American Girl’s 2013 Girl of the Year® Comes to Life in a New Movie Starring Jane Seymour on July 2

  American Girl’s 2013 Girl of the Year® Comes to Life in a New Movie Starring
  Jane Seymour on July 2

                              AN AMERICAN GIRL:
                            SAIGE PAINTS THE SKY^™


                        – MICHAEL BERICK, L.A. PARENT

Business Wire

MIDDLETON, Wis. -- June 25, 2013

This summer, Saige Copeland^™, American Girl’s popular 2013 Girl of the Year,
comes to life in a new feature-length movie from Universal Studios Home
Entertainment, An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky. Available on July 2,
2013, on Blu-ray^™ Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital Download, the film chronicles
the passionate young artist as she sets out to save her school’s art and music
programs. It stars Jane Seymour (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) and introduces
Sidney Fullmer as Saige^™.

Jane Seymour and Sidney Fullmer in An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky
(Photo: Business Wire)

Jane Seymour and Sidney Fullmer in An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky
(Photo: Business Wire)

The movie introduces nine-year-old Saige, a talented artist with a passion for
horses, in this modern-day story about finding one’s voice. Saige is excited
about the new school year until she discovers that art—her favorite class—has
been cut. On top of that, her best friend, Tessa, is spending more and more
time with another girl. For support, Saige turns to her grandma Mimi
(Seymour), a well-known artist and horsewoman, who inspires her to take
action. Can Saige find the courage to lead the fund-raising effort to start an
after-school art program and save her friendship with Tessa? Heartwarming,
empowering, and fun, it’s a movie for every girl who has ever dreamed big.

To celebrate the debut of Saige Paints the Sky, American Girl is hosting
special screening events at select National CineMedia theaters throughout the
country, from July 8-11. American Girl fans can visit for
a complete list of participating theaters and times. In addition, girls can go
to  for a behind-the-scenes look at the
upcoming film, including the movie trailer and video clips, cast and character
bios, movie-related events, games, crafts, and much more.

In addition to the movie, American Girl is debuting new doll products for
Saige, including Saige’s Tunic Outfit and Picnic Set, a Saige mini doll, and
Saige’s Punch Design Frame from the American Girl Crafts^™ line of
high-quality craft supplies and kits. The new products will be available
starting June 28, 2013, through American Girl’s catalogue (1-800-845-0005), at, and at all American Girl retail locations nationwide.

About American Girl

American Girl Brands is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT)
(, 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 mission with 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

About Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a
division of Universal Studios ( 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 stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of
leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast


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