2004 Fox Searchlight film, Napoleon Dynamite, is coming to a television set Midseason 2012 with the production of Napoleon Dynamite: The Animated Series. Announced for development last May, we finally get a quick look at what’s to be expected to with today’s trailer. The official plot info is as follows:
“Based on the hit film, NAPOLEON DYNAMITE is an animated series that follows the continuing adventures of America’s most awesome awkward teenager and his quirky family and friends as they struggle to navigate small-town life in rural Idaho.”
After watching this trailer, the first thing that struck me was the familiarity of the art and design of the characters body and faces. Don’t look at me like I’m a dumbass! It turns out that the animation house in charge of this project is no one other than Rough Draft Studios who worked on projects like Futurama, and The Simpsons Movie.
But with this familiarity aside, I would like to point out that this series will be released 11 years after its predecessor, the film Napoleon Dynamite, was released in 2004. Are all the bells and whistles of popularity a little late? I’m straddling the fence here. The comedy is funny and clean, which is unique compared to all the other animated comedies on the FOX Network, but since this will be waiting another year before release I’m not sure it’ll last. 5 episodes is my bet before cancellation, but I may be proven wrong. Love the concept, but it’s a bit late on the implementation. Watch the trailer, and leave your thoughts or comments below.