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Episodes: Six (half-hour)
TV show dates: January 15, 2012 -- March 4, 2012
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
Based on the cult-classic movie, this animated TV series follows the comic adventures of America's most awesomely awkward teenager and his offbeat family and friends as they navigate small-town life in rural Idaho.
Napoleon Dynamite Napoleon (Jon Heder) is a 16-year-old boy who's convinced (for no apparent reason) that he's destined for greatness and blessed with an unlimited number of "sweet abilities." He spends his days practicing ninja moves, drawing ligers, soul dancing, and bragging about his "girlfriend in Oklahoma" (whom no one has ever seen). Whether he's facing down bullies or discovering the meaning of friendship, Napoleon »
The movie may be a cult favorite but the Napoleon Dynamite TV show wasn't popular enough for Fox. They've cancelled the animated series after one season.
Napoleon Dynamite follows the continuing mis-adventures of "America's most awesomely awkward teenager" and his quirky family and friends in rural Idaho. The voice cast includes Aaron Ruell, Diedrich Bader, Efran Ramirez, Jon Gries, Jon Heder, Sandy Martin, and Tina Majorino.
The series debuted on January 15th with a very healthy 4.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.31 million viewers. It benefited greatly from a lead-in from The Simpsons and an NFL game before that.
The second episode dropped like a rock by 25% in the all-important demo. The next two weeks fell a whopping 36% and then another 14% after that -- to a 1.8 in the demo with 3.81 million viewers. Had »
They say you should never meet your heroes. Especially if your heroes happen to be a rare crossbreed of lions and tigers that you happen to believe possess mystical powers. Bad luck for Napoleon, the owner of many sketchbooks bursting with illustrations on this subject matter. Besides hawks and sweet bicycle jumps, ligers are his yardstick of awesome. So how will he cope with meeting the real thing?
Not very well, as it turns out. He lands a job at the liger sanctuary as a way of earning money to pay for Grandma Carlinda’s new glasses, after he’d crushed them in a futile attempt to sneeze, fart, burp and yawn at the same time. Yes, you read that sentence right, do not adjust your medication. That’s just the sort of situation that crops up on »
You saw the film. You raised a quizzical brow at his moonboots. You scrolled past the endless dance scene rip-offs on YouTube. Now Napoleon Dynamite has his own animated TV sitcom. Replacing the spiteful and unfunny Allen Gregory in Channel 4’s late Tuesday night adult cartoon slot, Napoleon Dynamite offers all the gloriously unhinged characters from the 2004 film with none of the snail-like pace that was, arguably, its biggest flaw.
So what’s changed? Preston, Idaho is still a rural backwater stuck in a timewarp, but somehow it feels less of a sleepy one horse town - more a manic farming community, tied together by bizarre traditions, inept institutions and a combined Iq number roughly equal to the population.
Thundercone functions mostly as a re-introduction to the Dynamite family. There’s Napoleon (Jon Heder), an awkward, moody »
From creators/executive producers Jared and Jerusha Hess, Napoleon Dynamite is an animated series on Fox, based on the hit film and following the comic adventures of America’s most awesomely awkward teenager and his offbeat family and friends, as they navigate small-town life in rural Idaho. With the original cast of the film (including Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell, Sandy Martin and Diedrich Bader) back to voice their roles, the first set of episodes also features an impressive guest cast with Amy Poehler, Jennifer Coolidge, Sam Rockwell and Jemaine Clement. While at the TCA Winter Press Tour, Jared and Jerusha Hess sat down with Collider for this exclusive interview and talked about how the animated series came about, how excited the cast was to reprise their roles, how freeing it was to be able to do anything with the story in an animated version, »
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Mac (Gary Sinise) comes into his usual coffeeshop for breakfast and comments on the woman's new boyfriend. He orders what we think is the usual, oatmeal, raisins and maple syrup. A woman talks to Mac, he's an oatmeal person. The waitress, Amy (Emily Harrison) accidentally drops a plate of bacon on the floor and a man holds a gun behind a newspaper. Another man pulls a gun and is shot, so is Amy. Mac helps her. Mac: "Save it for your new boyfriend, Amy, you're gonna tell him about how you survived all this. "Flack: (Eddie Cahill) "I'm never gonna get a better eye witness account than this." Mac recalls there were three shots fired, first ricocheted off the metal chair, which Danny (Carmine Giovinazzo) finds went through the pastry tray and into the wall. The second hit Amy and the third hit the man. There are prints on the phone. »
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It's been nearly eight years since Napoleon Dynamite hit the big-screen. The characters were somewhat cartoonish but were fans of the live-action cult classic really looking for an animated TV series sequel?
Napoleon Dynamite follows the adventures of an awkward teenager (Jon Heder) and his family and friends in a small-town in rural Idaho. The original castmembers reprising their roles from the film include Heder, Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Sandy Martin, Jon Gries and Diedrich Bader.
Is this new TV series worth your time? Here's what the critics are saying:
La Times: "It appears to be aimed squarely at a tween and early teen audience, making it a rare bird among 'grown-up' animated shows. South Park, Family Guy and even The Simpsons have forced parents, already burdened by the dilemmas of social media, to agonize over when their kids »
Fans of the 2004 movie "Napoleon Dynamite" are a select, fiercely loyal set. They are also somewhat of a niche audience, which might make it a tough proposition as a crossover animation hit in the best possible scenario. Sadly, Sunday's (Jan. 15) series premiere of "Napoleon Dynamite" on Fox is not the best possible scenario.
Don't get us wrong. We wanted this show to be a success because we liked the movie and everyone attached to it -- most of whom are along for the animated ride, too. Jon Heder (Napoleon) is here, along with Jon Gries (Uncle Rico), Aaron Ruell (Kip), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and the incomparable Diedrich Bader (Rex). Not to mention Tina Majorino (Deb) and Sandy Martin (Grandma).
Part of the unexpected genius of the movie was the deadpan delivery from the actors -- much of the humor was visual. Sadly, it doesn't translate to animation -- at least not this animation. »
Rest easy, Booth and Brennan fans. Bones creator Hart Hanson told reporters at the TCA press tour today that he is “very confident” that there will be an 8th season of the fan favorite Fox series. “Putting Booth and Brennan together, raising a child, we feel reinvigorated the series,” added Hanson, who feels there are an “infinite” number of murder stories available for Booth and Brennan to investigate.
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Gosh! Who’da thought that “Napoleon Dynamite” would come back….. as an animated TV series? To celebrate, Napoleon is getting his very own day here in L.A. So if you’re in Southern California — or can make it here in the next 18 hours — you can join in on the fun for free! Plus, if you’re one of those die-hard fans who can recite lines from the movie by heart, you might even win something! Check out this special message from Napoleon himself, Jon Heder, and then check out the complete details below! It’s gonna be flippin’ sweet.
Think You Sound Dang Sweet Like “Napoleon Dynamite”?
Celebrate “Napoleon Dynamite” Day
Thursday, January 5 At Hollywood & Highland
Cast To Award $1,000 And Other Prizes To Best Character Impressions
During “Napoleon Dynamite” Sound-a-like Contest
Fans Can Register Now By Emailing NAPOLEONDYNAMITEday@gmail.com
Napoleon Dynamite Premieres With a Double Dose of Episodes
10 items from 2012
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