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EXCLUSIVE: Nia Vardalos Talks ‘An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars’ Blu-ray

First released in 1986, the American Girl doll collection has taken the world by storm, launching specialized shops across the country that allow young girls and their families to take part in the American Girl experience. The franchise has also launched its own branded magazine, and the well-received 2008 feature film Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Now, the popular phenomenon comes home with the first ever direct-to-video full-length feature McKenna Shoots for the Stars, An American Girl Blu-ray and DVD that arrives in stores this Tuesday, July 3rd.

In the tradition of The American Girl storylines that have enchanted parents and children alike, McKenna Shoots for the Stars follows doll of the year McKenna (Jade Pettyjohn) and her real-life adventures in becoming a world-renowned gymnast. To celebrate this release, we have clips, featurettes, and an exclusive chat with McKenna's on-screen mother Nia Vardalos.

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