‘Napoleon Dynamite’ to be an Animated Series
Media Bistro is reporting that Fox is in talks to create an animated series based on the 2004 indie comedy hit Napoleon Dynamite. Supposedly, most of the original cast is signed on to participate in the series, including the most crucial characters, John Heder as Napoleon and Efran Ramirez as Pedro and Aaron Ruell as Kip.
Napoleon Dynamite is one of those movies that is so ridiculous that it has to be funny. Nevermind the fact that it has a billion quotable lines that still make me laugh ’til this day. I remember when the movie came out, my friend and I had a conversation about how it would be even funnier in smaller increments, because in a two hour span some can get burnt out on that type of dry humor. So the thought of it being a half hour series, animated or otherwise, sounds like it could be a decent plan. Especially if it’s going to end up airing along with Family Guy and The Cleveland Show.
Favorite Napoleon Dynamite Quotes:
Don: Hey, Napoleon. What did you do last summer again?
Napoleon Dynamite: I told you! I spent it with my uncle in Alaska hunting wolverines!
Don: Did you shoot any?
Napoleon Dynamite: Yes, like 50 of ’em! They kept trying to attack my cousins, what the heck would you do in a situation like that?
Don: What kind of gun did you use?
Napoleon Dynamite: A freakin’ 12-gauge, what do you think?
Napoleon Dynamite: You know, there’s like a boat-load of gangs at this school. This one gang kept wanting me to join because I’m pretty good with a bow staff.
Napoleon Dynamite: [referring to Deb’s milk] I see you’re drinking 1%. Is that ’cause you think you’re fat? ‘Cause you’re not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to.
Pedro: Do you think people will vote for me?
Napoleon Dynamite: Heck yes! I’d vote for you.
Pedro: Like what are my skills?
Napoleon Dynamite: Well, you have a sweet bike. And you’re really good at hooking up with chicks. Plus you’re like the only guy at school who has a mustache.
Rex: I’m Rex, founder of the Rex Kwan Do self-defense system! After one week with me in my dojo, you’ll be prepared to defend yourself with the STRENGTH of a grizzly, the reflexes of a PUMA, and the wisdom of a man.
Napoleon Dynamite: Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!… Tina, eat. Food. Eat the FOOD!
Deb: I’m trying to earn money for college.
Kip: [from the background] Your mom goes to college.
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