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Development of the series began in 2009 when Jared Hess met with writer-producer Mike Scully to propose an animated version of the film to him.
Scully stated that "Napoleon Dynamite as an animated series made "perfect sense" to him, In the film, set in the small town of Preston, Idaho, Napoleon (Jon Heder) is an awkward 16-year-old boy who loves practicing ninja moves, dancing and drawing pictures of a liger, an animal he says is bred for its skills in magic.
The series was created by the film's co-writers and directors Jared and Jerusha Hess, who developed it with Mike Scully and proposed it to Fox.
The series received mixed reviews; critics were divided on how well the source material translated to animation.
The two live with their grandmother, Carlinda (Sandy Martin), who enjoys riding all-terrain vehicles.
Deborah "Deb" Bradshaw (Tina Majorino) is a shy, quiet, sweet, and artistically inclined girl who is infatuated with Napoleon upon first meeting him.
Meanwhile, Uncle Rico and Kip unsuccessfully try to earn riches by performing as a magic act.
Science teacher Professor Koontz (Jemaine Clement) uses a computer dating program run on his Scantronica 3000 to set up the students with each other: Pedro is matched with his crush Summer Wheatley (Haylie Duff), Deb with Summer's boyfriend Don Moser (Jared Hess), and Napoleon with katana-wielding Japanese exchange student Tokiko.The Mayor and Police Chief flee, leaving Student Body President Pedro in command.Meanwhile, a near-blind Grandma enlists Kip to be her eyes for her, reading romance novels to her and navigating for her as she drives.The series aired on Fox's Animation Domination lineup from January 15 to March 4, 2012.Married couple Jared and Jerusha Hess were co-writers and directors of the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite, and had wanted to do an animated version since the film's release.