Cuteness quotient - overwhelming.
A new trailer has been released for Disney’s Bears, an ursine documentary about a year in the life of a mother and her cubs.
The official synopsis reads thus:
In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons.
Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches.
As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska!
Some might quibble that nature documentaries shouldn’t be narratives, that there aren’t goodies and baddies- it’s just…nature. However, with the BBC’s legendary Natural History producer Alastair Fothergill at the helm, you can be certain that all the footage on show in Bears will be utterly stunning.
Expect Bears to be released into the wilds of the multiplex in Spring 2014. Figuratively speaking.