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Saige Paints the Sky (2013)

TV-G | | Family | TV Movie 2 July 2013
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Meet nine-year old Saige, a talented artist with a passion for horses, in this modern-day story about finding your voice! Saige is excited about the new school year, until she discovers ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Sidney Fullmer Sidney Fullmer ... Saige
Alexandra Peters ... Tessa (as Alex Peters)
Alana Gordillo ... Gabi
Mika Abdalla ... Dylan
Kerr Smith ... Mr. Copeland
Jane Seymour ... Mimi
Laurel Harris ... Mrs. Copeland
Omar Paz Trujillo ... Luis (as Omar Trujillo)
Rebecca Gibson ... Principal Laird
Stephanie Sy ... Mrs. Applegate
Kate Gajdosik Kate Gajdosik ... Mrs. Patterson
David House David House ... Therapist
Shawn Mondragon Shawn Mondragon ... Announcer
Ethan Chernick Ethan Chernick ... Older Boy


Meet nine-year old Saige, a talented artist with a passion for horses, in this modern-day story about finding your voice! Saige is excited about the new school year, until she discovers that art-her favorite class-has been cut. On top of that, her best friend, Tessa, seems to be spending more and more time with another girl. For help, Saige turns to her grandma Mimi, a well-known artist and horse-woman, who inspires her to take action. Can Saige find the courage to overcome her fears and save the art program-and her friendship with Tessa? Heart-warming, empowering, and fun, it's a movie for every girl who has ever dreamed big. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

2 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky See more »

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Sidney Fullmer is a blonde, but died her hair red to play Saige. See more »


In the beginning when Saige is shown getting ready, she puts on a necklace with a pendant of several blue stones. In the very next shot as she rushes down the stairs, she's wearing a coin necklace. See more »


Follows An American Girl Holiday (2004) See more »


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Inspiring, enjoyable
15 July 2013 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

Saige enjoys going outside and painting, as well she should. She lives in a beautiful area of the Southwestern U.S. And her design for a hot-air balloon has been accepted for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.

Saige hasn't seen her best friend Tessa all summer. But Tessa has been away at music camp and has a new friend Dylan who she met there, who happens to be in their fourth-grade class. And Tessa and Dylan still want to spend time together, leaving Saige out. There is a new girl Gabi who likes art and lives near Saige's grandmother Mimi.

There is more bad news. Due to budget cuts, there will be no art class this year. Music class will be offered instead, though art will be back next year in place of music.

It is a tradition for Mimi, a noted artist, to lead the Fiesta's parade riding her horse Picasso. She is also working on a mural. Mimi hears about Saige's situation and says an artist never gives up. She also tries to get Saige to try new techniques, but Saige doesn't like change. Perhaps Saige can find the solution to her problem at school.

Then Mimi has an accident and Saige puts all her focus on her grandmother (including taking care of her dog Rembrandt). Mimi tells Saige she should still work on getting art class back.

Saige and the other girls start working on a plan to get art class back, which will require raising funds. Dylan's mother is a journalist, which will help. The girls face many obstacles and sometimes it appears they will give up. One problem is that Dylan seems to think everything is all about her. Another is that Saige is afraid to speak in public.

Meanwhile. Mimi has her own set of challenges as she tries to recover. And she is not following her own advice. She is giving up too easily and needs someone to push her. One thing she will not do no matter how hard she tries is ride in the parade, but perhaps Saige can.

So, will the girls and Mimi overcome their obstacles? Can art class be restored?

Everyone learns moral lessons as well as the ability to overcome whatever is in the way. And there is nothing offensive. This movie is for all ages, but mostly for kids.

Jane Seymour does a wonderful job here. She still looks as beautiful in some scenes as she did in her "Dr. Quinn" days. In other scenes, but not all of the ones where she should, she looks like a feeble old woman. She does it all very well. And I have to say I sort of understand what Mimi went through, except she was hurt worse than I was last January. More of her physical therapy might have been nice to see. I know I didn't give up the way she did, and at some point we would have seen progress.

Omar Paz Trujillo is very good as Luis, who takes care of Picasso.

Sidney Fullmer does a good job too.

Tessa is too cute most of the time. In some scenes she is more than "Cool!" "BEYOND Beyond!" and "Awesome!" But she should have been more than that.

Dylan makes a very good villain, but we do learn there is more to her.

I was disappointed during the opening credits when the music I was enjoying ended only to replaced with the garbage that passes for music in the view of today's ten-year-old girls, which are the obvious target audience here. The good news is there is not a lot of that so-called music. Real music is in the background for many scenes--this is the music without words. Even when Tessa and Dylan sing, if it is with a solo guitar or a piano, it does pass for music. The best song (without words) is used for the scene where Saige is painting a white horse (probably Picasso) different colors. When Saige and Gabi look at Mimi's mural, another very good song starts but quickly gets replaced with garbage.

Regardless of the style of music, the kids who can sing (Saige can't) are talented. Some of them can dance too. The big show is quite a spectacular effort for fourth-graders.

And the art is great too.

It's a worthy effort, definitely deserving of the series "American Girl".

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