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American Girl’s 2014 Girl of the Year Stars in New Movie

american girlIsabelle Palmer, American Girl’s 2014 Girl of the Year, appears in a new feature-length movie from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. American Girl: Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight is now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, and on Digital HD.

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 9-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 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. [Read more...]

Barbie and the Secret Door Opens into a Magical World

Universal Studios Barbie and the Secret DoorIn Barbie and The Secret Door from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Barbie stars as Alexa, a shy princess who discovers a secret door in her kingdom and enters a whimsical land filled with magical creatures and surprises. Inside, Alexa meets Romy and Nori, a mermaid and a fairy, respectively, who explain that a spoiled ruler named Malucia is trying to take all the magic in the land. To her surprise, Alexa has magical powers in this world, and her new friends are certain that only she can restore their magic.

With seven original songs and a trifecta of characters, Barbie and The Secret Door will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD with UltraViolet on September 16.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment to Release New Monster High Double Feature

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has set the release date for Monster High: Clawsome Double Feature, a brand-new double feature for Monster High. The double feature will be released as a Blu-ray Combo Pack, including Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD with Ultraviolet on July 1.

The movie features Monster High: Escape from Skull Shores and Monster High: Fright On!, including Monster High characters Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf, and Draculaura.

Barbie Goes Mermaid in Upcoming Video Release

Barbie.ThePearlPrincessThe latest movie featuring Barbie is set for home video release next March. In Barbie: The Pearl Princess, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, the famous fashion doll from Mattel stars as Lumina, a mermaid who dreams of being a princess.

As long as Lumina can remember, she’s had the magical power to make pearls dance and glow. Along with her best friend Kuda, a pink seahorse, she embarks on an adventure to a mer-kingdom, where Lumina uses her powers to help her friends prepare for the Royal Ball—and to unlock her true destiny.

Barbie: The Pearl Princess will be released on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on March 11.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment Presents Barbie & Her Sisters in a Pony Tale

ponytaleBarbie and her sisters set off on a Swiss adventure to the Alps where they are excited to spend the summer at a fun-filled riding academy in Barbie & Her Sisters in a Pony Tale.  Barbie can’t wait to find a new horse to bring back to Malibu, Stacie is excited to prove she’s an amazing equestrian, all Chelsea wants to do is ride the big horses, and Skipper is more interested in writing about the great outdoors than experiencing it.  The sisters’ vacation gets off to a rocky start, but when Barbie discovers a mysterious wild horse in the woods, their visit becomes magical.

Barbie & Her Sisters in a Pony Tale is an adventure filled with fun, humor, and horses. It debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack , DVD, and Digital including UltraViolet on October 22, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Meet The Small Potatoes Set to Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, Licensed to Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Little Airplane ProductionsMeet the Small Potatoes is set to make its world television broadcast premiere Friday, February 15 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Hundreds of avatars of fans, selected through an on-line promotion, are now part of the Meet the Small Potatoes cast and are included in shots throughout the film. [Read more...]

American Girl’s 2013 Girl of the Year Turns Passion into Persuasion to Promote Arts Education

Saige Copeland is American Girl‘s 2013 Girl of the Year. Saige is a spirited and imaginative young girl who loves painting and horseback riding at her grandma’s ranch in Albuquerque—the hot-air balloon capital of the world. Saige’s collection is available for one year; the character comes to life with an 18-inch Saige doll featuring long auburn hair and an array of outfits and accessories, including a hot-air balloon and a posable horse. A new movie from Universal Studios Home Entertainment based on Saige’s stories will premiere on DVD this year. [Read more...]