One of the many panels I missed at this years Comic-Con (due to being stock in Ballroom 20. Literally. There was gum on my seat and I couldn’t get up) was Mike Judge’s preview of FOX’s upcoming Napoleon Dynamite Animated Series. Let me digress here for a sec. Like the rest of you, I thought the idea for a cartoon was 7 years too late. Plus, nowadays it’s common place to hate on Napoleon Dynamite -mainstream quoting of the film resulted in a cultural backlash. However, a recent trailer shut me the fuck up. Maybe it’s because the film was basically a live action cartoon anyway, but based off that footage, the cartoon seemingly lives up to, if not exceeds, the writing and humor of the movie. Really!
Anyway, at Comic-Con FOX showed off a few clips from the series. I missed them then, but these clips are now online for your viewing pleasure and mine.
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!
After six years of quotations and impersonations, 2004’s cult classic hit Napoleon Dynamite is returning. Only they’re bringin him back as a cartoon. According to a report from MediaBistro20th Century Fox is developing pilot for a proposed animated series. Most of the original cast have signed on to reprise their roles from the film, including: Jon Heder as Napoleon Dynamite, Efran Ramirez as Pedro, Aaron Ruell as Kip Dynamite and Jon Gries as Uncle Rico. The report also goes on to say that director Jared Hess and co-screenwriter wife Jerusha will be involved. In addition, if Fox picks the project up they will add it to their Sunday night lineup.
So, not only is this a sign that Fox is officially out of ideas but aren’t they 6 years too late with this? Way to strike while the iron is hot Fox, way to go. Actually, isn’t it trendy to hate on Napoleon Dynamite nowadays? Sure the flick was hilarious when it was an underground hit but ever since it hit the mainstream and got over qouted and over exposed it’s been culturally shit on. Folks would rather be mauled by a liger than watch a Napoleon Dynamite cartoon. “Gosh” Fox is an “Idiot”.