Celebrate Earth Day With Disneynature’s BEARS

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Celebrate Earth Day
With Disneynature’s BEARS

I had a fabulous opportunity last week while attending the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration [#DisneySMMoms] at the Disneyland Resort to watch a preview of Disneynature’s BEARS! And I have to tell you, I was relieved at first that I didn’t have my kids with me for this because they are always hesitant to see movies that they think have the potential of being sad. Without giving away too much about this great story, I will tell you that if you have a little animal lover in your family, I give it the all-clear!

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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!

The program SEE “BEARS,” PROTECT OUR NATIONAL PARKS invites moviegoers to see the film during opening week (April 18-24, 2014) and Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to protect wildlife and wild places across America’s national park system. What a great way to help out!

Disneynature’s BEARS opens in theaters everywhere on April 18th!

Also, check out this new featurette that includes interviews with John C. Reilly, who narrates the film, as well as well as with Dr. Jane Goodall who is the Disneynature Ambassador:

For more information about Disneynature, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’ve also got some gorgeous family activity sheets for you below.

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Walt Disney Studios at the D23 Expo

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Walt Disney Studios at the D23 Expo

One of the many things I missed at the D23 Expo was the Walt Disney Studios’ presentation of this exciting list of films coming up. I’m excited to be able to share this fun information with you right here on my blog. Follow the links below for more information.

DisneyToon Studios’ Planes
It was announced that actor Jon Cryer (TV’s “Two and a Half Men”) will voice the main character in DisneyToon Studios’ Planes. Jon joined John Lasseter on stage for the announcement and to introduce the teaser trailer of the film…take a look for yourself, it looks pretty cute!

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph
Director Rich Moore welcomed Jack McBrayer and Sarah Silverman on stage where the D23 audience was the first to see the opening sequence from the movie.

Disney•Pixar’s Brave
Filmmakers Mark Andrews and Katherine Sarafian were joined by actors Kelly Macdonald and Kevin McKidd to present footage from the film. You can keep up to date on what’s happening by “liking” the Brave Facebook Page.

Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University
In a special surprise appearance, Billy Crystal, flanked by Mike Wazowski and Sulley, joined director Dan Scanlon to discuss the film and show some behind-the-scenes making of the film. I’m really excited about this one!

Untitled Pixar Film From Director Bob Peterson
Joining Bob Petersen was producer John Walker to give fans never-before-released information about the untitled film.

Untitled Pixar Film From Director Pete Docter
Alongside Pete Docter was producer Jonas Rivera to provide never-before-released information about their upcoming project.

John Carter
Producer Jim Morris and director Andrew Stanton were accompanied by the film’s stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, and Willem Dafoe to present never-before-seen footage, introducing fans to the film’s epic characters. Give this movie a “like” on their Facebook page here.

Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie
Producers Don Hahn and Allison Abbate gave fans a sneak peek at what’s to come in next year’s film, including a demonstration on how these fascinating characters come to life through stop-motion animation.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green
The film’s star Jennifer Garner was on hand to talk about the inspiring, magical film and her experience making the movie.

Oz The Great and Powerful
Unable to join in person as they’re currently filming in Detroit, the film’s director Sam Raimi and stars James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Zach Braff provided fans with a first look at the making of Oz The Great and Powerful via a taped piece from the set of the film.

Disney’s The Muppets
Stars Jason Segel, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy gave fans an exclusive look at never-before-seen footage from their upcoming film.

Disneynature’s Chimpanzee
Walt Disney Studios Chairman Rich Ross presented the next Disneynature film, Chimpanzee.

Marvel’s The Avengers
The Avengers assembled at the D23 Expo, alongside producer and president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige. Stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders and Chris Hemsworth made an appearance to present their upcoming film.

Which upcoming film are you most excited about?