Last year, Disney brought us a brand new holiday special called Prep & Landing. The CG animated made-for-TV special tells the story of Santa Claus’s secret organization, aptly dubbed Prep and Landing. Their goal is to get in, get out, and ready Santa’s visit to millions of houses around the world. Wayne and Lanny are tasked with the assignment: Wayne being the 227-year veteran looking to move on, and Lanny the eager rookie looking to impress. The special was so well received that, this year, Disney is back with more! The House of Mouse will debut a new seven-minute animated short based on the holiday special dubbed Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa. Betty White will star as the voice of Mrs. Claus for the Christmas episode, which ABC plans to air December 7th during the Charlie Brown Christmas hour, 8-9pm.
WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS’ “PREP & LANDING: OPERATION SECRET SANTA” PREMIERES ON ABC, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7
Betty White Stars as the Voice of Mrs. Claus in the 7-Minute Animated Short
“Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa,” featuring the voice of Betty White as Mrs. Claus, is slated to air TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), during the holiday classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”* The seven-minute animated short is the second installment from the Emmy Award®-winning franchise “Prep & Landing.”
* Note, these two programs will repeat Thursday, December 16 from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET.
“Operation: Secret Santa” was written and directed by Stevie Wermers-Skelton & Kevin Deters, produced by Dorothy McKim, and executive-produced by John Lasseter. This “Prep & Landing” “stocking stuffer” short film follows the comic adventures of Santa’s stealthiest elves, Lanny and Wayne. With Christmas only a few short days away, Mrs. Claus, voiced by Betty White, and Magee, voiced by Sarah Chalke, enlist Wayne, voiced by Dave Foley, and Lanny, voiced by Derek Richardson, on a secret mission to retrieve a mysterious item hidden deep within Santa Claus’ Office! Can the intrepid duo acquire the target in time, or will they be discovered by the Big Guy, voiced by Morgan Sheppard, and doomed to placement on the Naughty List?
Walt Disney Animation Studios brings imagination to life through a wide variety of animated films, building upon an unsurpassed legacy for humorous and heartfelt storytelling, unforgettable characters, incredible artistry and cutting-edge innovation. The WDAS crew is filled with diverse talents from all around the globe, and their dedication and passion for telling great stories through the art of animation, and using the latest technological advances, has led to the creation of some of the industry’s most successful and exciting entertainment. The studio’s latest animated feature, “Tangled,” raises the bar for CG character animation in terms of nuanced expression and performance, and brings a fun-filled new twist to a well-known tale.