And the theme-park lines to meet Anna and Elsa, the sibling royals at the heart of the world’s highest-ever-grossing animated movie, are long. I was dispatched to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, to stand in one of those very, very, very long lines — to observe the struggle, to witness the phenomenon, to figure out the why, as in, why do people do this to themselves? I arrived at Disneyland on the Wednesday after Easter.
A long time ago, you and “Veronica Mars " used to be friends. You watched every episode of the teenage private eye series from when it debuted in 2004 to it’s untimely cancellation three seasons later. Or maybe you caught up with it after-the-fact on DVD or Netflix. Or maybe you just heard about the record-breaking Kickstarter campaign last year that raised $5.7 million from the legion of devoted fans.
Not surprisingly, the artwork for “Veronica Mars" puts the eponymous lady detective (Kristen Bell) and her trusty camera front and center — older, wiser, and probably in no less need of a long vacation. Then “Veronica Mars” gets named the Breakthrough: Film at the 2014 CES convention. And yesterday we found out the film is set to premiere at SXSW, which is pretty much the perfect spot, as far as director Rob Thomas is concerned. Created by Rob Thomas, the show focuses on a young student who progresses from high school to college as she moonlights as a private investigator, solving various mysteries in and around the fictional town of Neptune, California.
There is cause for rejoicing among Marshmallows: the trailer for “Veronica Mars " has been unveiled! If you contributed to the film’s much-publicized (and highly successful) Kickstarter campaign last year, you especially should check out the trailer — after all, you helped pay for it. The big-screen debut of the world’sother great detective (played by Kristen Bell) was made possible by funds ($5.7 million, to be exact-ish) provided by fans of the mystery series that ran for three seasons on UPN and the CW from 2004 to 2007. And “Veronica Mars” definitely looks like a labor of love that was made ‘for the fans.’