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Disney Nature has a NEW movie coming out Earth Day 2014 – Disneynature’s BEARS and here is the sneak peek that I saw while in Los Angeles earlier this month…

Disneynature’s BEARS is the fifth theatrical release for Disneynature, the first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years.  The label was launched in April 2008 to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to capture a variety of wildlife subjects and stories.

We’ve seen them all and it’s exciting to know that the first four theatrical releases under the Disneynature label—“Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”—are among the top five highest grossing feature-length nature films of all time.    This doesn’t really surprise me because if you saw one, you’d want to see them all.  They are great and even my kids LOVE them!

I had no idea but I recently learned that Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife documentary film making.  He produce 13 True Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, including “Seal Island” (1948), “Beaver Valley” (1950), “The Living Desert” (1953) and “Jungle Cat” (1958).  The films earned eight Academy Awards®!!!

Disney’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the label and Disneynature films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening-week attendance for all four films, Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, has planted three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protected nearly 130,000 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat, educated 60,000 school children about chimpanzee conservation and cared for chimpanzees.

And now for BEARS, for every moviegoer who sees BEARS during the opening week, Disneynature will make a contribution to the National Park Foundation to protect wildlife and wild places across the National Park system.   Pretty awesome!

Unfortunately we have to still wait to see BEARS but as I get more sneak peeks, I’ll be sure to share them!

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Disneynature’s BEARS releases in theaters on April 18, 2014!