Prep & Landing: Operation: Secret Santa
|Operation: Secret Santa|
|Created by||The Walt Disney Company|
|Written by||Kevin Deters
|Directed by||Kevin Deters
|Theme music composer||Michael Giacchino|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||7 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Walt Disney Animation Studios|
|Distributor||Disney–ABC Domestic Television|
Operation: Secret Santa — A Prep & Landing Stocking Stuffer is a computer animated short film sequel to 2009's Christmas special Prep & Landing, produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, and directed by Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton. The short premiered on TV channel ABC on Tuesday, December 7, 2010. The second half-hour Christmas TV special, Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice aired on December 5, 2011, on ABC, with another holiday special being planned for the future.
Wayne and Lanny, now partners, are called by Magee to meet with a secret contact – Mrs. Claus, who sends them on a new mission to retrieve a box from Santa’s secret workshop. Later they sneak into Santa’s office while he is asleep, using their high tech equipment from the previous film. Lanny’s expertise at dressing the tree enables them to enter the hidden workshop where they recover the box and escape just in time. Mrs. Claus reveals the contents of the box to be the last part of the first toy that Santa ever made, and gives the complete toy back to him as his Christmas Present.
- Dave Foley as Wayne
- Derek Richardson as Lanny
- Sarah Chalke as Magee
- Betty White as Mrs. Claus
- W. Morgan Sheppard as Santa Claus
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The short was released on the Prep & Landing DVD on November 22, 2011, accompanying the original special and the short film Tiny's Big Adventure. It was also released on DVD and Blu-ray of Prep & Landing: Totally Tinsel Collection on November 6, 2012, together with Prep & Landing, Naughty vs. Nice, and Tiny's BIG Adventure. It will be released on the Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection Blu-ray on August 18, 2015.
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