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The story follows a year in the life of two mother bears and their young cubs. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, you get a glimpse into their adventures just as winter closes and the bears emerge from hibernation. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bear families join together to survive, find food, and fend off any predators. It is truly a glimpse into this amazing wild life as the young cubs learn lessons of life along the way.
Today I’m excited to share with you the new trailer for the film!
Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”) and Keith Scholey (“African Cats”), “Bears” is in theaters April 18, 2014, to celebrate Earth Day.
Now let me tell you about something really cool! In partnership with the film, the program SEE “BEARS,” PROTECT OUR NATIONAL PARKS invites you to see the film during its opening week of April 18-24, 2014. When you do, Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to the National Park Foundation in honor of BEARS! How awesome is that?
You can read the full press release below:
BURBANK, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2013) – Disneynature shared plans this week surrounding its newest big-screen adventure “Bears,” which hits theaters April 18, 2014. The program SEE “BEARS,” PROTECT OUR NATIONAL PARKS invites moviegoers to see the film during opening week (April 18-24, 2014) and Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to protect wildlife and wild places across America’s national park system. The new trailer for “Bears” is running in theaters and premiered on iTunes yesterday. Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”) and Keith Scholey (“African Cats”), “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons against an incredible Alaskan backdrop.
“We can’t wait to share these bears’ fascinating behaviors and innate curiosity as they navigate a beautiful but challenging world,” said Alan Bergman, president of The Walt Disney Studios. “We are committed to protecting the environment and inspiring Disneynature fans to take part in conservation by joining forces with organizations like the National Park Foundation to preserve the natural world.”
From habitat protection and research to utilizing technology to protect park wildlife, the program contains a number of initiatives, all aimed to support the mission of the National Park Service, which turns 97 this month.
“America’s national parks are home to a vast and stunning array of wildlife, including approximately 400 endangered species,” said Neil Mulholland, president and CEO of the National Park Foundation. “We are proud to team with Disney, a dedicated supporter of our national parks, to invite moviegoers everywhere to join us as we work to ensure that our nation’s most treasured places, and all that they protect, thrive for generations to come.”
Advance tickets for groups of 20 or more will be available later this fall at 1-888-DISNEY6.