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

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>AN AMERICAN GIRL:</b></i><br/><i><b>SAIGE PAINTS THE SKY</b></i><sup><i><b>™</b></i></sup><br/> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> <b>SCHEDULED TO AIR ON SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013 AT 8/7C ON NBC</b><br/> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> <b>“AN UPLIFTING MOVIE ABOUT FAMILY, FRIENDSHIP, AND CREATIVITY.”</b><br/><b>– MICHAEL BERICK, <i>L.A. PARENT</i></b> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> </p>

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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

06:00 EDT Tuesday, June 25, 2013

MIDDLETON, Wis. (Business Wire) -- 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 ncm.com/americangirl for a complete list of participating theaters and times. In addition, girls can go to americangirl.com/girloftheyear 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 americangirl.com, and at all American Girl retail locations nationwide.

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 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 visit www.americangirl.com .

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.

MAT-AG

American Girl
Stephanie Spanos, 608.830.4496
stephanie.spanos@americangirl.com
or
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Cecilia Sandoval, 818.777.7364
Cecilia.Sandoval@nbcuni.com

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