The Veronica Mars movie is a godsend to the very fans who helped crowd-fund the film just a little over a year ago. The movie, starring Kristen Bell as the titular character, is set in Neptune nine years after we last watched Veronica walk down a street toward uncertainty – leaving behind unanswered hopes of what happened to her, until now.
Due to its origin of being funded by fans of the three-season series – before Warner Bros. chipped in to cover costs of incentives and distribution – the movie is ultimately for the fans.
Disney has pretty much owned the animated slice of the movies for decades. My own youth was charmed by the “Disney Renaissance” brought on by movies like The Little Mermaid and Beauty & The Beast.
Throughout the 90s, Walt Disney Animations produced a hit movie almost every year but popularity started to wane later in the decade as other production studios got into the game. By then, the instant Disney classic was moved wayside in favour of more modern titles with fresh new styles, including Disney’s own Pixar – the studio behind Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Up.