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DisneyNature Bears now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD & FREE Printables

 

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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.

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Kimberly

*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.

Movie Review: Disneynature Bears in theaters today (April 18, 2014)

 

DisneyNature-Bears-Poster

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend with your family? Would you want to do something that would help support our national parks? If you answer “yes” to either of these questions you should consider taking the family to see the newest Disneynature film, Bears, which is in theaters today (April 18, 2014).

Disneynature has released other beautiful films including Wings of Life, Chimpanzee, African Cats, Earth, Oceans, The Crimson Wings and of course Bears. Their next film, Monkey Kingdom, swings into theaters next year.

Bears is the story of a mother bear named Sky. She survived the harsh winter in an underground cave along with her two cubs – Amber and Scout. When the snow starts to melt and things begin to thaw out, Sky knows it’s time to take her cubs on an incredibly journey to find food.

It’s true what they say about “survival of the fittest”. Sky soon learns that getting food for her hungry cubs is not as easy as it would seem. She needs to deal with other bears for prime fishing spots, as well as protect her young from hungry bears who would love to gobble them up instead of fish, most especially a HUGE bear named Magus (he’s the “big bully on the block”) and an outcast named Chinook.

Another predator that Sky has to watch out for is a very hungry wolf name Tikanni who is always lurking around the cubs.

Amber and Scout are typical “children” – always getting into mischief, most especially Scout. Amber tends to stick close by her mother’s side.

The family has to struggle and go hungry a lot the time because the world can be a cruel, harsh place – especially for the young. Sadly only half of the bear cubs born survive their first year. Starvation and predators are their worse enemies.

The film is not all about struggling. There are plenty of times where the family finds food – and plenty of it. I don’t want to give away anything but let’s just say it does have a happy ending.

I learned a lot about bears from watching this film. The film shows you the daily life of bears during the course of a few months when the winter snows have melted and the bears needs to eat as much as they can to build up enough fat reserves to survive another long, cold, harsh winter.

Disneynature Bears

It was amazing to see just how much Sky cared for her children. Have you ever heard someone say “don’t mess with mama bear” when referring to a human mom and her children? I have. And it’s true. Don’t mess with a mother bear when it comes to her young. She will fight for them to the death.

It was amazing to see just how much Sky sacrificed for her children. You can tell that there is a lot of love there. People might not think that animals can feel love and other emotions. I believe they can. Sky exhibited a lot of love and devotion towards her children. It was truly amazing to see.

This is a wonderful movie for the whole family. You don’t have to like bears to appreciate this magnificent film. Of course once you see this film you are going to be fans of these big, furry creatures. 🙂

There are a few scenes where bears are fighting. That might be a little intense for very young children. Aside from that the movie is very family friendly. Its rated G. It runs for a little over an hour and a half and is narrated by actor John C. Reilly.

Bears opens in theaters today (April 18, 2014).

Here is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.

 

If you see the film during opening week (April 18 – 24, 2014), Disneynature will make a donation, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, to the National Park  Foundation. The foundation helps protect our national parks and the wildlife who calls them home, including bears like Sky, Amber and Scout. I hope you will consider going to see the film during opening week to help support a wonderful organization.

For more information about the National Park Foundation visit www.NationalParks.org.

There are other ways you can help too.

Disneynature Bears plush

The Disney Store is also contributing to the National Park Foundation. For  every plush from the DisneyNature Bear film that is purchased, $1.00 will be  donated to the National Park Foundation (campaign ends May 11, 2014). You can  find the plush bears here – Amber and Scout. You can see my plush Amber at the L.A. Zoo here – Visiting a real life bear at the L.A. Zoo in honor of Disneynature Bears. Scroll down towards the bottom and you’ll see my plush at the zoo. They are adorable and would make a wonderful new “friend” for your child or grandchild.

A company that makes cases for iPads and iPhones created special cases in honor of this film. They are donating 20% of the sale of these cases to the National Parks  Foundation. This is just one more way you can help save bears like Sky, Amber  and Scout and many other wildlife creatures.

To learn more visit www.DODOcase.com.

Bear case from DODO

There is a fabulous educational guide all about bears found on the Disneynature website. This 93 page guide is FREE and can be downloaded on the Disneynature website (scroll down to where it says Educational Guides). The guide is not only great for educators it’s also wonderful for parents to share with their children, as well as the whole family. As an adult I learned A LOT about bears from the guide too.

Also on the Disneynature site you’ll find videos, photo gallery, information  about Bears and other Disneynature films and more.

