Couch Manning (Cathy Rigby) advises McKenna (Jade Pettyjohn) to stick to her gymnastics routine in the inspiring new feature-length movie, An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars™ that arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital Download on July 3, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
McKenna Brooks™ is a determined and confident young gymnast in this all-new modern-day adventure. She is on track to make the regional competitive gymnastics team, but off-track in school where she's suddenly struggling to keep up. When McKenna's™ teacher suggests a tutor, she's embarrassed and desperate to keep it a secret from her friends. Then a bad fall at the gym sidetracks her from her favorite sport. Will she recover in time to make the team? Can she succeed in school, too? McKenna™ needs to focus on her strengths to overcome her challenges -- and, with the help of family and friends, find a way to believe in herself again.
Inspired by the beloved American Girl® line of dolls and featuring the celebrated 2012 Girl of the Year®, the film stars Oscar® nominee Nia Vardalos, Jade Pettyjohn as McKenna™, Ian Ziering, Kerris Dorsey and former Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby.