Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Are You Prepped for Santa?

Want to spend some quality holiday family time together?

Here's something that will give the kids a little Christmas cheer.

Tonight, tune in to ABC at 8:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific Time to watch Prep & Landing on ABC.

Prep & Landing tells the tale of an elite elf unit assigned to pave the way for the big guy in red each Christmas Eve. Disgruntled veteran Wayne (voiced by Dave Foley) and his new partner, eager beaver Lanny (Derek Richardson), run into a few snags at a little boy's home that threaten to derail Santa's visit - unless the elves go above and beyond. It's a warm, funny, and visually gorgeous holiday treat. The brand-new holiday special was created by Walt Disney Animation Studios - their very first foray into TV specials.

Prep & Landing was two years in the making, employing a team of animators with feature-film experience. The result isn't just pretty animation, though – it was crucial to everyone that Prep & Landing be filled with Christmas spirit and warmth.

Directors Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters felt that it was pivotal to portray the spirit of the season in Prep & Landing. Stevie says, "We wanted first of all to find the heart in the story." And Kevin agrees, "What makes a holiday movie special? For me it's heart and charm, and having an undying sincerity to the story. We wanted to do something that felt timeless."

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