Napoleon Dynamite


From Preston, Idaho comes Napoleon Dynamite (Heder), a new kind of hero complete with a tight red 'fro, some sweet moon boots, and skills that can't be topped. Napoleon lives with his Grandma (Martin) and his 30-year-old, unemployed brother Kip (Ruell), who spends his days looking for love in internet chat rooms. When Grandma hits the road on her quad runner, Napoleon and Kip's meddling Uncle Rico (Gries) comes to town to stay with them and ruin their lives. Napoleon is left to his own devices to impress the chicks at school and help his new best friend Pedro (Ramirez) win the election for Student Body President against the stuck-up Summer Wheatley (Duff); all the while making sure to feed Grandma's pet llama Tina, and avoiding association with Uncle Rico and the herbal breast enhancers he sells door to door. Napoleon and Pedro put their skills and knowledge of piñatas, cows and drawing to good use, but it is a surprise talent that leads the two to triumph in the end.

‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Animated Series Goes to Fox

Fox has ordered two new animated series, one being an animated TV adaptation of the 2004 movie Napoleon Dynamite and another entitled Allen Gregory, which will be co-written and co-executive-produced by Jonah Hill.

Deadline TV has the news, which indicates that the Napoleon Dynamite series was given a six-episode order while Allen Gregory was given a seven-episode order.

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Fox Is Bringing Animated ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ to TV Bistro has posted in interesting bit of news for Napoleon Dynamite fans. According to their sources, which have been redirected to /film, Fox television is currently developing an animated series that will continue the further adventures of Napoleon and his odd duck family.

Jon Heder is expected to return to voice the title character, with Efren Ramirez returning as Pedro, Aaron Ruell as Kip, and Jon Gries as Uncle Rico. The film's creators Jared and Jerusha Hess are believed to be involved in the project as well.

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CONTEST: Win ‘Napoleon Dynamite: Like, the Best Special Edition Ever!’ On DVD!

Movie PictureAlright nerdniks, blow your noses and hold your chins up high because the Napoleon Dynamite: Like, the Best Special Edition Ever! is here! To celebrate the release of this DVD we are giving away some copies to a few lucky people...

CLICK HERE to join Napoleon, Pedro and Deb on a wonderful adventure!

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CONTEST: Take Home ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Action Figures!

In celebration of the recent release of the Napoleon Dynamite toys be the genius minds at Mcarlane Toys, we're giving away select firgures from the new line of action figures to some lucky MovieWeb readers!

Mcfarlane Toys continues it's rich tradition of highly detailed movie action figures with the Napoleon Dynamite line. Now you can have your own Napoleon, his chat room junkie brother, Kip, and his unlikely sidekick, Pedro. Each action figure includes built in voice chips, so with the press of a button you can hear your favorite lines taken directly from the film's soundtrack!

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McFarlane Toys' ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Figures Speak!

One of the most quotable movies of the new millennium is about to become the most quotable action figure series of the new (or any other) millennium. McFarlane Toys is excited to announce that each of our upcoming figures based on the hit independent film, Napoleon Dynamite, will feature voice chip technology that will allow fans of the film to not only own realistic representations of their favorite characters, but also re-live key moments with only the push of a button.

Here is a list of the phrases that will be included with each of the figures...

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First Look at ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ & ‘Corpse Bride’ Figures

McFarlane Toys has created stunning products for over a decade but this fall's Napoleon Dynamite series promises to be the most flippin' sweet action figures yet. Fans of the hit comedy have been waiting (not so) patiently while our artists used their sculpting and painting skills to prepare the prototypes for public consumption. Here then, are the first images of the upcoming series.

The Napoleon Dynamite figures are scheduled to arrive in stores this November and they'll make all your dreams come true.

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‘Napoleon Dynamite’ explodes DVD charts

Movie Picture According to The Hollywood Reporter, the geeks have inherited the nation's top retail shelves, making Napoleon Dynamite the best-selling DVD for the week ending Dec. 26, according to Nielsen VideoScan's First Alert DVD sales data. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's comedy was the fourth-best-renting video during the same frame, generating an estimated $9.63 million in consumer spending, or 21.7% of its domestic boxoffice take, according to Video Store magazine research.

"Dynamite" sold 1.35 million combined DVD and VHS units, or 60% of its initial shipment to retailers, during its first day on store shelves, according to Fox executives.

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‘Napoleon Dynamite’ tries to top ‘i, Robot’

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Napoleon Dynamite, starring Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez and Tina Majorino, sold about 1.35 million combined DVD and VHS units, or 60% of its initial shipment to retailers during it first day on store shelves, according to executives at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The geeky comedy, which earned roughly $44 million at the domestic boxoffice, already has outperformed industry expectations, and Fox executives said that they are committed to replenishing retail shelves with an additional 1 million DVDs before Christmas.

Last week, I, Robot, starring Will Smith, debuted as the top-selling and -renting home video for the week ending December 19th, according to Nielsen VideoScan and Video Store magazine, respectively.

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