I received admission to Bears in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
Before my husband decided to be a dentist he was actually applying for research opportunities as a wildlife biologist. Random right? To say that we love learning about animals at my house is the understatement of the century! Lucky for us our kids love it too! We are season pass holders at the zoo, we love non-fiction books, and we love our Disneynature movies!
We were so excited to see that the newest release from Disneynature was Bears. We have been eagerly watching the previews for it and waiting until it came out! To make the day even more fun, it just so happens that this was the first time either one of my kids had seen a movie in the theater! We have been to the drive-in before, but never the sit down theater.
The day to see the movie finally arrived and my kids were so excited! We grabbed our popcorn and headed into the show. Bears follows Sky, the mom, and her two cubs, Scout and Amber, through the first year of her cubs lives. The chance of both of her cubs surviving the full year is slim, and she fights with all she has to show them the ropes and provide for them.
Narrated by John C. Reilly, this movie made us laugh and cry. Okay, it just made me cry, but it hit home for this mama bear! The funny jokes, the fierce animals, and adorable cubs kept both of my kids completely entertained. My 3-year-old loved the wolf and Scout and even my 18-month-old only left for a 15 minute break!
Besides being a fantastic story, visually this movie is absolutely breathtaking. My husband was ready to move to Alaska straight from the theater! Do not miss the chance to see this on the big screen. In addition to being entertained, I walked away from this movie with a renewed appreciation for the stunning, miraculous, incredible world we live in.
This Earth Day make a difference by going to see Bears. For every ticket purchased during opening week, Disneynature will make a donation to the National Park Foundation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect wildlife and wild places.