Review & Giveaway :: Disneynature’s Bears




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We had a chance to review Disney’s Bears a few months back as part of the Disney Social Media Moms event and absolutely loved it.  I have always been a big fan of nature movies, and Disneynature does a really wonderful job of educating people about wildlife and Planet Earth.  In Bears we are taken on a journey following a mom and her two cubs through the beautiful landscape of Alaska.  The movie starts off with us in the cave with the newborns.  Adorable!  It is amazing what these photographers and filmmakers can do with wildlife.  The bears were not disturbed at all with the cameras (I am assuming the ones they used in the cave are small?) and just go about their life without any concern for us.



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The movie has just the right mix of adventure, beautiful scenery, and play between the bears.  But it is not all fun and games, life can be tough for a momma bear, fighting off the males who might think one of her cubs could be a snack.  Yes, this happens in wildlife, but the movie does it in such a way you are rooting for the family and isn’t over the top with any real scary parts.  So I think this would be find for preschoolers on up.



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Here is a blurb from Disney Insider about the movie:

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 pack. Bears captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska! (Source: Disney Insider).



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Directed by Alastair Fothergill (Earth, African Cats and Chimpanzee) and Keith Scholey (African Cats), Bears arrived in theaters April 18, 2014, to celebrate Earth Day.  John C. Reilly, think Wreck-It-Ralph, is the narrator and does a fabulous job. He brings in his humor when appropriate but tells a good story when they come into danger at times.  But never in a way that would be too frightening for children.




And they are offering a FREE Educator’s Guide for parents and educators.  You can find the pdf here.  All in all, we really enjoyed watching this movie and I really recommend it for the entire family!  Great family movie night viewing (and don’t forget the popcorn!).





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In celebration of this months release of Disneynature’s Bears on Blu-ray Combo Pack we are beary excited to share 12 pages of downloadable Bears activities! Learn about how people can safely live in proximity to bears, learn about different bear tracks and how to safely visit bear country!


Note:  We were provided with a copy of the DVD to review but this did not affect our opinion in any way.
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  1. Jennifer Maples says:

    Honestly I don’t think I’ve seen any of them yet. I wanted to see this one though. :)

  2. Christy M B says:

    This one by far is our new favorite

  3. Either the Disney Nature “Earth” or “Oceans” – we love them both!

  4. Christina says:

    I’ve never seen one before quite yer, but my DDs love bears!

  5. I liked the Africa one and the Chimpanzee one

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  7. Ronald O. says:

    Oceans is my favorite so far. But I haven’t seen Bears yet though. Thanks

  8. Lee Mckoen says:

    My grandsons love this bear movie!

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