John C. Reilly gives voice to Disneynature's 'Bears'
05:00 AM, Nov 20, 2013
John C. Reilly will give voice to Bears.
The actor will narrate Disneynature’s true life adventure focusing on a bear family growing up in Alaska.
“John C. Reilly is the voice of Wreck-It Ralph himself, he’s sort of a bear of a man with both strength and mischief, and his voice reflects that,” director Keith Sholey said in a statement. “He’s very funny and has the ability to be empathetic, too, so he’s a perfect fit for this story.”
Fellow director Alastair Fothergill (the two collaborated on African Cats) added: “The right narrator is so important to a Disneynature film. Alaska is a vast and powerful place and John C. Reilly has a big, broad voice that will aptly showcase the scope of Bears.”
Reilly said that he was “thrilled” to be part of the documentary not only because he found “bears fascinating.”
“Our National Parks are the home of many bears and need ongoing care,” he added.
The film showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. The film opens April 18, 2014, in time for Earth Day.