I received a copy of Disneynature BEARS to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own.

From Disneynature’s BEARS, cubs Amber and Scout curl up with their mother, Sky, in a meadow. Photo Credit: Oliver Scholey ©Disneynature ©Disney

From Disneynature’s BEARS, cubs Amber and Scout curl up with their mother, Sky, in a meadow. Photo Credit: Oliver Scholey ©Disneynature ©Disney

Disneynature BEARS, the newest film in the series takes place in Alaska where we meet Sky and her adorable bear cubs, Amber and Scout. We also have Magnus the bear “king” who’s a highly respected male and Chinook who’s been exiled, but challenges Magnus in an attempt to get back in.

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The film crew traveled throughout the wilds of Alaska to follow this little family and to discover how important they are to the ecosystem of the Alaskan wilderness. What they created was a film that’s heartwarming, funny, sad, and tear inducing – a perfect Disneynature film.

Disneynature BEARS Special Features and Extras

Jane Goodall makes a visit to observe the bears, her first experience in doing so. She’s been focused on the cause of the chimpanzees for decades. It’s fun to see her get excited about the bears.

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You’ll love the inside look at nature filming in action. The filmmakers share the behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a film like this. I had the chance to speak to one of the directors after CHIMPANZEE and what they must endure, over months and months of standing in hot, damp, and buggy locations, is insane. All for a few moments on film that will tell the story.

They also prepared a guide to living with bears so that we don’t make an impact on their habitat. As humans keep pushing further and further out into their domain, they’re having to push back and put themselves in harms way to keep their families fed.

Free BEARS Printable Activities, Games, and Learning Activities

There are 12 pages of downloadable Bears activities in all including information on how humans can safely live in proximity to bears, learn about different bear tracks,  and how you can safely visit bear country without becoming a snack!
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Disneynature BEARS – Free Teacher Edition & More

Plus visit the official Disney BEARS website to download the free Teacher Guide. You can also download the FREE Disneynature Explore app and purchase BEARS on Blu-ray or digital HD. All sales during the first week of the movie’s release will spark a donation to the National Park Foundations via the Disney Worldwide Conservation fund which was created to protect wild places and the animals that live there.

Disneynature BEARS – Add it to your collection

This is a film you’ll want to own and watch over and over. Kids will love the cute and adorable bears and will understand a little more about the interaction between humans and bears and the importance of making sure we don’t push them into extinction.

Disneynature BEARS

  • Rated: G
  • Directors: Alastair Fothergill
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish