Is ‘The Country Bears’ on Disney+?

The Country Bears is known for its show at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. However, characters from this attraction appeared in the Disney original film, now available on Disney’s subscription platform, Disney+.

Here’s what we know about this film and how to stream it. 

The premiere of Disney's 'The Country Bears' at the El Capitan Theatre in 2002
The premiere of Disney’s ‘The Country Bears’ at the El Capitan Theatre in 2002 | Robert Mora/Getty Images

Disney’s film, ‘The Country Bears,’ premiered during 2002 

When an angsty banker threatened to tear down Country Bear Hall, it was up to one lovable brown bear, named Beary Barrington, and the Country Bears’ manager to get the band back together.

This proves to be a challenge, especially with one of the members still bitter about the band breaking up. This live-action movie featured characters from Disney’s amusement park attraction, as well as a few new faces.

The Country Bears premiered in 2002 and, since then, has become a favorite flick of Disney fans. This film featured cameos from celebrities like Elton John, Queen Latifah, and other artists.

One song, “Can Love Stand The Test,” even featured the voices of Don Henley and Bonnie Raitt, with the artists sharing that the Country Bears are “better than the Eagles.”

Queen Latifah in 'The Equalizer'
The actor, Queen Latifah, in ‘The Equalizer’ | Barbara Nitke/CBS via Getty Images

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Is ‘The Country Bears’ on Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+?

Physical copies of this movie are available for purchase on Amazon. For a fee, fans can stream the film on Amazon. However, The Country Bears is available for binge-watching anytime, thanks to Disney’s streaming service, Disney+.

Because it is available on Disney+, Disney’s original will most likely never be available on rival platforms like Netflix or HBO MAX. 

Additionally, this film includes original songs like “Kick It Into Gear” and “Straight to the Heart of Love.” However, music from this original movie is not available on streaming platforms like Spotify or Apple Music. 

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Other attraction-inspired films are available on Disney’s streaming platform

This film is based on the Disneyland attraction, The Country Bear Jamboree, which featured animatronic versions of characters like Henry and Big Al. However, this wasn’t the only time Disney created a live-action film based on an iconic attraction. 

The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction sparked a film of the same title, starring Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom. That film then inspired Disney to update its ride, including characters like Captain Jack Sparrow in its story. 

There’s the Haunted Mansion film, starring Eddie Murphy, which is available on Disney+. Recently, Walt Disney Studios announced the action/adventure film starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jungle Cruise

This movie is inspired by the theme park attraction featured in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. It will premiere during 2021, both in theaters and with “Premier Access” on Disney’s subscription service. 

The Country Bears is available on Disney+. To learn more about Disney’s streaming platform and to subscribe, visit their website.