As a precursor for a new feature I’m starting in January called “Saturday Morning Cartoon,” I’m going to link a holiday animated treat every day between Sunday, Dec. 20th and Friday, Dec. 25th.
This first one — Prep and Landing — is already being heralded as a “new Holiday classic” by animation fans and critics alike.
The Walt Disney Animation Studios special premiered December 8th on ABC Family, but is available to view on Hulu.com through January 1st, 2010.
The voice cast features Dave Foley as Wayne, Sarah Chalke as Magee, Derek Richardson as Lanny, Mason Vale Cotton as Timmy, Nathan Greno as Dasher, David DeLuise as Dancer, and William Morgan Sheppard as “The Big Guy.”
Hulu also has a behind-the-scenes video featuring voice cast members Chalke, Foley and Richardson. And you can watch a production featurette on TrailerAddict.com interviewing the cast and crew, including Foley, Richardson, Chalke and Executive Producer John Lasseter.
And yes, the “heralded” pun was intentional.