quoted from the Cynopsis Kids newsletter:

ABC will premiere Lanny and Wayne the Christmas Elves in Prep & Landing, the network’s first special produced by Disney Animation Studio, on Tuesday, December 1 at 8:30p. Executive Produced by John Lasseter, the half-hour holiday special follows an elite high tech unit of elves, known as Prep & Landing, which makes sure that homes are ready for Santa’s arrival. A small group of these elves, Wayne an elf passed over for a promotion, an enthusiastic rookie named Lanny, and Magee, the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center Coordinator, work together to guide Santa and his reindeer through a dangerous storm. The voiceover cast includes Dave Foley, Sarah Chalke, and Derek Richardson.

Is this a sign of the End Times? An ABC/Disney/Pixar Christmas special about Santa’s Logistics Elves?!? Is this supposed to give kids the Christmas message: “when you grow up, you’ll probably have a very boring job…” And Dave Foley is the guy who made watching people play poker more boring, IMO. Maybe, if CSI could make the nerds in the Crime Labs interesting, this might be entertaining, but NOT in a Christmas Special kind of way. Sigh. Now I understand why the elf in the Rankin/Bass Rudolph show wanted to be a dentist…