This is a re-blogged post from the RCR article posted here
We were invited to a screening of Disneynature’s new film, “Bears” which opens this Friday, April 18th in theaters nationwide. We hope you’ll take your family to see this movie this weekend as part of the proceeds will go to benefit our national parks.
Following Sky, the mother bear, as she takes her cubs, Amber and Scout, out of the den and into a world full of majesty, danger, and searching for something to eat. Disneynature’s Bears, captures some of the most amazing footage of the Alaskan Wilderness and the day-to-day life of a grizzly bear family for their first year of discovery.
The Filmmakers capture not only the grandeur of Alaska’s Katai National Park, but also manage to get so candid with the bears, you, as an audience member, lose awareness that you’re watching a film, and feel more like you’re with the bears.
Digging Up Clams
What took me out of the film most was the narrator, John C. Reilly, while great in Wreck-It-Ralph, he lacked the gravitas that a David Attenborough, whom is most associated with nature and wildlife documentaries. Reilly is an unlikely cypher for this kind of film, he comes off more as the guy sitting behind you in the theatre, talking really loud. Aside from that, the film is engaging, gorgeous, and at times a bit daunting. There are a couple of times that one of the bear cubs gets into a dangerous situation, and you’re forced to deal with the potential outcome. This is real life nature. But in true Disney fashion, there is a happy ending.
Disneynature’s Bears will open nationwide this Friday, April 18th, 2014 to Celebrate Earth Day
The program SEE “BEARS,” PROTECT OUR NATIONAL PARKS invites moviegoers to see the film during opening week (April 18-24, 2014) and Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to protect wildlife and wild places across America’s national park system.
Thank you Disneynature!
Download the Family Fun Activity Kit
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More About Disneynature’s Bears
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.
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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. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. The first four Disneynature films, “Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee,” are four of the top five highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with “Chimpanzee” garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. 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. For more information about Disneynature, like us on Facebook: facebook.com/Disneynature and follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Disneynature.