February 16, 2011

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Felicity: An American Girl Adventure DVD review

In celebration of American Girl’s 25th anniversary, Warner Home Video (WHV) will release the full-length live-action movie, Felicity: An American Girl Adventure in a collectible, new deluxe edition. The film focuses on Felicity Merriman, a spirited and independent 10-year-old who lives in Williamsburg, Virginia around the time of the American Revolution. Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Deluxe Edition will be available in stores February 15, 2011 and will retail for $19.97 SRP. It will also be available for digital download. 

When Felicity meets Penny, a beautiful copper-colored mare, she knows with all her heart that she must free Penny from her cruel owner.  Felicity desperately wishes for that same sureness of heart about the rumors of revolution swirling through Williamsburg.  Felicity’s father believes that the colonies should be free from England’s rule, but her beloved grandfather and her best friend Elizabeth both support the king. With fiercely conflicting loyalties dividing the colonists, something as simple as a cup of tea could divide Felicity from her best friend forever. As Christmas time draws near, Felicity struggles to hold her family and friends close, and to find ways for love and friendship to rise above the growing conflict.

Felicity: An American Girl Adventure stars Academy Award®-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock, Mystic River) as Mrs. Merriman, John Schneider (Smallville) as Mr. Merriman and Shailene Woodley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) as Felicity Merriman.

Felicity: An American Girl Adventure is a heartwarming, inspirational film that tells a beautiful story set during Colonial times,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. He added, “Felicity is a bright, courageous and endearing character that young girls, and viewers of all ages will enjoy.  We are delighted to release this wonderful family film in a new deluxe edition.”

American Girl ranks as one of the top 25 consumer catalogues in the country.  Since 1986, 18 million American Girl dolls and 132 million American Girl books have been sold. American Girl’s experiential retail stores have welcomed over 33 million visitors to date.

Special Features on the DVD include:
  • All-new release!  Women in Williamsburg – Felicity: An American Girl – An insider’s tour of Felicity’s world of Colonial Williamsburg, filmed in cooperation with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundations
  • All About Felicity, An American Girl 
  • On Set with Felicity Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Shailene Woodley (Felicity).
  • Felicity’s Williamsburg: Co-Stars Shailene Woodley and Katie Henney guide you through Felicity’s hometown, now a living-history museum you can visit today.

My daughter is 5 and is just starting to get into the American Girls.  I watched this movie with her and my 3 year old son. My husband even watched it!   We loved the movie!  It did spark a lot of conversation as my daughter  was unsure of some of the historical aspects of the movie.   Not only is this movie enjoyable, but educational too!  My movie even has a free child admission to Williamsburg in it!!!

Buy Felicity: An American Girl Adventure for $12.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.

Disclaimer:  I  received the above mentioned DVD  to facilitate this review.   All opinions are my own, information on DVD was provided by company.  I was not compensated in any other way.  For my full disclosure policy please click here


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