Cinematographer Warwick Sloss filming brown bears grazing in Katmai National Park, Alaska

The Walt Disney Studios has announced production on Bears, the latest documentary from Disneynature, slated for release in Spring 2014 (likely around Earth Day).

Bears will follow the “day-to-day lives” of the brown ursines who call ‘Alaska’s coastal mountains and shores home’. The film is currently shooting in the state’s Katmai National Park, which “provides some of the most spectacular visuals ever for a Disneynature film.”

The film is being directed by veteran documentarians Keith Scholey (African Cats) and Alastair Fothergill (Earth, African Cats, and Chimpanzee).

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Mike Bastoli has been blogging at The Disney Blog since 2009. Until 2011, he covered Pixar Animation Studios on his own website, The Pixar Blog, which became one of the most popular on the Web dedicated to Pixar news, the New York Times calling it the “definitive unofficial chronicler of the animation powerhouse". In 2011, Mike expanded his coverage to the entire world of feature animation, renaming his site Big Screen Animation. He retired Big Screen Animation in 2014 and is considering future writing opportunities. Besides Disney, Mike is an avid fan of Apple and The Beatles. He resides near Toronto.