Bears is an upcoming nature documentary film about a family of grizzly bears living in the coastal mountainous ranges of Alaska. Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Bears will be released theatrically by Disneynature on April 18, 2014.
According to the official synopsis: 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.
- John C. Reilly - - Narrator (voice)
- Victoria Naumova - - Babybear (voice)
The central grizzly bear family were filmed at Katmai National Park in Alaska.
Fothergill and Scholey, previously directed African Cats together.
Bears will be released in the United States on April 18, 2014, four days before Earth Day.