Disneynature BEARS ~ Meet The Cubs!
~ Heartwarming ~
My 9 year old daughter and I were invited to attend an advance screening of the new Disneynature BEARS movie. It’s a heartwarming film about an Alaskan brown bear named Sky, and her 2 cubs, Amber and Scout, as they learn what life is like outside the realm of their Winter den. This movie has real footage of the bears in their natural habitat, and is not animated, like most associated with Disney.
~ Incredible Cinematography ~
The cinematography in Disneynature BEARS is absolutely incredible. I was blown away by some of the up-close shots. From an amazing scene of an avalanche roaring down a mountain, to pull at your heartstring moments with the momma bear and her cubs, to shots of bears catching salmon, the footage that crew documented was amazing. It’s said that the filmmakers often shot up to 14 hours a day to get the images they captured.
~ Engaging Narration and Soundtrack ~
Aside from the visual footage in the film, I loved the engaging narration and great music. Everything flowed really well. Here’s a clip to show you a little of what you’ll see in the film:
~ Educational ~
Disneynature BEARS is very educational, even for adults. It’s also captivating and intense at times. Although it is rated G, my daughter and I both think that her 6 year old brother may have had a bit of a difficult time with some of the scenes. There are a few shots of bears fighting, and moments where you are on the edge of your seat. The minimum age my daughter and I agree that would be a good fit for viewing this film in a theater, with a large screen and surround sound, would be 7 years old.
~ 5 Paws Up! ~
All in all, we both loved the movie. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me think. We give it 5 paws up, as we would both be happy to see it again and again. More images, clips, an Educator’s Guide, Sweepstakes, and further information about Disneynature BEARS can be found at this LINK.
~ Film Opens 4/18/14 ~
Disneynature BEARS opens in theaters on Earth Day, Friday, April 18th, 2014. For each movie ticket sold the first week of the film’s release (4/18-4/24/14), Disneynature will donate a portion of the sale to the National Park Foundation. Perhaps we’ll see you there!
Disclosure: We were invited to preview the new movie Disneynature BEARS for review purposes. We believe this film is a good fit for many of our readers. Our opinions are our own.