bearsGeorge Fenton has been hired to score Disneynature’s upcoming documentary Bears. The film is directed by Alastair Fothergill (Earth, African Cats, Chimpanzee) and Keith Scholey (African Cats) and showcases a year in the life of two mother bears as they impart life lessons to their impressionable young cubs. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. Fenton has previously scored Disneynature’s first release Earth, which was released in 2007. Bears is set to be released on April 18, 2014 by Walt Disney Pictures in time for next Earth Day. For updates on the film, visit Disneynature’s official website.

As previously reported, Fenton also has Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem starring Christoph Waltz, as well as Stephen Frears’ HBO movie Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight coming up.