After Earth, African Cats, and Chimpanzee, we were wondering what wild animal Disneynature would take on next. Seems we now have an answer as Disney announced earlier today that their next nature adventure would be Bears, and would focus specifically on the brown bears in Alaska’s Katmai National Park. The film is currently in production for a spring 2014 release and is being helmed by Keith Scholey (African Cats) and Alastair Fothergill (Earth, African Cats, and Chimpanzee). Check out the full press release below.
The future looks wild, as the Walt Disney Studio’s Disneynature label unveils its new film slated for the big screen in Spring 2014.
Disneynature’s 2014 motion picture Bears cozies up to the brown bears who call Alaska’s stunning coastal mountains and shores their home, revealing through tender moments and entertaining imagery how these animals are far from grizzly creatures. This shooting location provides some of the most spectacular visuals ever for a Disneynature film. The film is directed by Keith Scholey (African Cats) and Alastair Fothergill (Earth, African Cats and Chimpanzee).
“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,” said Alan Bergman, president, The Walt Disney Studios. “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.”
Bears is currently in production in Alaska’s Katmai National Park.
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Top image: Cinematographer Warwick Sloss films two brown bears as they graze in the meadows of Katmai National Park , Alaska.