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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4


DVD Review by David Blackwell

DETAILS:  22 minutes, bonus shorts, Kringle Academy shorts, North Pole News short, North Pole Commercials
VIDEO:  1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
AUDIO:  English 5.1, French 5.1, Spanish 2.0 Dolby digital
Subtitles:  English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

STUDIO:  Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment/ Disney DVD
RELEASE DATE:  11-22-2011

An elf named Wayne is upset he didn't get the promotion to be the Director of the Naughty List after working for Santa for 227 years.   He is partnered with an idealistic stumbling rookie named Lanny.   Wayne and Lanny encounter a few challenges and must work together to make sure Santa delivers a present to a little boy, Timmy.

PREP & LANDING is a dun and charming animated special.   Wayne wants more out of life than just working as part of the Prep and Landing team for Santa.   The special manages to weave in fun, adventure, and character development along with the Christmas spirit.   The animators have put in lots of references and In-Jokes in the special (like showing clips from other past Disney specials on the TV set in the house the two elves are prepping, a license plate that is Walt Disney's birthday)This DVD is packaged with two bonus shorts as Tiny races to get a cup of coffee in TINY'S BIG ADVENTURE while Wayne and Lanny are back for a secret mission for Mrs. Claus in OPERATION SECRET SANTA.   The special and two shorts scream out for a PREP & LANDING feature film.   This disc is released in time for the new PREP & LANDING special, NAUGHTY VS. NICE which airs on ABS on December 5th.

Also on the disc are the vintage animated looking KRINGLE ACADEMY shorts (WELCOME TO KRINGLE ACADEMY, EQUIPMENT TRAINING, DOs AND DON'Ts) along with the just as funny NORTH POLE NEWS and NORTH POLE Commercials.   PREP & LANDING is a treat for any family during the HOLIDAY SEASON.

This DVD review is (c)12-1-2011 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.   send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com  Enterline Media doesn't know who is naughty or nice plus we don't forward emails to Santa and the North Pole.