Disney’s new Pre & Landing Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is a great holiday set for the whole family. It includes not just the original adventure of Lanny and Wayne in Pre & Landing but also its half-hour follow-up, Pre & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice.
Most audiences have likely already seen both of these enjoyable holiday shorts. But for those who have yet to see them, they’re both entertaining and heartwarming. They both teach very valuable life lessons. One even carries on Disney’s long-running tradition of emphasizing the importance of family. In the original Prep & Landing, audiences first meet Lanny and Wayne when Wayne is teamed up with Lanny after being turned down for a long coveted promotion. Wayne isn’t too jolly after finding out that he had lost his promotion to another elf. So when he’s teamed up with the young, inexperienced Lanny, he’s anything but enthused. But through a series of misadventures, Wayne learns a very valuable lesson about appreciating what one already has and where one is in life, regardless of which stage of life. It’s a lesson that both parents and kids can learn together.
Equally valuable to the lesson taught in Prep & Landing is the lesson about valuing family taught in that feature’s sequel, Pre & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice. The follow-up to Prep & Landing re-introduces Wayne and Lanny to audiences. This time the pair has to trace down a conduct calculator lost by another elf a year before at the house of a naughty child. The child in question wants to use the calculator to break into the elves’ database of naughty kids so as to make a slight alteration. In the process, audiences are also introduced to Wayne’s brother, Noel, as he joins Wayne and Lanny in their mission. The long held issues between Wayne and his brother alone makes for a very important lesson about letting go of the past and forgiving. Those same messages are taught when audiences discover who exactly the naughty child is that the elves have to face off against. Audiences will have to discover for themselves the secret of the naughty child. The revelation of the child makes the lesson of family that much more important, relatable, and heartwarming.
The main features presented in this new Blu-ray/DVD combo pack make for a great viewing experience for the whole family. They’re just part of what parents and kids will enjoy in this set. Families also get a bonus short in the Emmy award winning short, “Operation: Secret Santa.” The elves have to help Mrs. Clause get something special from Santa’s office for her. Why? Again, audiences will have to find out for themselves if they haven’t already had the pleasure of seeing it. Even Tiny gets his own little short that will have the whole family laughing. And the retro style newsreels that teach the elves all about their duties are just as entertaining as bonus features here. They, along with the pair of bonus shorts included in this new set, are the icing on the cake that is the Prep & Landing double feature BD/DVD combo pack. Families can pick up the set in stores and online now. It can be ordered online direct via the Disney store at http://www.disneystore.com/prep-landing-naughty-vs-nice-blu-ray-and-dvd-combo-pack/mp/1323107/1000316/ or at the official Disney DVD website at http://disneydvd.disney.go.com/home.html.
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