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USHE Press Release: McKenna Shoots For The Stars (Blu-ray Combo)


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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 25 2012 - 04:46 PM


 


 

American Girl’s Incredibly Popular 2012 Girl of the Year® Comes to Life 

in an All-New Adventure Starring Oscar® Nominee Nia Vardalos, 

Jade Pettyjohn, Ian Ziering & Cathy Rigby 

 


 


AN AMERICAN GIRL:


MCKENNA SHOOTS FOR THE STARS


 


July 3, 2012


 


Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack – Featuring DVD, Digital Copy & UltraViolet™ – and DVD


Sold Exclusively at Wal-Mart, American Girl Stores and americangirl.com


 


 Scheduled to Air on Saturday July 14, 2012 at 8/7c on NBC


 


 


Universal City, Calif. (April 25, 2012) – A talented young gymnast turns trials into triumphs in the inspiring new feature-length movie, An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars, coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital Download on July 3, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  Inspired by the beloved American Girl® line of dolls and featuring the celebrated 2012 Girl of the Year®, the film stars Oscar® nominee 

Nia Vardalos (My Life In Ruins, My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Jade Pettyjohn (“The United States of Tara”) as McKenna, Ian Ziering (“Beverly Hills 90210”), Kerris Dorsey (Moneyball, “Brothers & Sisters”and former Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby (Broadway’s “Peter Pan”).  

 

 


modern and heartwarming original story about a young girl whose dream to compete as a world class gymnast is jeopardized when she begins to have trouble in school, An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars helps girls learn to believe not only in their family and friends but also themselves.  With more than 139 million books and 21 million dolls sold, American Girl® has earned the loyalty of millions of girls and the praise and trust of parents and educators.  Just in time for the Summer Games, this fun family film on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD is available only at Wal-Mart, American Girl® retail stores and americangirl.com.  A must-own addition for American Girl® fans, the film can also be purchased via Digital Download through a variety of online retailers. 


 


 


The An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars Blu-ray Combo Pack delivers the film in perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.  The Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet, a DVD, and a 

Digital Copy of the film – so consumers can truly enjoy the movie anytime, anywhere, on the device of their choice!  UltraViolet is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows and put them in the cloud.  From there, they can download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones.  In addition, consumers can redeem a Digital Copy of the film from a variety of retail partners, who offer many viewing options including iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch, Android, connected televisions, Blu-ray player apps and more!

 


 


SYNOPSIS


 


Meet McKenna Brooks, a determined and confident young gymnast, in this all-new modern-day adventure. McKenna is on track to make the regional competitive gymnastics team but off-track in school, where she’s suddenly struggling to keep up.  When her teacher suggests a tutor, she’s embarrassed and desperate to keep it a secret from her friends. Then a bad fall at the gym sidetracks her from her favorite sport.  Will she recover in time to make the team? Can she succeed in school, too?  McKenna needs to focus on her strengths to overcome her challenges – and, with the help of family and friends, find a way to believe in herself again.

 

CAST AND FILMMAKERS:

 

CastNia Vardalos, Ian Ziering, Cathy Rigby, Kerris Dorsey, Jade Pettyjohn


Directed By: Vince Marcello


Based on the “McKenna” stories by: Mary Casanova


Teleplay By: Jessica O’Toole, Amy Rardin


Executive Producers: Steven Brown, Gaylyn Fraiche


Producers Debra Martin Chase, Ellen L.Brothers


Co-Producers: Erin Falligant, Ellen Rutter, Kim Todd


Director of PhotographyJon Joffin


Edited By: Paul Millspaugh


Production Designer: Craig Sandells


Costume Designer: Mary Partridge


 


TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:


Street Date: July 3, 2012


Copyright:2012 Universal Studios


Selection Number: 63120909


Running Time: 1 Hour, 34 Minutes


Layers: BD-50


Picture Format: Widescreen     


Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1


Rating: N/R


Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish


SoundEnglish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1


 


TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:


Street Date: July 3, 2012


Copyright:2012 Universal Studios


Selection Number: 63120882


Running Time: 1 Hour, 34 Minutes


Layers: Dual


Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen          


Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1


Rating: N/R


Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish


Sound: English and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0


 



 


 


 


About Universal Studios Home Entertainment


Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stationsgroup and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.


 


About American Girl


American Girl Brands is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) (www.mattel.com), the world’s leading toy company. Since American Girl’s inception in 1986, the company has devoted its entire business to celebrating the potential of girls ages 3 to 12. American Girl encourages girls to dream, to grow, to aspire, to create, and to imagine through a wide range of engaging and insightful books, age-appropriate and educational products, and unforgettable experiences. In meeting its missionwith a vigilant eye toward quality and service, American Girl has earned the loyal following of millions of girls and the praise and trust of parents and educators. To learn more about American Girl or to request a free catalogue, call 1-800-845-0005, or visit www.americangirl.com.


 

 

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