Filmmakers Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey chronicle a year in the lives of an Alaskan brown bear named Sky and her cubs, Scout and Amber. Their saga begins as the bears emerge from hibernation at the end of winter. As time passes, the bear family must work together to find food and stay safe from other predators, especially other bears. Although their world is exciting, it is also risky, and the cubs' survival hinges on family togetherness.
Release Date: April 18, 2014
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This fifth offering from the Disneynature series, directed by veterans Alastair Fothergill ("Chimpanzee") and Keith Scholey ("African Cats"), is an innocently voyeuristic treat for just about every age, a marvel of moments great and small captured in stunning cinematography... See Full ReviewApril 22nd, 2014 · Details
If you’re not taking your kids to see these “Disneynature” films (this is now the fifth one), you both are missing out on a chance to get better acquainted with our fellow creatures without being gawked at like a Scooby snack.April 18th, 2014 · Details
“Bears” is a picturesque movie that the entire family can enjoy! Filmed in the mountains of The Alaska Peninsula, the snowy mountains and greenery of the meadows, not to mention the salmon running in the water, are all examples of the glorious nature scenes captured by the camera. Oh, and there is a terrific story in addition... See Full Review
BEARS is an adorable documentary. Disney has once again given heart, drama and intrigue to nature that will teach children while they are entertained. Wonderfully crafting a story line, Disney does a great job of keeping viewers fully entertained. BEARS is a beautifully crafted movie that has no real objectionable elements, though very young children may get scared when the bears fight. No blood is shown, however... See Full Review
Although the film offers a sanitized view of the wild (and thankfully none of the main characters die), this documentary manages to bring bears to life in a way that a trip to the zoo could never hope to do. Watching this mother and her cubs navigate the perils they endure is inspiring and impressive. Yet the real charm is when we watch them romp, play, explore and soak in the summer sun... See Full Review
As in the previous entries in this series, the footage is stunning, both the breathtaking grand vistas of snow and mountains in the five million acre national parkland on the Alaskan peninsula to the tiny faces of the brand-new cubs. And it is filled with “how did they get that” moments, with no indication until the final credit sequence of any human presence. The water sequences are especially thrilling... See Full Review
“Bears” is exactly the sort of nature documentary we’ve come to expect from Disneynature, the film division of the company that rolls out a new nature documentary every year at Earth Day. It’s gorgeous, intimate and beautifully photographed. And it’s cute and kid-friendly, with just enough jokes to balance the drama that comes from any film that flirts with how dangerous and unforgiving The Wild actually is... See Full Review
If audiences can get past the notion of a raven leading a brown bear to a treasure-trove of salmon, Disneynature's Bears is an enjoyable and visually stunning romp through the scenic Alaskan wilderness with a small family of bears... See Full Review