If you would like to learn more about Disneynature and the film  Bears you can check out their Facebook and Twitter pages. They can even be found on Pinterest.  The official hashtags are #DisneynatureBears and #MeetTheCubs.

I also have a wonderful 23 page activity “booklet” that you can download for FREE and enjoy with your family. Simply click on the text link below.

Disneynature Bears activities

Disneynature Bears Activity Pages

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I attended a free screening in order to do this review. My travel expenses were covered. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Visiting a real life bear at the L.A. Zoo in honor of Disneynature Bears – in theaters April 18, 2014

 

DisneyNature Bears Poster

This Friday the newest film from Disneynature called Bears opens in theaters across the country. I was excited to have the opportunity to screen the film a few weeks ago. The film opens in theaters April 18, 2014.

I love bears. I think they are beautiful creatures. They look very cuddly. I just want to snuggle up with one. Of course I can’t really do that. I don’t think the bear would be too happy about it. LOL.

I love animals. I have been an animal lover all my life. Bears are one of my favorite animals (in the top 10).

We have a small zoo near where we live. They have a couple of bears that live there that are indigenous to our area. The zoo is located in Bear Mountain State Park (NY). This year to celebrate Earth Day (April 26th) they are inviting people to visit the park and make treats to give to the resident bears.

PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly V. (She Scribes)

PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly V. (She Scribes)

PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly V. (She Scribes)

PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly V. (She Scribes)

One would think the park was named because of the area bears that call it home. The are was actually named Bear Mountain because the profile of the mountain resembles a bear lying down (so I’ve read). There are bears that live there and in our area. In fact my daughter and I saw a small bear strolling along side the road when we were leaving the bank – a 1/2 mile from our home. The bears like to feed in the dumpster at the nearby dumpster. Bear sightings are not uncommon around here since we live on the edge of the park land. My husband even saw a bear one day on his way to work.

I’ve also been an ambassador for the Bronx Zoo (NY) for the past few years. They are one of the best zoos in the US. They have Polar Bears there too.

PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly V. (She Scribes)

PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly V. (She Scribes)

When I was out in Los Angeles a few weeks ago we had the opportunity to screen the Disneynature film Bears. It’s the story of a mother bear named Sky and her two cubs, Scout and Amber.

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life  Adventure Bears showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two  impressionable young cubs, Amber and Scout, are taught life’s most important  lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their  journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bear family emerges from  hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as  the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of  avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must  work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while  staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present  wolf. Bears captures the fast-moving action and suspense of  life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska!  Directed  by Alastair Fothergill (Earth, African Cats and  Chimpanzee) and Keith Scholey (African Cats), and narrated by  John C. Reilly.

After we screened the film we had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Los Angeles Zoo to check out a real bear. I love bears. I love animals. I love zoos. Needless to say I was thrilled.

The Los Angeles Zoo is located at 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA. It’s open Monday through Sunday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (they start to put the animals away for the night around 4:00 PM). One day I’ll need to look into RV rental Las Angeles, so I can visit the zoo again with my family.

I’ve been to the Bronx Zoo here in NY many times. The animal enclosures are huge and sometimes it’s hard to see the animals. At the L.A. Zoo the animal enclosures are smaller which allows you to really get close to the animals (a safe distance of course). I liked being able to get close to the animals. Los Angeles Zoo

Here are some fun facts about the L.A. Zoo.

The  Los Angeles Zoo was the fourth zoo to serve the city.

The Los Angeles Zoo opened in November 28, 1966. Among the animals at the Zoo on opening  day was American alligator Methuselah, who passed away in 2010.

The world’s first gorilla baby delivered by Caesarian section was born at the Los Angeles Zoo in 1977. He weighed in at 5 pounds, 2 ounces and was named Caesar.

In 1981 the L.A. Zoo become a partner in the California Condor Recovery Program, helping to  bring this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction.

A donation from Alice C. Tyler funds a new Meerkat exhibit which would later provide inspiration for the animators of Disney’s The Lion King.

Our first stop on our zoo visit was the California Condor Rescue center. This special center not only provides visitors with the opportunity to learn more about these magnificent endangered birds but it is also a fun interactive play area for children.

Much work is being done by the zoo to help repopulate the California Condor. Many of these birds have died over the years due to garbage that people carelessly toss on the side of the road and in the woods. The birds will eat just about anything and have consumed things such as buttons, bottle caps and screws. Many of these items are poisonous or end up getting stuck on their insides, killing the birds.

