Disney recently experienced success from their Disneynature movie Chimpanzee, which follows the life of an abandoned chimpanzee in Africa. The documentary brought to the forefront the life of animals as story. Disney will try their luck with this venture once more with Bears, in 2014.
Bears will follow brown bears who call Alaska their home. It will be a beautiful landscape for the film. Disney already stated the the film will provide ‘tender moments and entertaining imagery how these animals are far from grizzly creatures.’
Combine the setting with Disneynature‘s storytelling and this film looks to cast bears more as cuddly than ferocious. Alan Bergman, President of The Walt Disney Studios, recently said, ‘Our commitment to the production of Disneynature films is to capture nature on its own terms and its own schedule. These films are never rushed so that we can tell never-before-seen stories in our natural world that both astound and charm audiences. Disneynature’s next adventure ‘Bears’ promises to continue this storytelling tradition by introducing audiences to a phenomenal variety of wildlife and offering rare glimpses into the day-to-day lives of these incredible animals.’
Filming is occurring in Alaska’s Katmai National Park.