'Napoleon Dynamite' the Cartoon Is Coming to TV

Napoleon DynamiteDid you love Jon Heder in Napoleon Dynamite, the 2004 movie about an odd little misfit who voted for Pedro and won hearts and minds with his awesome bicycle skills, his drawing of a Liger, and amazing dance moves? Sure you did. It’s pretty much the best movie ever.

Well, it’s coming to television. And it’s animated.


According to reports, the original cast will be back, including Jon Heder as Napoleon Dynamite. The show (FOX has ordered just 6 episodes) will also be written by the original film’s scribes, Jared and Jerusha Hess, with a little help from The Simpsons veteran Mike Scully.

Wondering what Napoleon Dynamite cast members have been doing between then (the movie) and now (the made-for-TV cartoon)?

  • Jon Heder (Napoleon) played opposite Will Ferrell in Blades of Glory.
  • Tina Majorino (Deb) plays Sarah’s best friend, Heather, on Big Love. (OMG, she was also the little kid in Waterworld!)
  • Efren Ramirez (Pedro, as in Vote For!) is on the HBO comedy Eastbound and Down.
  • Jon Gries (Uncle Rico) was Roger Linus on Lost.

No word yet whether Diedrich Bader will reprise his role as Rex, though my guess is he’ll have some free time pretty soon. (He’s on NBC’s Outsourced. Enough said?)

Will you watch Napoleon Dynamite, the TV show?

Image via Rough Draft Studios for Fox

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