PREP & LANDING is ABC’s first television special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

The half-hour holiday special reveals the never-before-told tale of an elite unit of Elves known as Prep & Landing. Every Christmas Eve, this high-tech organization ensures that homes around the world are properly prepared for a visit from the Big Guy (aka Santa Claus). After working tirelessly on Prep & Landing for 227 years, an elf named Wayne (voice of Dave Foley) is upset when he doesn’t receive an expected promotion to be the Director of Naughty List Intelligence. Instead, Magee (voice of Sarah Chalke), the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center Coordinator (NPCECCC for short), partners Wayne with Lanny (voice of Derek Richardson), an idealistic rookie who has an undying enthusiasm for Christmas. During their Christmas Eve mission, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios and based on characters created by Chris Williams, co-director of Best Animated Feature Oscar nominee Bolt, and produced by John Lasseter the new holiday special will air this year on ABC. The network had been airing Shrek the Halls from DreamWorks Animation which last year drew over 20 million viewers.

Disney plays Santa for ABC with animated 'Prep and Landing' -