American Girl's Molly Is The Star Of The Show In A New Made-for-TV Movie Airing On Disney Channel This November

New Emily™ Doll, Molly’s English Friend, Joins the Historical Line

Middleton, WI–November 14, 2006–This fall, Molly McIntire©, a lively, lovable, and patriotic heroine growing up on America’s home front in 1944, takes center stage in American Girl’s third made-for-television movie, Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front. The new film, based on the popular Molly book series, is set to air Sunday, November 26, at 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST on Disney Channel. To further engage girls in Molly’s world, American Girl© also introduced several new Molly movie-related items this September, including an 18-inch Emily doll, Molly’s English friend and the newest doll to join its popular historical line of books, dolls, and accessories.

One of American Girl’s original historical characters introduced in 1986, Molly has engaged millions of girls over the past twenty years with her stories of hope, heart, and sacrifice amidst the hardships of World War Two. Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front brings Molly’s touching stories to life—providing girls with a whole new way to explore the world of this popular character. In the film, Molly struggles to come to terms with the changes the war has brought to her family. But with the help of her new friend, Emily, an English girl who has come to live with the McIntires to escape the bombings in London, Molly learns the importance of getting along and pulling together—just as her country has to do to win the war.

Produced by American Girl, Revolution Studios, and Red Om Films in association with Warner Bros. Television Production Inc., Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front stars up-and-coming actress Maya Ritter as Molly McIntire; Tory Green as Emily Bennett; and Molly Ringwald (The Big Time, Pretty in Pink) and David Aaron Baker (The Hoax, Melinda and Melinda) as Molly’s parents, Helen and Dr. James McIntire. The Molly movie was directed by filmmaker Joyce Chopra (The Last Cowboy), and award-winning screenwriter Anna Sandor (Felicity: An American Girl Adventure) wrote the teleplay.

American Girl fans looking for more information about Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front can visit the Molly movie headquarters at americangirl.com/movie. The fun interactive site offers girls a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Molly movie, as well as cast and character bios, a photo gallery, Molly-related games and activities, and much more.

The Emily doll and book and other Molly movie-related products are available through the American Girl catalogue, at American Girl Place© Chicago, New York, or Los Angeles, or at americangirl.com. To request a free catalogue, call 1-800-845-0005.

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