That’s where Disneynature comes in. Their G-rated movies not only introduce children to the awe-inspiring natural world we live in, but also raise funds and awareness to help restore wilderness and protect endangered species with proceeds from the films.
Disneynature’s latest film is Bears, now available on Blu Ray. You can read my full review of the movie here. You’ll definitely want to snag a copy of Disneynature Bears for your next family movie night to enjoy all the extras it has to offer (many of these are also available for Digital HD):
Welcome To Alaska – A featurette starring the filmmakers as they venture into Alaska to follow a mother grizzly bear and her cubs.
The Future For The Bears – What it was like to live with the bears while filming them, and how important is to protect them so that they can survive for future generations.
A Guide To Living With Bears – How did the filmmakers “live” safely with the bears during filming? Find out!
How Did They Film That? – Find out how the filmmakers got those SPECTACULAR shots on mountaintops and underwater.
“Carry On” Music Video By Olivia Holt
The Blu Ray also includes a code to add a digital copy to Disney Movies Anywhere.
Be sure to download these free Bears activity sheets for great educational activities about bears to do with your kids.
This year, Disneynature committed to giving a portion of ticket sales from Disneynature BEARS to the National Park Foundation to benefit national parks in the United States. Check out the cool ways they are helping to preserve our national parks and the magnificent creatures within:
* Black bear research project at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. Includes radio-collaring the bears to track their movements and developing a school curriculum.
* Restoration of wetlands at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee. These rare wetlands are critical to bears, bobcats and other animals that are currently being destroyed by invasive species.
* Important research project about the disappearing Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog at Yosemite National Park, California. The frogs will be radio tagged to better understand where their habitats are for conservation purposes.