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MIDDLETON, Wis., July 22, 2014 -- On July 22, American Girl's 2014 Girl of the Year Isabelle Palmer™ dances her way into the hearts of girls everywhere in a new feature-length movie from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. American Girl: Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight is available today on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, and on DIGITAL HD.

Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight Blue-ray Combo Pack (Photo: Business Wire)

Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight Blue-ray Combo Pack (Photo: Business Wire)















Starring Melora Hardin from "The Office" and Hannah Montana: The Movie, and presenting Erin Pitt from Against the Wild as Isabelle, the movie tells the story of a talented nine-year-old girl who is an inspired dancer with a flair for design. When Isabelle starts attending the Anna Hart School of the Arts, she has a hard time getting her proper footing—both in her transition to a new school and in the dance studio. To complicate the situation, her older sister, Jade, is the star ballerina at the school, and a rival classmate tries to make Isabelle feel as if she doesn't belong there. Isabelle struggles with self-doubt, but when she stops comparing herself to others and learns to focus on her own unique talents, she finds a special way to stand out and to use her passions to help others, too.

Isabelle fans can visit americangirl.com/girloftheyear for a behind-the-scenes look at the new film, including the movie trailer and video clips, character bios, the "Isabelle's Dance Jam" video featuring girls performing an original dance inspired by the movie, games, crafts, movie-related events, and more.

In addition to the movie, American Girl is debuting several new Isabelle-related products this summer, including the Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight movie soundtrack CD, Isabelle's Sparkle Dress, Isabelle's Makeup Set, and Isabelle's Fashion Sketchbook. The new products are available through American Girl's catalogue (1-800-845-0005), at americangirl.com, and at all American Girl retail locations nationwide.

About American Girl

American Girl is a premium brand for girls and a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) (www.mattel.com), the world's leading toy company. Since its inception in 1986, American Girl has been devoted to celebrating girls ages 3 to 12 through age-appropriate, high-quality dolls and accessories, books, clothes, movies, and unforgettable experiences. Best-selling lines include My American Girl®, Girl of the Year®, Bitty Baby®, and its classic historical characters. Headquartered in Middleton, WI, the company sells products exclusively through its award-winning catalogue, on americangirl.com, and in its experiential retail stores. By inspiring girls to be their best, American Girl has earned the loyalty of millions of girls and the praise and trust of parents and educators. To learn more about American Girl or request a free catalogue, call 1-800-845-0005 or visit www.americangirl.com, www.facebook.com/americangirl, or www.twitter.com/american_girl

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 stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.



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