Fox picks up animated version of 'Napoleon Dynamite,' Jonah Hill series

The liger lives on: Fox has given a six-episode commitment to an animated version of Napoleon Dynamite, a network rep confirms. Original cast members including Jon Heder (Napoleon), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), and Aaron Ruell (Kip Dynamite) will lend voices to the project, which centers on Heder’s eccentric Idaho teenager from the 2004 big-screen comedy. The pilot was penned by the film’s writers, Jared and Jerusha Hess, and Simpsons producer Mike Scully. Fox also ordered seven episodes of Allen Gregory, an animated comedy about a famous seven-year-old boy who has to attend public school.  Superbad’s Jonah Hill, who co-wrote the pilot and is serving as executive producer, voices the main character.


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  • sam

    this movie was the gooche! too bad its been so long, itll probs get cancelled right away. holla at yo noob.

  • JMaG`

    This could be really funny….As long people still remember that movie..

    • No More Napoleon, Please

      Once Hot Topic started selling “Vote For Pedro” merch back in 7th grade, Napoleon Dynamite ceased to be funny. This MIGHT have been a good idea when the movie was still in its prime!

  • MCS

    Jonah Hill: Yes. Napoleon Dynamite: No thanks. Funny once, never again.

  • Lucy

    One of my favorite movies! Don’t screw the pooch!

  • Noe

    Hopefully this will mean the cancellation of at least one of the excess Seth MacFarlane shows.

    • Shay

      Fingers crossed for the Cleveland Show.

      • Maureen

        I’d rather see American Dad get axed.

  • Jeff

    why do people keep giving Jonah Hill work? Newsflash, you’re not Belushi or Farley. You don’t have an ounce of their talent. Go away tubby.

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