From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success

AMERICAN GIRL'S 2015 GIRL OF THE YEAR™ DISCOVERS SWEET SUCCESS IN AN ALL-NEW MOVIE!

BE THE FIRST TO OWN IT ON DIGITAL HD ON JUNE 9, 2015

ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK & DVD JUNE 23, 2015

"A DELIGHTFUL TALE ABOUT PASSION, DILIGENCE AND SUCCESS!"

- Annette Covarrubias, L.A. Parent

May 19, 2015, 09:00 ET from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Girl's 2015 Girl of the Year, Grace Thomas, finds success in an all-new charming and inspirational movie when An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success premieres on Blu-rayCombo Pack, DVD, and On Demand on June 23, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on DIGITAL HD two weeks early on June 9, 2015. 

In An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success, Grace has a passion for baking, but her skills are put to the test when she visits her uncle's Parisian pastry shop and competes to save her grandparents' troubled bakery. With inspiring themes of friendship and empowerment, this wholesome and heartwarming film stars Olivia Rodrigo and Virginia Madsen ("Witches of East End," Sideways), and brings to vivid life this year's popular Girl of the Year character and her stories. An American Girl: Grace Stirs up Success is the latest in a long line of fresh, modern and family-friendly films from American Girl that also includes McKenna Shoots for the Stars, Saige Paints the Sky and Isabelle Dances Into The Spotlight.

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BONUS FEATURES ONLY ON BLU-RAY™, DVD & DIGITAL HD:

BLU-RAY™ & DIGITAL HD EXCLUSIVE:

  • Girls About Town
    • Take a tour of Budapest with the stars of An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success as they experience the sights and sounds of Hungary's capital city.
  • Meet Bonbon
    • Featuring an in depth interview with Bonbon's trainer, we learn just what it takes to make a star out of man's best friend.

BLU-RAY™ & DVD:

  • MasterChef Junior
    • Go behind the scenes of the MasterChef Junior set as the baking contest heats up.
  • Doggie Day Spa
    • Check out what happened when the cast of An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success met up with a group of dirty mutts in this behind the scenes piece.
  • Playing Dress Up
    • The hotel scene allowed the movie cast to dress up and experience the finer things in life. Take a look behind the camera as the scene comes together.

SYNOPSIS
Grace has a real talent for baking and a passion for making delicious dreams come true.  When her mom announces a trip to visit relatives in Paris, Grace isn't so sure about leaving her friends and their cupcake business. That is, until she discovers she'll get to work with her uncle and cousin in a real French pastry shop! But nothing goes as planned and her attempts to help out end in disaster. With some help from her family and a pup named Bonbon, she turns her vacation around. But when Grace returns home, she discovers her grandparents' bakery is in trouble! With their dreams on the line, can Grace find the winning recipe for success?

FILMMAKERS
Cast: Olivia Rodrigo, Eloise Webb, Caitlin Carmichael, Notlim Taylor, Joe Bastianich
Directed By: Vince Marcello
Written By: Jessica O'Toole, Amy Rardin
Produced By: Debra Martin Chase, Jean A. McKenzie
Executive Producer: Debra Martin Chase
Director of Photography: Tim Wooster
Production Designer: Inigo Navarro
Costume Designer: Mary Partridge
Music By: Patrick Kirst

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: June 23, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 63166662
Running Time: 1 Hour 42 Minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: N/A
Technical Info: DTS-HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 (English)
Subtitles: English, Spanish

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:
Street Date: June 23, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 63166664
Running Time: 1 Hour 42 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layers
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: N/A
Technical Info: DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 (English)
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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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 Mattel family of companies is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of toys and family products. Since its inception in 1986, American Girl has been devoted to celebrating girls ages 3 to 12 through high-quality dolls and accessories, books, clothes, movies, and unforgettable experiences. Best-selling lines include BeForever™, My American Girl™, Girl of the Year™, and Bitty Baby™. 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.

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