Bears Synopsis
An epic story of breathtaking scale set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, the film follows a mama bear as she imparts life lessons to her two cubs.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Adam Markovitz
There's an elemental appeal to watching these animals hunt and play in the Alaskan wildnerness, and the Disneynature team has mastered the...
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New York Daily News

A three-act story narrated by the affable John C. Reilly is grafted onto one “How’d they get that?” shot after another.
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s gorgeous, intimate and beautifully photographed. And it’s cute and kid-friendly, with just enough jokes to balance the drama that...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It has lighthearted moments, but is also suspenseful at the right times.
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Arizona Republic

By Kerry Lengel
The cuteness, of course, is just the lure. The real payoff is the unforgettable images of nature in its astonishing abundance and awesome...
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The Wrap

By Alonso Duralde
The Disneynature movies shouldn't be mistaken for traditional documentary, but if they act as a gateway drug for young children to learn...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Disneynature’s Bears combines sweeping vistas and remarkably intimate wildlife photography to typically stirring effect.
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Bears also features nearly wall-to-wall voiceover, but this time it comes courtesy of John C. Reilly. His inherently likable, goofy...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Some of the most striking moments in Bears are during the film’s closing credits, when we see how alarmingly close the camera crew was to...
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By James Berardinelli
The "nature" aspects of Bears are undercut by the need to turn this into a live-action Disney cartoon, complete with cuddly heroes and...
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First movie i have walked out within 10 mins ...yeah the picture is great...watching 10 years old animal world for free is way better option than paying 12.50 bucks for this

By Eddieyong66

Pretty but Slow

By smucchetti
Really nothing new here. A nice movie, beautifully shot, but slow and seemingly without purpose....

A Big Fury Hug

By teenqueeen
This movie will warm your heart. It's a wonderful homage to motherhool. Great scenes of the bears fishing for salmon. True to Disney form, the potential for violence was reigned in perfectly. ...


By EllenSiegel
Sweet, fun family movie. Beautiful photography. Both my grandson (age 9) and I loved Bears. Thanks Disney for a wholesome movie....

By Jalynnjo
Great for everyone....


By thedoctor777
This is a wonderful family film. Every DisneyNature film I have seen has been extraordinary. The cinematography is spectacular and the director did a great job of following the bears life. The...

Bears is awesome

By ammjr71
Great old style Disney Nature film. Go see it!!!...

Simply Bearable...

By poonie76
...and adorable and cute. Lovely walk through parts of Alaska that would be hard for any average person to reach. Beautiful story telling of Bear family and the other animals they run into. Must...


By Knappmarilynn
Great movie for the whole family! Educational and fun at the same time....

teddy bears

By iainme320
Wonderful movie for all ages. Effortless learning experience. I sat wondering afterwards how many hours were spent editing....wishing I could see some of what was cut. Highly recommend...

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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Some tense moments in Disney's nature documentary.
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