California Condor

X-ray of a California Condor

PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly V. (She Scribes)

Look at all the garbage tossed aside by humans that get ingested by the Condors. I see bottle caps, screws and what looks like glass.

The California Condor is the largest bird in North America. It’s wing span can reach up to 9 feet!

At one point there are around 20 California Condors left. Thanks go conservation efforts there are now over 400 California Condors, 200+ are freely flying around California, Arizona and Baja California, Mexico.

The zoo was kind enough to bring out one of their California Condors, Dolly, for us to meet in person. Isn’t she beautiful.

PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly V. (She Scribes)

Dolly the California Condor

If you ever have the opportunity to visit the L.A. Zoo make sure to stop by the California Condor exhibit. The play area features places where kids can climb and crawl under things. It’s set up to mimic the Condor’s natural environment. There is also a medical area where children can examine and care for Condor’s (plush, stuffed animals), complete with medical scrubs, stethoscopes and X-rays.

Condor Rescue Zone

There are a lot of wonderful animals to be seen at the L.A. Zoo including Koalas, Giraffes, Chimpanzees, Okapi, Lemurs, a Rhino and more.

Here are just a few of the animals we had the opportunity to check out while at the zoo.

PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly V. (She Scribes)

Masai Giraffe

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Happy Chimpanzee

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Baby Masai Giraffe

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Hippopotamus

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Giant Otter – They can grow to be five feet!

PHOTO CREDIT: Kimerly V. (She Scribes)

Flamingos. The gray ones are babies. Do you know how Flamingos get their pink color?

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Meerkat

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Alligator – I don’t want to get too close to him!

We also had the chance to meet Randa the Indian Rhinoceros. The zoo spell’s it Randa but it sounds like Rhonda.

Randa is the second oldest Rhino in captivity (she’s in her mid-40’s). The unique thing about Randa is that she had cancer. The cancer was located under her horn. The zoo had to remove her horn to get to the cancer that was underneath it. They successfully removed the cancer and after many weeks of chemotherapy Randa was cancer free (yeah!).

The zoo had to adapt a machine used on humans to work with Randa so she could get the treatment that she needed.

Her keeper told us that Rhinos like to rub their horns no things. Since Rando no longer had a horn, all she had left was a bit hole in her nose. They had to constantly put new bandages on it because she kept opening it up and it was getting infected. To combat the infection the zoo put MAGGOTS in her wound! Ewww!!! Maggots actually help to heal wounds a lot faster. Doctors around the world use maggot therapy to treat patients. Thank goodness my doctor doesn’t do that. Gross!

I’m glad that Randa is doing OK these days.

PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly V. (She Scribes)

Randa the Rhino at the Los Angeles Zoo

The zoo also has a beautiful carousel that features many of the animals found at the zoo.

One odd carousel character that stands out is the Dung Beetle. The carousel has one along with a pile of dung (aka – poop!) that you can sit in and ride around in the carousel. LOL!

Dung Beetle Carousel Seat.

Dung Beetle Carousel Seat.

LA Zoo Carousel

BEAUTIFUL carousel creatures.

The zoo visit would not be complete without stopping by the Bear exhibit. The L.A. Zoo has a Black Bear on exhibit. His name is Ranger.

Here are some interesting facts about Black Bears.

American black bears are the smallest and most prevalent of the bears native to North America.

American black bears live in various   forests throughout North America and are found in 41 of the 50 United States.

Black Bears mostly occupy temperate forests but can also be found in swampy or mountainous forested areas.

Black Bears eat grasses, fruits, berries, nuts, insects, human foods, and occasionally small vertebrates.

They can weight from 150-600 pounds.

Male bears are 25% larger than female bears.

PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly V. (She Scribes)

Black Bear at the L.A. Zoo – Doesn’t he look soft and cuddly?

PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly V. (She Scribes)

So beautiful!

For more interesting information about bears you can download a FREE educational guide from the Disneynature website. The guide is 93 pages long! It’s not only great for educators but also parents and people who are interested in learning more about Bears.

You can find the guide at Nature.Disney.com. Scroll down about half way and you’ll see the guide along with several other guides you might be interested in.

Also on the Disneynature site you’ll find videos, photo gallery, information about Bears and other Disneynature films and more.

The bears featured in the Disneynature film Bears are brown bears, but the information found in the guide covers pretty much anything and everything you’d want to know about these beautiful creatures.

