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.

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Celebrate Earth Day 2013 with Bears from Disneynature – Check out the Trailer

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

Bears will be in theaters April 18, 2014 to Celebrate Earth Day

Disneynature’s Bears

Disneynature’s Bears

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.

 

Stacy Robin, Who I Am & The Mama Earth Band Celebrating Earth Day 2010 LIVE

Mingle Media TV was at the Earth Day on the Promenade celebrating 40 years of Earth Day on Saturday, April 17th, 2010. We were invited to check out the music on the Mamapalooza stage. We had lots of fun participating in the Free to Be Me Drum Circle with Sabina and then listening to Stacy Robin and the Mama Earth Band. Find out more about Mamapalooza at http://www.mamapalooza.com and Stacy Robin at http://www.stacyrobin.com

Earth Day Celebration: Free to Be Me Drum Circle w/Mamapalooza

We were very fortunate to have an opportunity to join in a drum circle at the 40th Celebration of Earth Day on the Santa Monica Promenade on the 17th of April.

Have you been to a drum circle? It’s quite an experience, listen to Sabina as she explains how it benefits you and helps you “get out of your head” and feel the rhythm.

How are you celebrating Earth Day this year? Follow the celebrations around the US by checking out Mamapalooza‘s site for the calendar of events.

Mamapalooza & Earth Day on the Promenade! 40 Year Celebration

We’re going to head over to the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade today and check out the Eco-Fest with over 60 fascinating eco-exhibits, food, music, and fun.

Sustainable Women: Mamapalooza Earth Day

Sustainable Women: Mamapalooza Earth Day


Some of the activities will be:
Interactive kid-friendly exhibits to include Stuart Wilde’s live llamas, Star Eco-Station’s and Children’s Nature Institute’s wild animals; Heal the Bay, Surfrider, and California Science Center’s nature exhibits. Kids will have a chance to adopt a shark, pet a llama, or sit in the driver’s seat of a Big Blue Bus powered by natural gas.

A “Sustainable Transport Village” will include displays of alternative fuel vehicles including Toyota 3rd Generation Prius, Honda hybrid(s), electric bikes and scooters.

The best part (the heart) of the festival, live music will be presented by Mamapalooza!; Women-empowered, Mom-branded Entertainment & Activism for a greener planet, featuring among others Stacy Robin and the Mama Earth Band, Sabina with Free To Be Me Drum Circle and other award-winning singers & songwriters!

We will be capturing moments and performances to share with you later this weekend.

Sponsors of Earth Day include City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Mirror, KPFK 90.7 FM, Mamapalooza, Vision Magazine, Whole Life Times, and LA Weekly, and Women of the Green Generation, Green Business Networking, and http://www.Greenplanetsearch.com.

http://earthdayonthepromenade.org

http://www.mamapalooza.com/green.html

It’s Time for Disney’s Project Green! Starting Tomorrow Here’s What to Watch

Although we want to live GREEN year-round, Disney has created an awesome lineup to help celebrate Earth Day with the following programs for preschoolers, kids and tweens… although, I have to admit, I watch Disney programs (yeah, you do too, I know!).

On April 22nd the new Disney movie: Ocean’s also opens, which will be so exciting for me as I love the ocean (am a sailor) and from the previews can tell you this will be an amazing movie for you to watch with your family. (see below)

One more exciting new Disney program is the Friends for Change: Project Green with Joe Jonas (“JONAS”) and Demi Lovato (“Sonny With A Chance”) talking about the importance of protecting the planet’s oceans and waterways, will debut on Earth Day. Kids can add to the more than 1.5 million “Friends for Change “pledges” that have already been made by visiting Disney.com/ProjectGreen and committing to help local habitats.

This Weekend be Sure to Tune-In For These GREEN Disney Themed Shows!

SATURDAY, APRIL 17

· “Special Agent Oso” (8:00 a.m., ET/PT) – In “Recycling is Forever,” Oso helps Joshua recycle his family’s bottles, cans and paper.

· “Handy Manny” (8:30 a.m., ET/PT) – In “The Earth Day Challenge / Dario Dance,” with the help of Sheet Rock Hills mechanic, Gary (voiced by eco-crusader Dave “Sustainable Dave” Chameides), Manny and the tools replace Manny’s truck engine with a new environmentally-friendly electric motor, which they later submit as their entry for the “Sheet Rock Hills Earth Day Challenge.” Then Elliot (voiced by Lance Bass) teaches Mayor Rosa’s nephew Dario how to dance in time for the Earth Day dance in the park.

· “Imagination Movers” (10:00 a.m., ET/PT) – In “Power Play,” when the Movers realize they are using too much electricity and are almost out of power for the warehouse, they put several energy saving techniques to the test including solar panels, a water wheel and a windmill.

On Earth Day – You can also watch these Specials with your family. Be sure to remember the popcorn!

THURSDAY, APRIL 22

· Playhouse Disney will encore green-themed episodes of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Handy Manny,” “Special Agent Oso,” “Imagination Movers” and “Jungle Junction” (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., ET/PT).

· Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato star in two new Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green spots stressing the importance of protecting the planet’s oceans and waterways (6:25 p.m. and 6:55 p.m., ET/PT). Throughout the evening Disney Channel will encore Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green anthem “Make A Wave,” performed by Jonas and Lovato, which will also be featured in the upcoming Disneynature film “OCEANS,” opening in theaters Earth Day 2010.

· Disney Channel continues its Earth Day celebration with encore presentations of environmentally-themed episodes of hit series “Phineas and Ferb,” Hannah Montana,” “The Suite Life On Deck” and “Wizards of Waverly Place,” followed by an encore presentation of Disney Channel Original Movie “Minutemen” (6:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT).

All Playhouse Disney series carry a TV-Y parental guideline. “Phineas and Ferb,” “Hannah Montana,” “The Suite Life on Deck,” “Wizards of
Waverly Place” and “Minutemen” carry a TV-G parental guideline.