Napoleon Dynamite is an American animated television sitcom based on the 2004 cult film of the same name. It originally ran on Fox from January 15, 2012 to March 4, 2012 as a midseason replacement for the now-cancelled animated sitcom Allen Gregory. On May 15, 2012, Fox released its 2012-2013 broadcast schedule; Napoleon Dynamite was not listed as a returning show, effectively cancelling the series.
The series takes place following the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite. It follows the adventures of Napoleon Dynamite, and his family and friends, as they navigate small-town life in rural Preston, Idaho. The original cast from the film, Jon Heder, Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Sandy Martin, Jon Gries and Diedrich Bader, voice their characters in the series, in addition to the series introducing several new characters.
Napoleon Dynamite is a 16-year-old boy convinced that he is blessed with unlimited “sweet skills.” His hobbies include practicing his ninja moves, dancing, drawing, and bragging about his “girlfriend in Oklahoma.” Napoleon’s brother, Kip, is an unemployed 32-year-old who lives at home, and continually attempts to meet girls online (there’s yet to be an explanation as to what happened between him and LaFawnduh in the original film). The two live with their grandmother, who is often found four-wheeling with her friends at the local sand dunes. Napoleon’s friends include Pedro, who has recently been elected class president, and Deb, a girl who sees the good in Napoleon and dreams of someday becoming his girlfriend. Napoleon’s uncle, Rico, lives in an orange van, where he obsesses over his failed high school football career and dreams up ways to become rich and famous.
Guest voices in the debut season include Amy Poehler, Jennifer Coolidge, Sam Rockwell, and Jemaine Clement.
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