Monday, July 16, 2012

An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Shars...Out Now! Review & Give Away!

Do you have an American Girl fan in your lives?  Little is still a little too young to have one of her own but I am (really!) counting down the days until I can get my little girl her first American Girl Doll!  We already get the catalog and they are all dog eared from the two of us flipping through them so often.

If you already have an American Girl fan you probably know they are so much more than dolls.  There are accessories, books and movies.  Last week a brand new American Girl DVD hit the shelves and it is darling....American Girl:  McKenna Shoots for the Stars is available now!  Here is the scoop...

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”).


  A 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.


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.

As I said, my daughter is a little bit young to really understand all that American Girl is but she still enjoyed watching the gymnastics and the older girls.  I have to say, as a mother, I was thrilled to see a show for girls that shows positive messages.  There is a lot of television out there that is too old or mature for  young girls but this DVD is age appropriate while still being interesting and exciting.  I also have to admit,I loved 90210 so it was a treat to see "Steve Sanders"!  Be sure to pick up this new release for the American Girl fan in your life today....


I am so pleased to tell you that one lucky RBM reader will win a copy of American Girl:  McKenna Shoots for the Stars!  Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...


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