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Wildlife Wednesdays: Live Chat Hosted by Disneynature — National Parks Service Ranger Roy Answers Questions About Bears

I am so excited about the next Disneynature film, and I think you will be too! Just in time for Earth Day 2014, Disneynature will release its new True Life Adventure “Bears.” In theaters April 18, “Bears” is an epic story of breathtaking scale set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life. The film follows a bear family as impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons.

I have seen Alaskan bears firsthand, and truly they are amazing animals. I’m excited that now you can see them too. Today, at 6 p.m. EDT, Disneynature and, will host a live chat with Ranger Roy from the National Park Service to answer your questions about bears and Alaska.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Live Chat Hosted by Disneynature—National Parks Service Ranger Roy

Right now, you can head over to and check out a live bear cam in Katmai National Park, download a Disneynature “Bears” activity sheet, and get more information about the bears that you’re seeing.

Be sure to see Disneynature “Bears” when it roars onto the big screen on April 18. SEE “BEARS,” PROTECT OUR NATIONAL PARKS invites moviegoers to see the film during opening week (April 18-24, 2014) and Disneynature, via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will make a contribution to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to protect wildlife and wild places across America’s national park system.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Disneynature 'Bears'

Did you know?

  • Disney’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the Disneynature label. Through donations tied to opening week attendance for its first four theatrical releases (“Earth,” “Oceans,” African Cats,” and “Chimpanzee”), Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF), has planted three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protected nearly 130,000 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat, educated 60,000 school children about chimpanzee conservation and cared for chimpanzees.
  • The DWCF also provides grants to critical conservation projects around the world and, this year, achieved a significant milestone by issuing its 1,000th conservation grant. The DWCF is supported by Disney as well as guest contributions at merchandise and other select locations including Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, Disney Vacation Club Resorts and Disney Cruise Line. Other funding comes from merchandise initiatives like reusable bags and special guest programs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and The Seas with Nemo & Friends