If for some reason you have not yet seen a Disneynature film, you are definitely missing out.
Recently, we were invited to screen Disneynature’s Bears and we just absolutely fell in love with this bear family. The film begins by taking us deep into the Alaskan mountains as we are introduced to Sky, a mother Brown bear and her cubs Amber and Scout.
Actor John C. Reilly (the voice of Disney’s Wreck it Ralph) narrates the film that follows the Bears for a year as we watch them travel to stay safe and find food to get them through the upcoming hibernation. The narration by Reilly really takes the film to a funny new level, not only are you watching amazing footage of these wild animals in their natural habitat, but he definitely gives these bears a voice. Along with Sky, Amber and Scout we also get to follow two other bears, a very wise Raven and a very hungry and sneaky wolf.
I wasn’t sure if my girls would follow along with the movie, since it isn’t a cartoon, but they loved it! Bears is definitely family friendly, educational and heart warming. The love that Sky has for her cubs is so beautiful to watch and the curiosity and playfulness of the cubs is more than entertaining.
Bears opens everywhere April 18 and if you see the film during opening week, Disneynature will make a donation to the National Park Foundation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation fund to protect wildlife and and wild places. One of my favorite times of the year is Earth day, I love that Disneynature really makes an effort to bring conservation and awareness to the forefront.
Boxed Water is Better were also at the event, they are a sustainable water brand that is kinder to the environment.
How cute is this reusable tote? Go get one! All you have to do is bring in 5 plastic bags to the Disney Store to be recycled and you will receive one of these Bears reusable tote bag. Also, for every Bears plush purchased between March 10th and May 11th, the Disney Store will contribute $1 to the National Park Foundation.
On the day of the screening, we were asked to bring a brand new stuffed bear to be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. It looks like a lot of kids will be receiving a special gift soon.
Keep in mind, that not only is this a great Earth day film, but it is a great Mother’s day movie also. Bears is pretty much the ultimate Momma Bear story.
As I was watching, I kept asking myself, “Ooh how did they get that shot?” or “I wonder how close the film crew was to the animals?” So make sure you stay to watch the credits because like all the Disneynature films, you get treated to some behind the scenes footage of the amazing crew that gets up close and personal with the wildlife.
Cynthia is a IT mom to two little girls that loves to go on adventures around Southern California and craft custom party supplies in her free time.
* Cynthia attended a screening of Bears. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.