Saturday, April 19, 2014

It's a Beary Good Weekend to Take the Family to the Movies!

Following in the tradition of the Disney’s storied True-Life Adventure films, and just in time for Earth Day comes this year’s 5th installment in the Disneynature series, “Bears” now playing in theaters everywhere. 

This heart warming documentary brings to the screen the touching story of Scout, Sky and Amber as Disney does what Disney does best and that is assign human characteristics and distinct personalities to each member of the animal family.  

Add in a script narrated by John C. Reilly and a musical score that remains with you long after you leave the theater and you have the makings of a perfect family outing.  This is more than a tale about the bears of Alaska. This is a story that all parents share about the strength and determination it takes to raise a family.  They say that the first year of parenting is the toughest. And if you happen to be a bear trying to parent your cubs in the harsh yet beautiful Alaskan wilderness, the stakes are even higher.

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. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska!

Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”) and Keith Scholey (“African Cats”), and narrated by John C. Reilly, “Bears” arrives in theaters April 18, 2014, to celebrate Earth Day.
We were lucky enough to be treated to an advanced screening of “Bears” last weekend during the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and I can say that this is the best offering to date as evidenced on the faces of young and old alike leaving the theater. This G-rated movie although aimed at young families, is perfect for the nature lover in all of us and because I know you are all wondering, without giving away too much of the plot, parents can rest assured that everyone will leave the theater with a huge smile glued to your face. It was the perfect way to enjoy the afternoon as a family.  The best part if you see “Bears” the week of April 18 and Disneynature will make a contribution to the National Park Foundation! 

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To celebrate the release of the film on April 18, Adventures By Disney is giving your family the chance to take your own incredible journey through Wyoming’s great “wide open,” including Yellowstone National Park! Discover more about the 7 Day/6 Night vacation and enter for your chance to win.

Here’s some other fun ways you can help contribute to the National Park Foundation:
Disney Store

The Disney Store will contribute $1 to the NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION for every BEARS plush purchased between March 10th and May 11th.

Club Penguin
For every bear costume unlocked in-game, Club Penguin will donate $1 USD to help the National Parks. Use this code: BEARCUBS

Alex Woo
Free shipping with every Bears purchase, and Alex Woo will donate 20 percent of the proceeds to benefit the National Park Foundation

DODO case
DODO case introduces a limited edition collection of iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPhone 5/5S cases featuring a custom Bears design.

Treat the family to “Bears” this weekend and make a difference because in the end, aren’t we all part of one family sharing this magnificent earth?

Gayle is a lifelong educator by day and avid blogger by night and is the owner and cofounder of the Disney Gals, one of the most popular Disney blogs around! Proud mommy to 5, Grammy to 4 she is blessed to share her life with amazing family and friends who encourage her to chase her dreams no matter where they may lead.  When not in the classroom, she can be found following her son as he dances his way through life, or working with young performers in free nationally recognized after school children’s theater program that she founded 13 years ago. On any given day you will find Gayle skipping her way through life with a giggle and a smile knowing that today is meant to be lived and enjoyed. To learn more about Gayle, click here.

1 comment:

  1. LOVED this movie! You know a nature movie is going to be good when it is done by Disney :-)