Wednesday, December 2, 2009
MICHAEL GIACCHINO scoring animated tv christmas special, DISNEY'S "PREP AND LANDING"
Prep and Landing (Official title: Disney's Prep and Landing) is a computer animated television special, based on an idea by Chris Williams at Walt Disney Animation Studios and developed by Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers into a half-hour Christmas special for December 8th, 2009 to air at 8:30 PM ET/PT on ABC.
The film tells the story of two inept Elves, Wayne (Dave Foley) and Lanny (Derek Richardson), sent by Christmas Eve Command Center coordinator Magee (Sarah Chalke) to prepare houses for Santa's visits. The original premiere date was scheduled for December 1st; however, a speech at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York on military strategy by President Barack Obama delayed the special's debut one week. The special will also air on ABC Family at 7 PM ET/PT December 18th as part of the network's annual "25 Days of Christmas" programming stunt, and will air on Disney Cinemagic in the UK starting December 13th 2009.
Check out this VIDEO SPECIAL, including references on Giacchino's music for the tv special.