Disneynature Bears coming to theaters on Earth Day 2014
Disclosure: I was treated by Disney to an expense-paid blogger event, where we were invited on the Disney lot for an exclusive sneak peek of their exciting upcoming projects, including Disneynature Bears. I’m thrilled to be able to present to you some information that Disney invited me to share with you here at Reel Mama! You’re getting a first look sneak peek that only a few of my dear blogger friends and I can bring to you.
Did you know that bears are some of the most intelligent animals on the planet? I learned some amazing facts about bears when I was recently treated to an exclusive preview of Disney’s fantastic new movie Disneynature BEARS, slated to hit theaters for Earth Day 2014! Disneynature BEARS is the fifth theatrical release under the Disneynature banner. The first four were Earth, Oceans, African Cats, and Chimpanzee.
I enjoyed an amazing opportunity to preview this trailer, and I was among the very first to get to see it. Check it out:
I stand in awe of the beautiful images the filmmakers captured. We are stewards of the planet, and this is one of the founding principles of DisneyNature films.
Help the environment when you see Disneynature Bears next year!
Disney is absolutely committed to conservation, and through its organization Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, key protections have been put into place for a number of the planet’s irreplaceable natural treasures, including protecting 40,000 marine acres in the Bahamas, and 65,000 acres os savanna in Kenya.
Disney’s commitment to helping the environment will continue with Disneynature BEARS. Alan Horn, Chairman of Walt Disney Studios, announced at D23, the ultimate Disney fan convention, that a portion of ticket sales for BEARS during opening week (April 18-24, 2014) will go to the National Park Foundation to help protect America’s wild places where our bears reside. Mark your calendars for Earth Day 2014!
And while we are on the topic of nature, why not plan a trip to our national parks for next summer, or the next time you want to take a family vacation? I plan on visiting Yosemite with my family next year, but you can visit Yellowstone, or even Alaska, and you will more than likely have a chance to see fascinating bears and their families.
What I love most of all about Disneynature films is that it gives kids a fantastic introduction to nature. It helps them understand how wonderful nature is, why it deserves our protection, and why we humans and all animals are part of the circle of life.
At the exclusive sneak peek I attended on the Disney lot, Paul Baribault, VP of Marketing at Disney, explained that Disneynature’s mission is to create motion pictures focused around Earth Day: “These are true life adventures for the entire family,” he said, “and it gives them the opportunity to see the world and engage in conversation [about nature]. Disney animated films are all controlled, and nature is the absolute opposite of that. As the story [of the animals] unfolds before our eyes, it becomes a special moment that are great conversation starters for families.”
Disneynature Bears slideshow
Check out this slide show of film stills from Disneynature BEARS, to feel inspired about nature.