I love DisneyNature films. Remember Chimpanzee? Now Disneynature, the only Disney subsidiary headquartered outside the United States (based in Paris, France), is ready to release the fifth theatrical film, BEARS.
The other four: 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®.
BEARS is a movie I am very eager to see. I love BEARS. On a recent vacation, we were able to experience Bears of all sizes up close, and watching these adorable bears was so much fun… I’m sure Disney will show me even more amazing BEARS!
Olivia Holt, performer of BEARS anthem “Carry On” and Star of Disney Channel’s “I Didn’t Do It,” hosted a special screening of Disneynature’s BEARS on the Walt Disney Studios lot this Saturday, April 5.
Guests were encouraged to bring a new plush bear to the screening to donate to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
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. “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.