'Bears' Roars onto the Small Screen


Audiences were invited into the world of Bears in April when Disneynature's film about the formidable species roared into theaters, and now nature lovers can watch it at home as it arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 12.

To celebrate the film's small-screen release, we're giving you a chance to win a pack of fun prizes, including a stuffed bear, a Bears pendant designed by Alex Woo, and your own copy of Bears. The prize also contains copies of Disneynature films African Cats, Crimson Wing, Wings of Life, Chimpanzee, Earth and Oceans. Click here to enter to win, and here for the official rules.

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Even if you don't win, you can purchase the pendant featuring a mother bear and two cubs in sterling silver or 14K gold, and 20 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the National Park Foundation. Click here for more details.

Alex said of the design process, "As a mother myself, I instantly bonded with the theme and story of … Bears. I was really touched by the universal symbolism and significance of the relationship between mother and child. … The mother bear Sky watches over her twin cubs Amber and Scout while they look up to her for a shield and protection from the dangers of the wild."

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 was co-directed by Alastair Fothergill, who brought us Earth, African Cats and Chimpanzee, and Keith Scholey, the man behind African Cats.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to US residents 18 and older. Entries must be received by August 14, 2014 at 11:59pm PT to be eligible. Approximate retail value: $410.49.

Watch the Bears trailer below: