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Bears (2014)

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A documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life's most important lessons.
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John C. Reilly ... Narrator (voice)
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In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature's new True Life Adventure "Bears" showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life's most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting-but risky-as the cubs' playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food-ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run-while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf. "Bears" captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet's last great wildernesses-Alaska! Written by Walt Disney Studios

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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Osos See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,776,267, 20 April 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,769,442, 13 July 2014
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Datasat | Dolby Digital

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Color
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Bears (2014) is the fifth theatrical release for Disneynature. The first four releases under the Disneynature label (Earth (2007), Oceans (2009), African Cats (2011), and Chimpanzee (2012)) are among the top five highest grossing feature-length nature films of all time. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife documentary film making, producing 13 True Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, including Seal Island (1948), Beaver Valley (1950), The Living Desert (1953), and Jungle Cat (1960). The films earned eight Academy Awards®. See more »

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Carry On
Written by Melissa Peirce and Ben West
Produced by John Shanks
Performed by Olivia Holt
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Story of a mother and her 2 cubs over a year
9 March 2015 | by quanticprophecySee all my reviews

Great little story that shows the hardships of motherhood in nature. The animals have names and there is a slight narrative thread with some of the recurring bears and other predators.

The movie features plenty of beautiful shots of nature be it the breathtaking Alaskan Alps or the beauty and colours of a meadow. You will also see breathtaking sights like the best avalanche ever filmed and some intense bear fights and close calls. There's also an amazing scene with an eagle being a dick to a falcon. The movie also features a slew of different animals like Wolves, Foxes, Ravens, Eagles, Falcons, Rock Eels, etc.

The movie does have 2 major flaws. First is John C. Reilly. He never really seems all that into it and almost every attempt at humor falls flat. Also his monotone voice when explaining things gets pretty dull and boring. Secondly a lot of the film seems to be at 0.5 speed. Not slo-mo but very close and most times it's just unneeded and it detract from what's happening.

This has been a green review.


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