Last weekend, when I took my family to see Disney’s Planes we caught an extended peek at DisneyNature’s Bears. I now know where the term ‘mama bear’ comes from. A mama bear is a mom who can be cuddly and lovable but also has a ferocious side when it’s necessary to protect her cubs. After seeing the trailer for Bears, we can’t wait to celebrate Earth Day 2014 with Disneynature’s big-screen adventure.
In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure Bears showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. 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 bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and 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—Alaska!