‘Disney Prep & Landing’ Takes Its Covert Operation Digital with Fun New Online and Mobile Features for the Whole Family

Disney.com and Disney Family.com Offer Online Video, Games and Holiday Activities tied to new ABC TV Special; New Game Available in App Store

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--()--The elite unit of elves from ABC’s new holiday television special “Disney Prep & Landing” have taken their covert operation digital. Disney.com (www.Disney.com/prepandlanding) features an online command center for all things “Prep & Landing,” offering full-length streaming of the entire special starting on Dec. 9, and an original short “Tiny’s BIG Adventure.” Additionally, Disney Family.com is offering a variety of printables and holiday craft activities, while iPhone and iPod Touch users can take “Disney Prep & Landing” fun with them through a new mobile game (www.itunes.com/waltdisney).

“Disney Prep & Landing” features on Disney.com include:

  • Full-length “Disney Prep & Landing” special will be available for streaming
  • Disney.com original short video “Tiny’s Adventure”
  • Kringle Academy online game, where players can train to someday become part of the “Disney Prep & Landing” team
  • Digital toys and downloadable artwork

“Disney Prep & Landing” features on Disney Family.com (www.Family.com/prepandlanding) include:

  • Do-It-Yourself “Prep & Landing” booklet, offering kids a guide to prep their house for Santa’s arrival
  • A printable village play set so kids can dream up their own adventures for Wayne and Lanny
  • Printable 3-D versions of the “Disney Prep & Landing” elves
  • Dozens of different holiday crafts and printable activities, including a Gingerbread man decoder, ornaments, and even a elf-size door craft so kids without a fireplace can make sure Wayne and Lanny inspect their home

“Disney Prep & Landing” App

iPhone and iPod Touch users can purchase and download a new “Disney Prep & Landing” game featuring three mini-games and other content based on the television special. Players assume the role of Lanny, an elf in training, who takes on the various challenges and obstacles experienced at Kringle Academy. With the help of fellow rookie Wayne, Lanny’s goal is to finish the last three exams, graduate from the Academy and become part of the elite group of elves who prepare houses for Santa’s arrival. Cost: $.99 (www.itunes.com/waltdisney).

A video clip of “Tiny’s BIG Adventure” is available at www.abcmedianet.com.

About Disney Prep & Landing

Disney Prep & Landing, ABC’s first television special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, will air TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. 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 the yearly visit from The Big Guy, their code name for Santa Claus. The cast includes Dave Foley (“The Kids in the Hall,” “NewsRadio”) as Wayne, Sarah Chalke (“Maneater,” “Scrubs”) as Magee and Derek Richardson (“MEN IN TREES,” “Hostel,” “Dumb and Dumberer”) as Lanny. John Lasseter is executive producer of Disney Prep & Landing. Dorothy McKim is the producer, and the directors are Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton.

About Disney Interactive Media Group

Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG) is the division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) responsible for the creation and delivery of Disney branded interactive entertainment and informational content across multiple platforms including online, mobile and video game consoles around the globe. DIMG core businesses include Disney Interactive Studios, which self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games, mobile games and interactive entertainment worldwide; and Disney Online, which produces the No. 1 Community-Family & Parenting Web site, Disney.com, as well as Disney Family.com and an industry-leading suite of online virtual worlds for kids and families. DIMG also develops new online technologies and distribution platforms and operates the online technical backbone and infrastructure that power the Web presence of The Walt Disney Company.

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Contacts

Disney Interactive Media Group
Brandy Phillips, 818-623-3764
Brandy.Phillips@Disney.com

Disney.com is the online command center for "Disney Prep & Landing." (Graphic: Business Wire)

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Disney Interactive Media Group
Brandy Phillips, 818-623-3764
Brandy.Phillips@Disney.com