First Look at Fox’s Napoleon Dynamite Animated TV Series

Gosh! Get off my break! Here’s your first look at FOX’s animated “Napoleon Dynamite” TV series, which features all the original voices back, including Jon Heder as Napoleon and Efren Ramirez as Pedro. Gotta have Pedro back. That deadpan delivery is hilarious.

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.

The original cast from the film – Jon Heder, Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Sandy Martin, Jon Gries and Diedrich Bader – will voice their characters in the series, and many new characters will be added along the way. Guest voices in the debut season include Jennifer Coolidge (“American Pie,” “Legally Blonde”), Sam Rockwell (“Choke”) and Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Conchords”).

Coming to FOX this Fall.




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  • Lexavi80

    Vote for Pedro…

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Was never that big a fan of the film. It was okay, but didn’t do it for me. The fact that they’re still doing this years later, even after the fanfare has completely died is rather strange. But hey if anyone can make money off this it’s Fox. Kudos for getting the cast invloved.

  • Zero-shot

    look shit,and as unfunny as the movie.

  • Akira

    the movie was and is still flippin’ sweet! definitely going to check out this series when it airs!

  • Michelle

    Is it out yet? I LOVE it!