Disneynature Bears opens on Friday, April 18, 2014. If you see the film during opening week (April 18 – 24, 2014),  Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fun, will make a  donation to the National Park  Foundation to help protect our national parks and the wildlife that calls them home. That means bears, like the beautiful black bear at the L.A. Zoo and bears like Sky, Amber and Scout (featured in the film) will be protected, as well as other wildlife.

If you would like to learn more about Disneynature and the film Bears you can check out their Facebook and Twitter pages. They can even be found on Pinterest. The official hashtags are #DisneynatureBears and #MeetTheCubs.

The Disney Store is also contributing to the National Park Foundation. For every plush from the DisneyNature Bear film that is purchased, $1.00 will be donated to the National Park Foundation (campaign ends May 11, 2014). You can find the plush bears here – Amber and Scout.

I have one of the plush toys (Amber). I took her to the L.A. Zoo with me. She “photo bombed” a few of my photos, as well as happily posed for others. Here are some fun photos from the day.

PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly V. (She Scribes)

Amber rescued me from a Rattlesnake at the California Condor Rescue area. No worries… it’s not a REAL snake. I wouldn’t put Amber I danger.

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Amber reading up on Vultures and Condors at the California Condor Rescue Center.

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Amber “monkeying around” while I tried to take a picture of a Chimpanzee.

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Whose the real bear in this picture?

DODOcase was kind enough give the bloggers on our trip lovely iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPhone 5/5S cases. These are limited edition cases that you an purchase from their site. They each feature a custom Bears design in honor of the film.

DODOcase is donating 20% of the sale of these cases to the National Parks Foundation. This is just one more way you can help save bears like Sky, Amber and Scout and many other wildlife creatures.

To learn more visit www.DODOcase.com.

DODOcase

To learn other ways you can help the Nation Park Foundation visit www.NationalParks.org.

For more information about the L.A. Zoo or to connect with them via social media, here are some helpful links for you.

Official website: www.LAZoo.org.

FacebookTwitterYouTubePinterest. The official hashtag is #LAZoo.

PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly V. (She Scribes)

Amber at the L.A. Zoo

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. My travel expenses were covered.

Win a beautiful necklace inspired by DisneyNature Bears (retail value $218). Ends 4/18/14

 

Photo Credit: DisneyNature

Photo Credit: DisneyNature

Opening on Friday, April 18, 2014 is the latest film from DisneyNature called Bears. Bears is the story of a young mother bear, Sky, and her two adorable cubs, Amber and Scout. I had the opportunity to screen the movie a few weeks ago (look for my review this Friday) as well as take a trip to the L.A. Zoo where I had the opportunity to see a real bear.

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure Bears showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs, Amber and Scout, are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bear family emerges from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf. Bears captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska!  Directed by Alastair Fothergill (Earth, African Cats and Chimpanzee) and Keith Scholey (African Cats), and narrated by John C. Reilly, Bears arrives in theaters April 18, 2014, to celebrate Earth Day!

With all DisneyNature films a donation is made to help a worthwhile cause. If you see the film, Bears, during opening week (April 18 – 24, 2014), DisneyNature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fun, will make a donation to the National Park Foundation to help protect our national parks and the wildlife that calls them home. That means bears like Sky, Amber and Scout will be protected.

In honor of the film’s release, jewelry designer Alex Woo designed a beautiful necklace featuring Sky, Amber and Scout.

“As a mother myself, I instantly bonded with the theme and story of Disneynature’s new film Bears. I was really touched by the universal symbolism and significance of the relationship between mother and child. And in an effort to help preserve our national parks, I designed a special pendant that captures the true beauty and essence of American wildlife. The mother bear Sky watches over her twin cubs Amber and Scout while they look up to her for a shield and protection from the dangers of the wild,” says Alex.

Alex Woo has teamed up with DisneyNature films. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of this stunning necklace (20%) will be donated to the National Parks Foundation.

Alex Woo DisneyNature Bears necklace

The pendant is available in Sterling Silver and 14K Gold.

“All mothers share a common bond of wanting to protect and nurture their child as best they can. So that was the story I wanted to tell through my design, said Alex. The final element that I wanted to incorporate was the three snow-capped mountains at Katmai National Park that represent a different goal that Disneynature and the National Park Foundation hope to achieve: wildlife protection, habitat restoration, and conservation research. What is exciting about the National Park Foundation is that they are the gateway to everyone’s lives in experiencing nature; its goal is to connect people to the parks, protect them, and inspire people to learn more about them. I hope that you like it as much as I enjoyed designing it!”

