Bears

Bears

Disneynature films are not for the faint of heart. The entertaining and educational series has consistently placed a premium on absolute veracity – even when it comes with a very palatable and painful cost. The last Disneynature film, Chimpanzee, was built almost entirely on tragedy, as it centered on a young chimp (adorably named Oscar) who struggled to survive after the sudden death of his mother. The film’s very plotline was centered around death – a natural and normal death, but death nonetheless – and the entire film was a steady mix of the sad and the joyful (Oscar is eventually taken under the furry arm of an unexpected surrogate parent – another male chimp). Back in 2011, death also hung thick over African Cats, with one plotline following a cheetah mom who eventually loses two of her five cubs to hunting hyenas, and another chronicling an aging lioness who must abandon her own cub to her pride after getting injured and feeling compelled to sneak off to die alone. Yet, for all the tears that Disneynature aficionados are seemingly doomed to shed (and, man, are you doomed to shed them), the films are also fiercely satisfying in ways that are hard to replicate in the majority of purely fictional, human-based settings. Yes, you’re going to cry, but damn if it’s not worth it. The latest Disneynature film, Bears, is no different than its predecessors – in fact, it’s the best of an already very fine bunch.

read more...

bears

Now that D23 is over and Disney has made all of their big announcements and debuts in the manner their corporate hivemind has deemed appropriate, the time for promoting their upcoming projects to the general public is upon us, and in order to get that job done, their nature documentary wing, Disneynature, has just released an official trailer for its next big documentary, the straightforwardly titled Bears. Disney is a company who’s been known for making jaw-droppingly beautiful nature documentaries all the way back since the late 40s, but ever since they founded Disneynature in 2008, they’ve really recommitted themselves to getting the most modern HD technology available out there into the wilds of the world in order to capture images so grand and beautiful it’s hard to imagine they happen on this planet. If you’ve seen any of their previous stuff, like Earth or Oceans, then you know what great work they do, and from the looks of this trailer for Bears, a more focused subject matter does not mean they’ve sacrificed any of their ability to wow.

read more...

DisneyNature

Joining the ranks of DisneyNature’s Earth, Oceans, African Cats, and Chimpanzee, the studio has now unveiled a first look at their latest entry – Bears. The latest of their Earth Day offerings, Bears centers on a family of, well, bears, with the film focusing on a family of Alaskan grizzly bears. Co-directed by Alastair Fothergill (who has directed three other DisneyNature features) and Keith Scholey (who also directed African Cats with Fothergill), the film looks to give us a very intimate look inside the life of a typical American bear. Oh, who are we kidding? Bears looks to give us the dry heaves, the wet sobs, and the sort of in-theater wailing we haven’t experienced since Chimpanzee. Stock up on your tissues now. Get to know DisneyNature’s Bears (and relive the glory of some of the studio’s other films and their indelible animal characters) after the break.

read more...

So, what are you guys doing on, oh, say November 6, 2015? Not booked yet? Your iCal is empty? Your day planner doesn’t go up that far? Well, we’ve got plans for you now. In one of the most innocuous press releases ever crafted, Disney has today sent around a listing of some new and updated release dates for some of their most anticipated features, sandwiching in Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man release date (yup, it’s that November 2015 one listed above) between stuff like like “Disney Animation Untitled” and “Pixar Animation Untitled.” Oh, and also? Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World will both be in 3D. Dimensions and money and stuff! After the break, check out the full listing of new and updated dates for ten new Disney features (including, admittedly, some details we’ve long known). And, never fear, you’ll also soon learn the release date of that Phineas and Ferb feature we’ve all been dying for.

read more...
Twitter button
Facebook button
Google+ button
RSS feed

published: 12.23.2014
B+
published: 12.22.2014
C-
published: 12.19.2014
A-


Some movie websites serve the consumer. Some serve the industry. At Film School Rejects, we serve at the pleasure of the connoisseur. We provide the best reviews, interviews and features to millions of dedicated movie fans who know what they love and love what they know. Because we, like you, simply love the art of the moving picture.
Fantastic Fest 2014
6 Filmmaking Tips: James Gunn
Got a Tip? Send it here:
editors@filmschoolrejects.com
Publisher:
Neil Miller
Managing Editor:
Scott Beggs
Associate Editors:
Rob Hunter
Kate Erbland
Christopher Campbell
All Rights Reserved © 2006-2014 Reject Media, LLC | Privacy Policy | Design & Development by Face3