‘Napoleon Dynamite’ to be turned into cartoon with help from ‘The Simpsons’

Cult film to return as TV series

2004’s cult comedy film Napoleon Dynamite is to be turned into an animated television series, Fox network has announced.

The show will feature the voices of the main original cast members, including Jon Hader as Napoleon, Efren Ramirez as Pedro and Aaron Ruell as Kip. It will once again be set in Idaho.

The film’s writers, Jared and Jerusha Hess, are working on the series with Simpsons producer Mike Scully.

Napolean Dynamite: The Animated Series is expected to air on US television in late 2011.