“Prep & Landing” DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
December 7, 2011

On November 22, 2011, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released Prep & Landing on DVD!  Prep & Landing is an adorable holiday story about a high-tech team of elves who ensures homes around the world are properly prepared for their visit from Santa.  After working for a tireless 227 years, an elf named Wayne, voiced by Dave Foley (Disney-Pixar’s A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Cars), is upset when he doesn’t receive an expected promotion.  Instead he is partnered with an idealistic rookie elf named Lanny, voiced by Derek Richardson (TV’s “Men in Trees”), to execute a special Christmas Eve mission.  While on their journey, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits and ultimately threaten Christmas for children around the world.  Bonus features include entertaining Elf training videos shot in Santa’s workshop, “Operation Secret Santa” and much more!

Prep & Landing is an all-new, modern Christmas to add to the family holiday viewing collection!  The DVD features two new animated shorts – “Tiny’s Big Adventure” and “Operation Secret Santa” (which features Betty White as the voice of Mrs. Claus).  The DVD is available for purchase in stores and online, retailing for $19.99.  Prep & Landing is the perfect stocking stuff for all ages!  It’s the perfect blend of Christmas spirit, humor and entertaining characters that will keep the entire family grinning from ear-to-ear.

Prep & Landing, which first debuted in 2009 as ABC TV’s first animated television special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, features the voice talents of Dave Foley (Disney-Pixar’s A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Cars) as Wayne,  Derek Richardson (TV’s “Men in Trees”) as Lanny, Sarah Chalke (TV’s “Scrubs” and “Roseanne”) as Magee, Mason Vale Cotton (TV’s “Desperate Housewives”) as Timmy Terwelp, David DeLuise (Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place”) as Dancer, Peter Jacobson (TV’s “House MD,” Transformers) as Waterkotte, Lino DiSalvo (Disney’s Bolt) as Gristletoe Joe, William Morgan Sheppard (Transformers, The Prestige) as The Big Guy, Nathan Greno (Disney’s Bolt, Meet the Robinsons) as Dasher, Hayes MacArthur (Life As We Know It, She’s Out Of My League) as Thrasher and Kasha Kropinski (Fame, Big Fish) as Miss Holly.



– “Tiny’s Big Adventure” – The assistant to the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center is trying to make a pot of coffee and in the process, accidentally ruins the elves’ break room.

– “Operation Secret Santa” – Lead elves Lanny and Wayne are sent on a special assignment by Mrs. Claus (voice of Betty White) into Santa’s office.

PREP & LANDING KRINGLE ACADEMY TRAINING VIDEOS – Entertaining Elf training videos shot in Santa’s workshop

– Elfdate.com / The Fruitcake Factory / Spa Navidad
– Welcome to Kringle Academy
– Kringle Academy Equipment Training
– Academy Do’s and Don’ts


Street Date:  November 22, 2011
Release Format:  1-Disc DVD
Suggested Retail Price:  $19.99 U.S. / $24.99 Canada
Feature Run Time:  22-minutes
Rated:  TV-G (bonus material not yet rated)
Presentation:  16×9 Widescreen
Audio & Languages:  English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles:  French & Spanish


If you’re looking for a fun holiday movie to watch, this is definitely one to check out!  The elves in Prep & Landing are unlike any I’ve ever seen before!  I hope there is a sequel to Prep & Landing next Christmas.  Not only is the movie fun, but the special features are fun too!  “Tiny’s Big Adventure” and “Operation Secret Santa” were just as fun as the movie.  A big thanks to Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment for making this DVD review possible on The Mommy-Files.

I received a copy of “Prep & Landing” on DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

4 Responses to ““Prep & Landing” DVD Review”

  1. robyn paris says:

    sounds like a great new christimas watch addition.

  2. Vickie Couturier says:

    this sounds like something I need to take the grandkids to see,thanks

  3. Looking forward to seeing this even more now! Thanks!

  4. Prep and Landing is a staple around our house and what they “do” has been added to all of our Santa conversations and traditions. My kids talk about them and watch the DVD year round!

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