It’s difficult to look around at our surroundings and not become totally overwhelmed with just how beautiful our world is. Or is that just me? Goodness, I hope it isn’t just me; I can sit and look at a sunset or the subtle change of the seasons and marvel at how everything is just so beautiful like no other. Nature is exquisite, and it’s truly amazing what has been created and sustained in our environment for us to enjoy and marvel at today. Committed to capturing the sometimes emotional and always inspiring world we live in and the subjects who inhabit it is Disneynature.
Launched in April 2008, Disneynature’s 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.
In 2012, Disneynature brought us Chimpanzees, a visually stunning look into the life of one little chimp, Oscar, who is tragically orphaned, struggles to survive on his own, and is surprisingly adopted by the Alpha Male of his group. To celebrate Earth Day 2014, Disneynature will be giving us a closer look into the lives of grizzly bears.
Check out the video below for a first look at the upcoming Disneynature release, Bears, in theaters April 18, 2014, and read on for more information about the movie.
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.