To make a purchase or to learn more about Alex Woo’s designs, visit www.AlexWoo.com. The necklace is available both on the website and at fine specialty stores.

To learn more about the wonderful work that the Nation Parks Foundation does please visit www.NationalParks.org.

For more information about DisneyNature Bears visit the official Facebook page. You can also follow DisneyNature on Twitter.

Alex Woo and DisneyNature has generously donated one of the beautiful silver Bears necklaces ($218 value) for a lucky reader. 

To enter please use the Rafflecopter widget (below).

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Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers.

New from DisneyNature – Bears. Coming to theaters April 18, 2014

 

DisneyNature Bears

Just in time for Earth Day (April 22) comes the newest film from DisneyNature called Bears.

Over the past several years, DisneyNature has released nature/animal films around Earth Day. A percentage of the ticket sales goes towards a specific charity.

Previous DisneyNature films include;

  • Wings of Life
  • Chimpanzee
  • African Cats
  • Oceans
  • The Crimson Wing
  • Earth

Some examples of charities that have benefited from these amazing films include the Jane Goodall Institute (which works to protect chimpanzees and their habitats from the film Chimpanzee), Save the Savannah (African Cats) and The Nature Conservancy (Oceans).

DisneyNature’s Bears is no exception. A proceed of the ticket sales will go towards the National Park Foundation. That is why it’s important to get out and see these films. Not only are they entertaining and educational, a portion of the ticket sales goes towards great charities to preserve nature and wildlife for generations to come.

DisneyNature Bears

Here is a little more information about DisneyNature’s Bears.

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure Bears showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. Bears captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska!

Directed by Alastair Fothergill (Earth, African Cats and Chimpanzee) and Keith Scholey (African Cats), Bears arrives in theaters April 18, 2014, to celebrate Earth Day.

Check out the film’s trailer. It looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I can’t wait to see it.

 

If you would like to learn more about the film, or keep up to date, visit Disney.com/Bears. You can also follow the film on Facebook and Twitter.

The film will be in theaters on April 18, 2014.

What do you think about the film? Do you think you and your family will go and see it? Have you seen other DisneyNature films? Do you have a favorite?

DisneyNature Bears

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers.

DisneyNature’s Bears coming to theaters in time for Earth Day 2014

 

DisneyNature Bears

I was a little bit disappointed when I found out that DisneyNature was not releasing a film this year in honor of Earth Day. In the past DisneyNature has brought such breathtaking films as Earth, Oceans, African Cats and Chimpanze to life. The next film to be released is called Bears and it will be in theaters just before Earth Day 2014 (release date April 18, 2014).

Bears is directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, who also worked together on African Cats. If you are interested I did an interview with Keith Scholey back in 2011 where we talked about African Cats. You can find the interview here – Chatting with African Cats Director Keith Scholey.

Here is a little background information about the new film.

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure Bears showcases a year in the life of two mother bears as they impart life lessons to their impressionable young cubs. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bear families must work together to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—where mothers definitely know best and their cubs’ survival hinges on family togetherness.

Check out this beautiful video (just over 2 minutes) that talks about DisneyNature films and gives you a sneak peak into Bears. I cannot wait to see this film!

 

If you are reading this post via e-mail you can find the video here, http://bit.ly/XPG4kt.

Here are some interesting facts about the film and DisneyNature that you might enjoy.

Bears is the fifth release for Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years.  The label was launched in April 2008 to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to capture a variety of wildlife subjects and stories.

The first four releases under the Disneynature label—Earth, Oceans, African Cats and Chimpanzee—are among the top five highest grossing feature-length nature films of all time.

Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife documentary filmmaking, producing 13 True Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, including Seal Island (1948), Beaver Valley (1950), The Living Desert (1953) and Jungle Cat (1958).  The films earned eight Academy Awards®.

DisneyNature has done some amazing work over the years. Their films not only entertain but also educate. A portion of ticket sales goes towards a charity related to each film.

Here is some additional informabout about DisneyNature.

Disneynature was launched in April 2008. Its mission is to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire and educate theatrical audiences everywhere.

Disney’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the label and Disneynature films empower the audience to help make a difference.

Through donations tied to opening-week attendance for all four films, Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, has planted three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protected nearly 130,000 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat, educated 60,000 school children about chimpanzee conservation and cared for chimpanzees.

If you would like to keep up to date on DisneyNature films you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

DisneyNature Bears April 2014

Kimberly

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