brings us a family-friendly version of Werner Herzog
‘s harrowing Grizzly Man
and we’ve got the first trailer today.
It is the seventh film from the Disneynature label, following Chimpanzee
, The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos
, African Cats
, and this one is lined up to make its debut on Earth Day of 2014, which is exactly Tuesday April 22nd.
has the actual release date set for April 18th, 2014, which would make more sense, being a Friday and all.
Co-directed by Alastair Fothergill
and Keith Scholey
, the film gives us a very intimate look inside the life of a typical American bear.
Check out this trailer once you get past the first half of it, which is really just a commercial for Disneynature’s previous films.
Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of two mother bears as they impart life lessons to their impressionable young cubs. 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 bear families must work together to find food — ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run — while staying safe from predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—where mothers definitely know best and their cubs’ survival hinges on family togetherness.