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)
Kevin Deters ... Brian (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)
Stevie Wermers ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

While watching TV at Timmy's house, Wayne sees a brief glimpse of 'Mickey's Christmas Carol.' See more »

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Wayne: [Opening lines] Have you ever wondered how it all gets done? How Santa gets in and out of millions of homes all in one night? Let's just say he has a little help. The operation has its challenges, but we're always prepared. Our mission statement is: Get in. Get out. Never be noticed. I'm part of Prep and Landing, an elite unit of elves getting houses ready, around the world, for the big guy's arrival.
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Connections

Features Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) See more »

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The Christmas Song
Written by Mel Tormé (as Mel Torme) and Robert Wells
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole (as Nat King Cole)
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One of the Best Christmas Shorts Out There
21 December 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

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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