Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Disney Nature "Bears": Movie Review | @DisneyNature #DisneyNatureBears

Last week, I got was invited by Disney to see the new Disney Nature "Bears".  Since the movie comes out April 18, Earth Day, I thought I would give a little sneak peak of what you can expect.

As a Biologist and Animal Behaviorist, I love everything nature and was excited to check it out.  I saw the previews in the theatre and instantly fell in love with the sweet little bear family.  I felt a roller coaster of emotions watching as Sky, Amber and Scout brave the Alaskan wilderness that they call home.

Sky, and her two cubs, Scout and Amber, Disney Nature Bears does an incredible job showing the struggles these Grizzly's face during their first year of life.

Oscar nominee John C. Reilly captures the spirit of the film through his narration and helps the audience feel like they are actually living the lives alongside the bears.

In addition to Reilly, Bears employs actress and singer, Olivia Holt, who performs “Carry On,” at the end of the film, a song written specifically for the documentary.

Besides the beautiful scenery that is Alaska, the videographers managed to get up close and personal with the bears while having a few close calls of a little too close.  Throughout the movie, I had in the back of my mind that they used long lenses to capture the bears moments when in reality, mere feet separated them at times.

The incredible beauty of the Alaskan wilderness and the hardships the bears’ must face in their environment are captured perfectly in a way that made you feel you were there with them.

As Sky teaches her cubs the way of the bear world, you really feel for the animals. The struggles Sky and her cubs face to survive for just six months out of the year are particularly eye-opening.

Bears comes to theaters on April 18 in honor of Earth Day, and runs just under 90 minute. Disney 
has managed to bring the magic of nature in the theaters and in our homes.  The national parks are pristine and not everyone can get to them so Disney brings the parks to us.

See Bears opening week and Disneynature will make a donation in your honor to help protect our national parks. Visit the film’s website for more information.

DISCLAIMER:  I was invited to Disney Studios to preview the movie for the purpose of this review.  All photos are used with permission from DisneyNature. Do not use any photos without permission.

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