Disneynature's BEARS takes viewers on an educational and entertaining adventure through the Alaskan wilderness, where the documentary follows a fiercely protective mama bear named Sky and her two young cubs, Amber and Scout, over the course of an entire year. Narrated by John C. Reilly, the film trails this young family as they venture down a mountain in search of sustenance, and encounter a variety of threats, including a pair of imposing male bears named Magnus and Chinook, as well as a crafty -- and very hungry -- wolf named Tikani. As the seasons shift, Sky teaches Amber and Scout the secrets to recognizing danger and foraging for food. Later, as salmon appear in the local waters, Sky attempts to build her fat reserves for the coming winter. But it won't be easy, because challenges await over every summit, and the competition for food can be fierce.
"[The] cameras show the furry intimacy of the bear den, the thrill of a salmon chase, and the terrifying beauty of a mountain avalanche in jaw-dropping, widescreen glory." -- Grade: B+ - 04/24/2014 Entertainment Weekly
3 stars out of 4 -- "BEARS is a wonderful excursion to a staggeringly gorgeous corner of America in the company of some irresistibly appealing beasts of the northern wild." - 05/02/2014 USA Today
"[BEARS] features nearly wall-to-wall voiceover, but this time it comes courtesy of John C. Reilly. His inherently likable, goofy sweetness shines through..." - 04/18/2014 RogerEbert.com
3 stars out of 4 -- "Disneynatures latest documentary, about a mama bear and her cubs, mixes drama with humor." - 04/18/2014 Washington Post