Napoleon Dynamite: Season 1 (2012)


Critic Consensus: Unfunny and hackneyed, Napoleon Dynamite doesn't understand what made the movie popular in the first place.


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Air date: Jan 15, 2012
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Based on the movie with the same name, the first season of the animated series "Napoleon Dynamite" finds teenager Napoleon (Jon Heder) believing he is destined for stardom while spending his days in Idaho practicing his ninja skills, drawing ligers and soul dancing. Napoleon lives with his four-wheel riding grandmother (Sandy Martin) and unemployed brother Kip ( Aaron Ruell). Rounding out Napoleon's eclectic crew are his best friend, and recently- elected class president, Pedro ( Efren Ramirez) and Deb ( Tina Majorino ) who hopes to marry Napoleon someday.

Critic Reviews for Napoleon Dynamite Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (15)

If you were reduced to hysterical laughter by the concept of herbal breast-enlargement cream in the film, you will likely be so again by the superpower-conveying acne medicine in the TV show.

Jan 23, 2012 | Full Review…

This cartoon is largely not funny because it is implausible.

Jan 23, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Of course Napoleon Dynamite the animated TV series will be as good as Napoleon Dynamite the un-animated movie.

Jan 23, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Fox's animated version of the cartoonish movie Napoleon Dynamite is amusing enough to merit the continuation.

Jan 23, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The entire series is an overblown caricature of what made the original film enjoyable.

Jan 23, 2012 | Rating: 4.5/10 | Full Review…

The story certainly does little to impress.

Jan 23, 2012 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Everything feels like a put-on; nothing seems plausible.

Jan 23, 2012 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Dynamite is a dud.

Jan 23, 2012 | Full Review…

Napoleon Dynamite isn't great, but it made me smile a number of times, chuckle a couple of times, and laugh out loud at least once.

Jan 15, 2012 | Rating: C | Full Review…

That Napoleon Dynamite is not as terrible as I might have expected doesn't actually make it good, or funny.

Jan 23, 2012 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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