Although there are a few select scenes that, to an adult, clearly indicate that this movie is fiction, please note that the film is presented more as a documentary than a fictitious story, similar to those old Wild America or National Geographic television programs.
The concern with this is that there are many scenes that depict the general public interacting with these wild animals in a far too casual and inappropriate manner. For example, families feed the bears up-close and personally, out in the open, and not even from within their vehicles. There is also a scene in which, after the narrator states that the mother bear is "dangerous", a man who encounters her calls the Ranger for assistance, and then proceeds to attempt shooing this dangerous mother bear away with a chair like some kind of circus lion tamer!
The boundaries between human beings and nature are definitely blurred for young minds. If you rent this movie you will no doubt have to re-educate your children on the do's & don'ts of wildlife safety.
This movie was made in 1963.
I don't think they'd get away with producing something this irresponsible today...
Last year ago a woman visiting Banff put some honey on her son's hand so she could get a picture of him with the bear. The bear starting chewing on her son's hand. This past summer a man was mauled to death in Yellowstone because a mother bear was protecting her cubs and some hikers got too close.
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