Last night played host to an event that I had been looking forward to since this summer! That‚??s right, Prep and Landing: Naughty vs. Nice premiered on ABC. I am a total sucker anything Christmas related. Therefore, it stands to reason that when the original Prep and Landing was released in 2009, I was in love. The shorts that were released last Christmas were great and even made me cry, but I needed a full 30 minute reunion with Wayne and Lanny. Disney granted my wish (as well as everyone else‚??s I‚??m sure) and released their second ‚??full‚?Ě Prep and Landing feature: Prep and Landing: Naughty vs. Nice.
The cartoon starts with an introduction to the Coal Bucket Brigade, the team in charge of doling out coal to those on the dreaded Naughty List. When a piece of their technology is left behind during an attack by the naughty child it is up to Wayne and Lanny to save Christmas. However, they are joined by a member of the Coal Bucket Brigade, the popular Noel. Noel turns out to be Wayne‚??s over achieving, estranged brother. Can Wayne put aside their differences to get the ‚??fruitcake‚?Ě back and save Christmas?
This sequel to the original Prep and Landing is just as good as the original. I loved becoming reacquainted with the older characters such as Wayne, Lanny, Magee, Thrasher and Tiny, as well as meeting new characters such as Noel and Mr. Thistleton. The voice acting was stellar and the musical arrangements by Michael Giacchino were on par with any other scores he has done (The Incredibles, Star Trek, etc). I really enjoyed this special and I can‚??t wait to add it to my dvd collection! I would definitely add it to my holiday watch list and I can‚??t wait for another one!
Have a Magical Day!