Disneynature's Bears

Disneynature’s Bears Review: See it This Friday, Download Activity Kit #DisneynatureBears #EarthDay #MovieReview #Video

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.

Our Review

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.

Disneynature’s BEARS opens in theaters April 18, 2014

Disneynature’s BEARS opens in theaters April 18, 2014

First Steps

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

Giving Good

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

Family Fun Activity KitClick to open or download the family fun activity kit designed for kids to learn more about bears from Disneynature.

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.

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.

#Baby2Baby Celebrity Stuff-a-thon #CelebsGivingBack

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Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report host Stacy Ike were invited to come out to cover the Celebrity Stuff-a-thon benefiting Baby2Baby who supplies Los Angeles families in need with essential baby gear and clothing for their children up to age 12.

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Did you know: One out of three moms has to choose between diapers or food for her children, and struggles to provide the most basic items for her family. The need in Los Angeles is particularly acute, with the city having one of the highest rates of poverty in the United States.

About Baby2Baby
Baby2Baby was founded in 2006. Baby2Baby collects donations of gently used children’s essentials such as strollers, cribs and clothing at their headquarters and at 20 drop-off locations throughout Los Angeles. By distributing new and gently used items to over 50 non-profit organizations, including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs and hospitals, Baby2Baby serves over 50,000 children each year. For more info visit www.baby2baby.org

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Meet-up for Tacos, Networking and Donation to ONE IndieGoGo or Kickstarter Campaign

Everyone talks a good game – over a month ago our producer, JD AKA @Misadventurer, came up with the idea for a Taco Vestifal which would bring together new media, web series indie creators, producers, actors and  community to hang out together.

We had 48 RSVP confirming they would come. Hard to find a place where we could all hang and really “network” while enjoying Tacos… so we selected the venue and hired a caterer who would come out to cook up a feast fit for the Inaugural Independent Taco Vestifal… the tickets for admission are FREE to come hang out or for all you can eat and drink $15/$20.



We’ve committed to do this and have set up everything from providing the Culver City venue with free parking and awesome cooked on the grill meats for tacos, fixings, drinks and more… including screening YOUR webseries or playing Rockband… while hanging out with cool people who love tacos.

We’re still waiting on some of you who said you’re coming to get your tickets… so to make this even more about the community and supporting it. We’re giving back $5 for every ticket sold – and YOU get to pick which IndieGoGo or KickStarter campaign that money goes to.

Click here to buy your tickets and post your suggestion on this blog post for which current campaign you’d like to see the money go to for consideration.

We have 50 tickets to sell for this event…. that’s $250 to someone’s project. Are you in??



This event will be a feast for kings… featuring all YOU can eat Tacos

Friday, August 12, 2011 from 6 pm – til ?

We have selected the best caterer around! “Dads Tacos & Burritos” will be grilling and preparing the food on-site – that means a grill will be going right there with fresh ingredients for you to enjoy!

The taco buffet bar will include:

  • 3 meat options (carne asada, carnitas and pollo)
  • Rice and Beans
  • 3 types of Homemade salsa
  • Flour and Corn tortillas
  • Chips & Guacamole
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • a full condiment bar including – shredded lettuce, chopped onions, cheese, limes, sour cream and radishes

PLUS all you can drink soda or water… or BEER

Upgrade to the adult beverage ticket package and get 2 beers included or bring a six pack to share.



Not eating? You can still come! Just let us know by Facebook or Twitter @MingleMediaTV

Michael Welch of Twilight’s Season of Giving for Thirst Project

Join the Mingle Media TV Community and help Michael Welch by joining his $5 Buck Club. Michael wants us all to join him in celebrating the holidays by raising funds for The Thirst Project. Did you know that over 1.1 Billion people do not have access to safe, clean drinking water and proper sanitization? The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization focused on raising awareness of and bringing solutions to the clean water crisis through Education Outreach Programs, which serve to educate, equip, and empower communities in need of water by drilling wells. By helping the communities access water, The Thirst Project changes the very basic fabric of these communities by decreasing illness, increasing education, and extending life expectancy. For more information, please go to: http://www.thirstproject.org Now for the cool part, Michael Welch is asking his Twilight fans via this video PSA, Twitter and Facebook to get involved by donating $5 during the month of December. His goal is to have a minimum of 5,000 people – and if we come together to help him reach this goal, one lucky contributor will get to go with him to Africa and help drill a well & join him in the journey which will be documented for The Thirst Project. So what are you waiting for? Go to http://www.thirstproject.org and make a one-time donation of $5 – like us, we know you’ll be glad you did. Pay it forward this holiday season. For more information about Mingle Media TV Network, please visit http://www.minglemediatv.com

BING Teacher Appreciation Donors Choose Program Live Web Broadcast

Share a story about a special teacher, then decide how to use Bing’s $5 donation http://www.bing.com/education

Find out more about how this special program from BING works and how you can participate through the end of June 2010. Over 40,000 stories have been shared and over $100,000 donated by Bing. Tell your story (up to 5) about your favorite teach and Bing will make a $5 up to $25 per person.

This special broadcast was produced by Mingle Media TV with special correspondent Danielle Smith from http://www.extraordinarymommy.com.

For more information please visit http://www.minglmediatv.com