Napoleon Dynamite as an animated series was a great idea, the film was basically a live action cartoon anyway. I think the material and characters will work better in the form of animation anyway. There's more they can play with, and it seems like the writing and humor is basically going to stay the same. There was a panel held at Comic-Con this year were FOX showed off a few clips from the series, those clips are now online for your viewing enjoyment. For those of you who were fans of the film, then it looks like you will most likey enjoy this series.
The series is scheduled to air on FOX Midseason 2012. Check out the four clips and a trailer below and tell us what you think!
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (Heder) is a 16-year-old boy convinced – for no apparent reason – that he is destined for greatness and blessed with unlimited “sweet abilities.” He spends his days practicing ninja moves, drawing ligers, soul dancing and bragging about his “girlfriend in Oklahoma” whom nobody has ever seen. Napoleon’s brother, KIP (Ruell), is an unemployed 32-year-old who lives at home and believes he would be an amazing catch for any girl who would respond to his online come-ons. The Dynamite brothers live with GRANDMA (Martin), a crusty woman who can often be found four-wheeling with her lady friends at the local sand dunes. Napoleon’s allies include PEDRO (Ramirez), his unflappable best friend who has recently been elected class president; and DEB (Majorino), an incredibly sweet girl who sees the good in Napoleon and dreams of someday being his wife. Napoleon’s UNCLE RICO (Gries) lives out of an orange custom van, where he obsesses over his botched high school football career and dreams up ways to become rich and famous. Then there’s REX KWON DO (Bader), a self-proclaimed martial-arts master who runs the local dojo.