Back in 2009, when I first heard of the new Walt Disney Animation Studios computer animated special, Prep and Landing, and saw the images of the 2 elves, I assumed that their names were Prep and Landing.
of course, was wrong. Prep and Landing is the name of the elf
department in charge of getting homes ready for Santa. The elves are
named Lanny and Wayne.
This special is terrific. Fast paced, well
written, well animated, sweet, funny, and filled with so much eye candy,
it is tremendously re-watchable. An instant classic.
and Landing" DVD was released in 2011, and includes a
short sequel, "Prep and Landing: Operation: Secret Santa", which aired
in 2010, which manages to cram all the excitement and humor of the special into a few minutes.
Another special "Prep and Landing: Naughty vs. Nice" aired in 2011. While entertaining, it doesn't hold up compared to the original and short.
The first ornament released by Hallmark came out in
2010, featuring Lanny (right) and Wayne with a couple of tools of their
This next ornament is from 2011. Lanny and Wayne have their light wands ready to help Santa land on a rooftop.
Disney Prep and Landing and it's sequel, Prep and Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice airs on ABC Monday night starting at 8pm EST.