I just read that American Girl and Warner Home Video will be releasing Felicity: An American Girl Adventure on February 15, 2011 in celebration of American Girl’s 25th Anniversary. What I don’t understand is why they would “archive” Felicity this fall and then turn right around and release her special edition DVD (which will include a digital download, too) only a few months later. Does that make sense to you?
For those of you who do not know the story of Felicity, here is the movie synopsis from the press release:
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.
The 25th Anniversary edition will include the following bonus features:
- 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 Foundation.
- “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.
It makes me wonder if American Girl is going to release anniversary editions of Samantha, Molly and Kit’s movies, too. And if they are releasing 25th Anniversary editions of the movies, are they going to release 25th Anniversary editions of all the historical dolls? What do you think? I wonder if the Julie movie will ever come to be a reality, too?