Bears and African Cats

We have instituted something new in our family for Friday nights with the kids. Typically we will have an easy dinner--usually pizza, and then I let the kids watch a movie. Last Friday night, I rented the movie "Disneynature: Bears" for the kids to watch. Rebecca had seen it in school, when they went on a field trip to the movie theater to see it. I wasn't sure what to expect. Rebecca had been begging me to see it ever since she saw that it was out on DVD. So I decided to rent it for them to watch. 

I will say that I was impressed. It was like an animal documentary that you would see on discovery channel or a science channel like that, but without the extreme violence or mating that you so often see in animal documentaries. Bears, follows the story of Scout and Amber and their mom Sky through the first year of their life and the trials and tribulations that they face. I thought it was very well done and a wonderful way of introducing kids to nature. 

I did not know that there have been several Disneynature shows produced. Rebecca is really into lions and big cats, so I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they made:

I was able to go borrow African Cats from our public library. This one follows the stories of a lion pride and a cheetah mom and her cubs. It was really well done as well and Rebecca LOVED it! Benjamin even liked this one! (And I should mention that we watched this on blu-ray and the scenery is amazing!)

I have been very impressed with the quality of these nature shows and look forward to allowing my kids to watch more of them in the future as we still have many more to watch including: 

Have you ever seen any of the Disney Nature movies? Do you or your kids like nature shows? 

Disclaimer: These opinions are my own. Disney Nature has nothing to do with me or my blog. I just liked these products and thought you might too. 


  1. Sounds like they would make great Christmas gifts! I just bought a movie for my brother - The Grand Budapest Hotel - I've seen it twice and thought of him both times - it was made for him or he for it :)


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