Several months ago I was offered the wonderful opportunity to screen the latest DisneyNature film called Bears.
I am a HUGE fan of DisneyNature films and other documentary-type films about nature and animals. I’m an animal lover. I love all kinds of animals.
DisneyNature Bears documents the summer of one bear family – Sky and her two cubs Amber and Scout.
The film starts off when the young family first awakens from their winter hibernation. All three of of the are starving. Sky is still nursing her cubs but she is running out of fat reserves to produce milk. She needs to eat right away or she won’t be able to feed her cubs.
You would think finding food would be easy enough. It’s not. In fact it’s literally a struggle between life and death.
Sky faces a lot of challenges when it comes to finding food for her family. One of the biggest is other bears, especially two large male bears named Magnus and Chinook who would love to make her babies into one of their meals.
In addition to looking for food Sky also have to keep one step ahead from the male bears who are keeping their eye on the cubs and hope to catch them off guard. Not only that a hungry wolf named Tikaani is also trying to steal one of the cubs away from Sky when she’s not looking.
The family does face a lot of hardships like lack of food and one of the cubs gone missing and assumed dead. However this film is not all about the struggles the bear family faces. It’s also about the love of a mother for her young.
Many times throughout the film you can witness first hand Sky and her cubs frolicking and enjoying the summer sunshine and warmth. Even though there are dangers lurking around every corner there is a lot new experiences and plenty of playtime to be had too.
I won’t give away the ending, but I will say that it’s a happy one for the beautiful bear family.
Here is the film’s trailer from when the movie was in theaters.
Look for DisneyNatures Bears where ever movies are sold.
This movie is beautiful. Once again DisneyNature has found a way to bring you up close and personal to the world’s most amazing creatures. You get so close to the bears that you can see their individual hairs.
One of the bonus features, How Did They Film That? gives viewers a glimpse into how they were able to acquire some of these amazing shots.
Two other bonus features, Welcome to Alaska and A Guide to Living with Bears also educate viewers on how much went into filming the bears. Keep in mind bears are wild creatures and their behavior is unpredictable. They could have charged the filmmakers at any time during the filming of Bears.
Another bonus feature, one I would recommend you take the time to view, is called The Future of Bears. It features and interview with Dr. Jane Goodall. I found it extremely interesting and very educational.
You can also check out the music video for the song Carry On by Olivia Holt in the bonus feature section too.
I posted more information about this film earlier this year. If you search for DisneyNature Bears in my site’s search box you’ll find more.
For more information about this and other DisneyNature films visit Nature.Disney.com. There you’ll find FREE educational materials you can download and print out for most of the DisneyNature films, including Bears.
I also have some wonderful activities you can download. Click on the image below.
*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.