Over at Deadline, they revealed that an animated version of the 2004 indie flick “Napoleon Dynamite” is hitting the small screen. Not only has the film been turned into a television show, but it has been turned into an animated television show. The Fox Network has picked up the series, which is slated to start airing next season. As you can see from the above photo, we’ve got a pretty good idea of what it will look like. Find out more below…
“Napoleon Dynamite” will feature the voices of the film’s original cast including Jon Heder who played the title character. The show will center on “the misadventures of an awkward high school teenager and his quirky friends as they struggle to navigate life in rural Idaho.” The series was adapted by the film’s screenwriters Jared Hess, who also directed it, Jerusha Hess, and Mike Scully.
Fox hasn’t stopped there, they also picked up an animated series from actor Jonah Hill and Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul entitled, “Allen Gregory.”It centers on “the world’s most celebrated seven-year-old embarking on the greatest challenge of his life: attending elementary school with regular kids.”
It almost seems weird to see the network picking up more animated shows that have absolutely nothing to do with Seth MacFarlane. We wonder where these shows will fit in their line up?
What do you think of Fox’s two new shows?
Additional Source: THR