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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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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.


Jon Heder
as Napoleon Dynamite
Jon Gries
as Uncle Rico
Sandy Martin
as Grandma
Jemaine Clement
as Professor Clements
Lauren Tom
as Tokiko
Jared Hess
as Don Moser
Haylie Duff
as Summer Wheatley
Rita Coolidge
as Don's Mother
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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.

January 23, 2012 | Full Review…

This cartoon is largely not funny because it is implausible.

January 23, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Of course Napoleon Dynamite the animated TV series will be as good as Napoleon Dynamite the un-animated movie.

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

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

January 23, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The entire series is an overblown caricature of what made the original film enjoyable.

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

The story certainly does little to impress.

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

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