Disneynature’s Bears Featurette

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.

Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”) and Keith Scholey (“African Cats”).

A teenage bear rests next to her mother, in the meadows of Katmai National Park, Alaska.©Disneynature

“Bears” is in theaters April 18, 2014, to celebrate Earth Day.

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  1. real nice article but I don’t like bears or snakes!!!

  2. I think Bears are so cute and I love when they get the salmon. Cute topic

  3. This is a family movie we all will watch. We love nature shows of all kinds and this looks like a great one. I knew I was going to like it the minute I saw Bears and the word Disney lol

  4. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    When I was young the always had nature movies on Disney. I am so glad they are coming back and I plan to take my grandkids to see it.

  5. Aunt Reen says:

    I love this film! Disney does such an amazing job showing us the beauty of nature! My kids learn so much watching. :)

  6. Michelle F. says:

    would love to see that.

  7. Sarah L says:

    Fascinating look at bears and the scenery is beautiful.

  8. Charlene says:

    I think I might go see it. It sounds like it can bring a smile to my face watching how they live and learn. Thanks for letting me know.

  9. vickie marks allbright says:

    aww how adorable are those bears …….great article and info thanks

  10. Nena Sinclair says:

    Bears fascinate me, so I’ve gotta see this! :)

  11. devin macmahon says:

    omg this looks amazing!!! i definitely want to check it out. i love animals so much and seeing what they are like in the wild… i hate seeing anything bad happen to them, almost more than when its happening to a human lol 😛 thank you for sharing this post!

  12. rbeeyswan says:
  13. Vikki Cousin says:

    This is a nice family movie. I haven’t watched it but I know from reading your review that it’s awesome.

  14. i find bears irresistibly cute!:D I would surely watch this movie with my family.. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Paula V says:

    Bears are such an adorable but powerful breed. This looks very good.

  16. Holly Uhler says:

    My kids will love this! (I hope>,>) They love bears and I’m sure they’ll love it if they give it a chance… They sometimes get weird about live action anything

  17. Maria Iemma says:

    Bears are so adorable – they are also dangerous. I love polar bears and koala bears. It will be interesting to watch their ‘life’ on film

  18. jules p says:

    This looks like a great movie. One that our whole family can enjoy. I appreciate the article about it.

  19. Wendy Mastin says:

    This brings back many memories. I was in Alaska and saw the bears. I did also see a Blond Bear, so beautiful.

  20. chelesa sims says:

    I think this would be a great movie for the whole family and me being a lover of bears for many years i think i would enjoy it


  22. Disney always has good family movies. This looks like an entertaining film for children.

  23. Wanda Bergman says:

    Oh, I love bears so much! They look so darn cuddly!!

  24. Sara Bruce says:

    I saw this and think that my daughter would love this, she’s only three, and loves animals! Hope you have a great day.

  25. Mikki Cross says:

    All children will love this. They have such a fascination with animals.

  26. I’m looking forward to sharing this with my Granddaughters.

  27. This looks like a great film for the family, cant wait to see it soon.

  28. Cassandra Grant says:

    Love your site!!

  29. June S. says:

    I love these kind of movies, can’t wait to go and see.

  30. Wanda Tracey says:

    I think bears are super cute in movies and books but wouldn’t want one in my personal space.LOLAnything Disney though has to be fascinating and I would probably love to see it.Thank you.

  31. Charlene says:

    I love watching animals in their own environment. It is extremely interesting. The scenery is probably breathtaking as well.

  32. Nicole Becker says:

    This sounds like a perfect movie to watch with my granddaughter!! I love all of the Disney Movies!!

  33. Maria Iemma says:

    I shared the posting with my family and they cannot wait to see it. Disney does it again

  34. Mikki Cross says:

    For whatever reason children relate to animals and have genuine love and empathy for them. This film is a good way for parents to instill values and life lessons to their children.

  35. Stacey Roberson says:

    What a fun, an educational, documentary to take the kids to see. I think bears are unique and live an interesting life.

  36. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    Am running out of things to talk about. Once again I checked out the
    Disney nature bears and I feel all kids will enjoy it.

  37. Peggy Greco says:

    Thanks for sharing review on adorable little movie.

  38. I love bears I especially love the Godilocks and the 3 Bears it was my favorite I plan on letting my grand~daughter watch this I bet she will LOVE it
    Thanks so much

  39. Amanda Williams says:

    My kids are excited to see this. I was actually suprised that they wanted to see it because we have a mandatory Discovery Kids science “family time” every week. Sometimes they grumble through it and sometimes they are loving it. Thank you for the review and preview! Now I know what they are talking about (who has time for tv to see the previews anyways?)!!

  40. gigi borden says:

    I love that you showcased and wrote about this! I love the Bears story! :)

  41. Mitzi Fisher says:

    I love the bear story. This is a awesome review….

  42. It is to be hoped that shows such as this will help educate everyone about the fact that bears (and other animals) may not be what you want in your back yard, but are a part of the bounty that makes this planet beautiful. l

  43. Stacey L says:

    My kids loves animals can’t wait till this comes out so they can see it. Great to see Disney coming out with different types of movies. Thanks for sharing the post.

  44. Tim Anderson says:

    My Grandaughter would love this. Hope it comes to the Drive-in near me.

  45. Brittany Holland says:

    This looks like a great movie. I know my 2 sons will enjoy it. They love all types of animals

  46. Wanda Tracey says:

    No one makes a nature movie like Disney.They are so fantastic to watch as a child or an adult.I have always been intruiged by the adventure and real life lessons.

  47. Deborah D says:

    Educational for both children & adults. Can’t wait to see it.

  48. This is so adorable, I love watching things like this.

  49. cylina williams says:

    Looks like a fantastic film, thanks for posting!

  50. Wendi Scharrer says:

    Can’t wait to see this next year. Really glad part of the ticket sales goes back to conservation.

  51. Sounds like another fantastic Disney film. Have you ever seen bears in the wild? We were blessed to see two cubs romping and eating berries early one morning when we visited Yellowstone.

  52. Mary Dailey says:

    I would love this! People need to realize that without snakes we would be run over with rats, mice, and other rodents. They are the ones that keep the rat population down. Of course, none of us want to be around poisonous snakes, but that is how they kill their prey.

  53. Patricia Zyska-Pickett says:

    Sounds like an excellent Disney production. Thank you so much for sharing. I’ve seen bears in the wild before…but I haven’t gotten too close :)

  54. Patricia Zyska-Pickett says:

    Sorry if this is a duplicate comment:

    Sounds like an excellent Disney production. Thank you so much for sharing. I’ve seen bears in the wild before…but I haven’t gotten too close :)

  55. Tooth Fairy says:

    Beary nice article and scenic show. Thanks for bringing more green awareness to Earth Day. I ♥ Walt Disney productions! But believe me ” Please don’t feed the bears! ” They may look sweet but they are still wild.

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