The new American Girl movie McKenna Shoots for the Stars is all about a young gymnast trying to find balance in her training, school and family life, so it makes complete sense that the star of the movie, Jade Pettyjohn would be on hand at the US Olympic Trials for Gymnastics in San Jose over the weekend to promote the movie – especially since it comes out on Tuesday July 3rd at Walmart and American Girl stores (and Amazon on digital download).
Jade Pettyjohn, star of An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars, signed autographs for hundreds of fans at the Olympic Trials – Gymnastics on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1, 2012 in San Jose, CA, with Olympic Champions Carly Patterson and Shannon Miller. The weekend also included a special free outdoor screening of the film , as well as An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars bags and bracelets for attendees. Here are a few photos of Jade Pettyjohn and Olympic Gymnast Carly Patterson signing autographs and interacting with fans that were sent to me to use from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Olympic Champion Carly Patterson and Jade Pettyjohn sign autographs for a fan and her doll wearing the McKenna outfit.
Jade Pettyjohn and Carly Patterson posing for a photo at the US Olympic Trials for Gymnastics in San Jose, CA.
Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller and Jade Pettyjohn pose with a fan at the US Womens Gymnastic Olympic Trials over the weekend.
We were sent the movie for a pre-screening (read my review at DollDiaries.com and enter the giveaway for a McKenna movie DVD while you are there) and hands down the favorite scene of my daughter’s friends was the following clip showing Toulane, played by Ysa Panerejo, sneaking around trying to figure out what McKenna and her tutor Josie (played by Kerris Dorsey) were up to:
Gymnastics fans of ALL AGES will love this movie! I know I did and my daughter has watched it over and over since we got it to review.