Fox Orders Animated Napoleon Dynamite

Posted October 11th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Back in May it was reported that an animated version of the film Napoleon Dynamite was being developed. Today we learned that Fox has picked up the series for an initial six episode run.

The comedy will follow the “misadventures of an awkward high school teenager and his quirky friends as they struggle to navigate life in rural Idaho.” The voice talent features much of the original cast from the movie including Jon Heder (Napoleon), Efran Ramirez (Pedro), and John Gries (Uncle Rico).  No word yet on when the network plans to debut the series.