Bears – Movie Review

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DisneyNature’s Bears

Starring: John C. Reilly (Voice)

Directed by: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey

Rated: G
Run Time: 77 mins
Genre: Documentary
4 out of 5 Frames

Earth Day is fast approaching and the folks over at Disney have a new documentary “Bears” which focuses on a group of bears up in the Alaskan wilderness. Can “Bears’ capture the same majestic quality as other previous films in the Disneynature library?

Following the first year in a pair of bear cub’s lives, Amber and Scout are rambunctious little ones for their mother Sky. During the long trek to find food once hibernation ends, the adorable family face all sorts of challenges to find food during the warmer months to fatten up for their next hibernation period. Everything from natural forces, aggressive male bears and hungry wolves, Sky does her best to protect her cubs even if it puts herself at risk.

Disneynature does it once again by presenting a beautifully shot documentary that captures the essence of wildlife with Disney flair. Instead of being an animated film about bears, this documentary narrated by John C. Reilly offering up humorous quips about each character on screen capturing their personalities perfectly. There is some animal fighting which may be scary for some younger children, but overall a great family film for all to enjoy.

Things to Watch For: Gorgeous landscapes and cinematography

Who Should See this Movie: Families, Nature lovers and Bear enthusiasts

About Lisa Minzey

Lisa Minzey is Editor in Chief of The Reel She has written for Phoenix Film Foundation, an online contributor for and is known to write a screenplay or 12. She's worked in Hollywood in various forms, but her first love is writing. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

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