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no rotten tomatoes for disneynature ‘bears’

Bears (Disneynature, Silverback films) opened in theaters across the USA last week and though the Tomatometer hasn’t been pegged, it’s registering an impressive 90% with the official critique reading, “Sweet, beautifully filmed, and admirably short on sugarcoating, Bears continues Disneynature’s winning streak.”

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no rotten tomatoes for disneynature ‘bears’

Bears (Disneynature, Silverback films) opened in theaters across the USA last week and though the Tomatometer hasn’t been pegged, it’s registering an impressive 90% with the official critique reading, “Sweet, beautifully filmed, and admirably short on sugarcoating, Bears continues Disneynature’s winning streak.”

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disneynature ‘bears’ thumbs-up preview

‘Bears’ (Disneynature, Silverback Films) premiers at theaters Earth Day, April 18th and nature enthusiasts have good reasons to go see this 86 minute film.  First is the track record of the co-directors, Alastair Fothergill (Chimpanzee, African Cats, Frozen Planet) and Keith Scholey

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disneynature ‘bears’ thumbs-up preview

‘Bears’ (Disneynature, Silverback Films) premiers at theaters Earth Day, April 18th and nature enthusiasts have good reasons to go see this 86 minute film.  First is the track record of the co-directors, Alastair Fothergill (Chimpanzee, African Cats, Frozen Planet) and Keith Scholey

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great bear stakeout commissioner sings beautiful swan song

Christine Weber, Discovery Channel Executive Producer and Commissioner for Great Bear Stakeout (co-produced by BBC and Discovery Channel) recently honored my request for an interview in the nation’s capitol.  She was preparing to fly west to announce 2013 winners at the Jackson Hole

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great bear stakeout commissioner sings beautiful swan song

Christine Weber, Discovery Channel Executive Producer and Commissioner for Great Bear Stakeout (co-produced by BBC and Discovery Channel) recently honored my request for an interview in the nation’s capitol.  She was preparing to fly west to announce 2013 winners at the Jackson Hole

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billy connolly narrates great bear stakeout like a bear

Great Bear Stakeout (BBC, BBC Worldwide, Discovery Channel) narrated by Billy Connolly is airing again this week in the U.K. and Australia. The Scottish actor, comedian and presenter didn’t need to step onto grizzly ground with us in Alaska to deliver

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billy connolly narrates great bear stakeout like a bear

Great Bear Stakeout (BBC, BBC Worldwide, Discovery Channel) narrated by Billy Connolly is airing again this week in the U.K. and Australia. The Scottish actor, comedian and presenter didn’t need to step onto grizzly ground with us in Alaska to deliver

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cold warriors: wolves and buffalo, jackson hole film festival finalist

Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo (River Road Films, THIRTEEN for PBS NATURE, CBC, BBC, BBC Worldwide) is a Best Animal Behavior Program finalist at the Jackson Hole Film Festival. It’s no surprise to any of us familiar with Jeff Turner’s resume. He’s

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cold warriors: wolves and buffalo, jackson hole film festival finalist

Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo (River Road Films, THIRTEEN for PBS NATURE, CBC, BBC, BBC Worldwide) is a Best Animal Behavior Program finalist at the Jackson Hole Film Festival. It’s no surprise to any of us familiar with Jeff Turner’s resume. He’s

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the real jungle book bear, jackson hole wildlife film festival finalist

The Real Jungle Book Bear (Oliver Goetzl, BBC Natural World) stars a sloth bear who leads filmmakers into his wild world for the first time. The Jungle Book (Disney, 1967) animated character, Baloo is based a sloth bear in Rudyard Kipling’s books (1894,

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the real jungle book bear, jackson hole wildlife film festival finalist

The Real Jungle Book Bear (Oliver Goetzl, BBC Natural World) stars a sloth bear who leads filmmakers into his wild world for the first time. The Jungle Book (Disney, 1967) animated character, Baloo is based a sloth bear in Rudyard Kipling’s books (1894,

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giant squid filmmaking first, jackson hole wildlife film festival finalist

Legends of the Deep: The Giant Squid (NHK, Discovery Channel, ZDF, ARTE) is up for the Best Wildlife Habitat award at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival this week. And for good reason. Scientists and filmmakers have been chasing this

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giant squid filmmaking first, jackson hole wildlife film festival finalist

Legends of the Deep: The Giant Squid (NHK, Discovery Channel, ZDF, ARTE) is up for the Best Wildlife Habitat award at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival this week. And for good reason. Scientists and filmmakers have been chasing this

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tarsier tails, jackson hole wildlife film festival finalist

Tarsiers are the smallest primates on the planet and featured in Tarsier Tales (Artist’s in Motion, BBC Worldwide). The twenty-part series is up for Best Limited Series at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival this week.  When I learned tech-savy cameramen from Great Bear

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tarsier tails, jackson hole wildlife film festival finalist

Tarsiers are the smallest primates on the planet and featured in Tarsier Tales (Artist’s in Motion, BBC Worldwide). The twenty-part series is up for Best Limited Series at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival this week.  When I learned tech-savy cameramen from Great Bear

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coastal wolf stakeouts from low postures

juvenile coastal wolf approaches buck wilde, photo courtesy of cassandra hermer Wolves are notoriously wary of humans, especially when we’re upright. Like many wild animals, they seem to fear bipedal portures and are among the more challenging wild subjects to

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coastal wolf stakeouts from low postures

juvenile coastal wolf approaches buck wilde, photo courtesy of cassandra hermer Wolves are notoriously wary of humans, especially when we’re upright. Like many wild animals, they seem to fear bipedal portures and are among the more challenging wild subjects to

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grizzly mother shakes up bear whisperer (again)

Last summer Great Bear Stakeout (BBC, Discovery Channel) star, Van gave wildlife cameraman, Matt Aerberhard and director/producer, David Marks on-camera thrills when the big guy approached for a face-to-face showdown. I was the film crew’s bear guide (to get us

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grizzly mother shakes up bear whisperer (again)

Last summer Great Bear Stakeout (BBC, Discovery Channel) star, Van gave wildlife cameraman, Matt Aerberhard and director/producer, David Marks on-camera thrills when the big guy approached for a face-to-face showdown. I was the film crew’s bear guide (to get us

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