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by Natalia Galbetti
Categories: Animals, Causes, Environment, Film/TV.

The weekend of April 18th, make sure to head to the movie theater for some cuddly adorable cuteness and karma points while you help save national parks.

Disneynature’s new movie “Bears” is the latest to document the lives of animals in the wild and to help protect their environment. The movie, which features the year-long adventures of a family of grizzly bears in Alaska, will give part of the proceeds of box office sales on its opening weekend to the National Park Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving the United States’ national parks and wildlife.

“We are committed to protecting the environment and inspiring Disneynature fans to take part in conservation by joining forces with organizations like the National Park Foundation to preserve the natural world,” said Alan Bergman, president of The Walt Disney Studios of the ‘See “Bears” Protect Our National Parks’ program.

“America’s national parks are home to a vast and stunning array of wildlife, including approximately 400 endangered species,” added Neil Mulholland, president and CEO of the National Park Foundation. “We are proud to team with Disney, a dedicated supporter of our national parks, to invite moviegoers everywhere to join us as we work to ensure that our nation’s most treasured places, and all that they protect, thrive for generations to come.”

‘Bears’ was directed by Alastair Fothergill who directed Disneynature’s “Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee” and Keith Scholey, who also directed “African Cats.”

The film opens in movie theaters nationwide April 18th.

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