History Film / NapoleonDynamite

3rd Aug '17 8:32:25 PM PaulA
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It was [[http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b205123_gosh_napoleon_dynamite_gets_animated.html announced]] in 2010 that an AnimatedAdaptation was in production for {{Fox}}, with the original cast returning to voice the characters. A trailer for the show can be watched [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scWAETwLojk here]]. The show premiered on January 15, 2012 and was cancelled after 6 episodes; the trope page for the cartoon series can be [[WesternAnimation/NapoleonDynamite found here]].

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It was [[http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b205123_gosh_napoleon_dynamite_gets_animated.html announced]] in 2010 that In 2012, an AnimatedAdaptation was in production for {{Fox}}, with the original cast returning to voice the characters. A trailer for the show can be watched [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scWAETwLojk here]]. The show premiered aired on January 15, 2012 and was cancelled after 6 Creator/{{Fox}}, lasting only six episodes; the trope page for the cartoon series can be [[WesternAnimation/NapoleonDynamite found here]].
24th Jul '17 5:53:12 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ChekhovsGun: Each of the food plates making up the opening credits are eaten during the course of the movie.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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Each of the food plates making up the opening credits are eaten during the course of the movie.



* ChekhovsSkill: Napoleon practicing his dance moves.

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* ChekhovsSkill: ChekhovsSkill:
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Napoleon practicing his dance moves.
22nd Jul '17 6:14:38 AM LentilSandEater
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* WimpFight: Every fight in the movie: Napoleon vs. Uncle Rico, Napoleon vs. Kip, and Kip vs. Rex... they're all pretty pathetic.
** To be fair, the last one was just Rex trying to demonstrate a technique. Rex vs. Uncle Rico, while not shown onscreen, averts this trope, and Rico ends up with an broken arm and nose.

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* WimpFight: WimpFight:
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Every fight in the movie: Napoleon vs. Uncle Rico, Napoleon vs. Kip, and Kip vs. Rex... they're all pretty pathetic.
** To be fair, the last one was just Rex trying to demonstrate a technique. Rex vs. Uncle Rico, while not shown onscreen, averts this trope, and Rico ends up with an broken arm and nose.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: Much of the cast.
** Averted with Sandy Martin (Grandma), who looks older than her age, 54, in the movie (though this was most likely due to make-up, considering she looks slightly younger in other shows like Always Sunny)

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Much of the cast.
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cast. Averted with Sandy Martin (Grandma), who looks older than her age, 54, in the movie (though this was most likely due to make-up, considering she looks slightly younger in other shows like Always Sunny)
22nd Jul '17 6:11:19 AM LentilSandEater
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* CatchPhrase: "[[GoshDangItToHeck Gosh!]]" "(Friggin') Idiot!"

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* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase:
** Napoleon has
"[[GoshDangItToHeck Gosh!]]" "(Friggin') Idiot!"



* NoAntagonist: Uncle Rico is probably the closest thing this film has to a villain, but hes more of a delusional douchebag than evil.
** Also Summer Wheatley and her boyfriend, who would have the role of AlphaBitch and JerkJock in any other movie, but here are pretty realistic high schoolers whose only crime is being dismissive to our protagonists.
*** Except in the deleted scenes where Don is more openly antagonistic towards Napoleon. Probably explains why they were cut...

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* NoAntagonist: NoAntagonist:
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Uncle Rico is probably the closest thing this film has to a villain, but hes more of a delusional douchebag than evil.
** Also Summer Wheatley and her boyfriend, who would have the role of AlphaBitch and JerkJock in any other movie, but here are pretty realistic high schoolers whose only crime is being dismissive to our protagonists.
*** Except in the deleted scenes where
protagonists. Don is more openly antagonistic towards Napoleon. Probably explains Napoleon in some deleted scenes which is probably why they were cut...cut.



* SheCleansUpNicely: Subverted. Deb spends the whole movie looking somewhat dorky, which can mainly be attributed to her silly hairstyle and bad fashion sense. When she shows up at the school dance in a [[GiantPoofySleeves self-made dress]] it only makes matters worse. She does however look genuinely pretty by the end of the movie when she sports a more conventional hairdo and, more importantly, smiles for the first time in the entire movie.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: Subverted.SheCleansUpNicely:
** DoubleSubverted overall.
Deb spends the whole movie looking somewhat dorky, which can mainly be attributed to her silly hairstyle and bad fashion sense. When she shows up at the school dance in a [[GiantPoofySleeves self-made dress]] it only makes matters worse. She does however look genuinely pretty by the end of the movie when she sports a more conventional hairdo and, more importantly, smiles for the first time in the entire movie.
22nd Jul '17 6:03:09 AM LentilSandEater
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* AlphaBitch: Averted. The worst thing Summer Wheatley does is refuse Pedro's offer to go to the dance and the [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain "Chiminy-changas" crack]] she makes about him.

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* AlphaBitch: Averted.A downplayed example. The worst thing Summer Wheatley does is refuse Pedro's offer to go to the dance and the [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain "Chiminy-changas" crack]] she makes about him.
22nd Jun '17 8:37:21 AM Stellarvore
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* {{Jerkass}}: Uncle Rico and the Principal.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Summer, Uncle Rico Rico, and the Principal. Principal.
20th Jun '17 11:05:56 AM Stellarvore
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* LaserGuidedKarma: After scamming numerous residents of Preston, which eventually descends into full-on sexual harassment when he starts offering "herbal enhancers" to women (and ruining Napoleon's friendship with Deb, no less), Uncle Rico is beaten up by Rex when he tries to persuade Starla to buy some.
16th Jun '17 10:22:50 PM nombretomado
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* AnachronismStew: The opening credits clearly shows Napoleon's school ID reading "2004-2005", but the plot lulls you into thinking it's the 80's (with the music and the characters' clothes). Then it jolts you out of it when Summer plays a BackstreetBoys song -- though Kip having an internet relationship also seemed to contrast the 80's atmosphere... albeit with 90s-era dial-up. This was intentional, to make the setting/characters seem "backwards" when in fact the story takes place in the present. When Jared and Jerusha Hess were asked ''when'' their story was set, they responded "Idaho."

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* AnachronismStew: The opening credits clearly shows Napoleon's school ID reading "2004-2005", but the plot lulls you into thinking it's the 80's (with the music and the characters' clothes). Then it jolts you out of it when Summer plays a BackstreetBoys Music/BackstreetBoys song -- though Kip having an internet relationship also seemed to contrast the 80's atmosphere... albeit with 90s-era dial-up. This was intentional, to make the setting/characters seem "backwards" when in fact the story takes place in the present. When Jared and Jerusha Hess were asked ''when'' their story was set, they responded "Idaho."
14th Jun '17 9:19:20 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Napoleon's awkwardness goes ''way'' beyond the level of your average unpopular kid, and is just packed full of odd quirks and ticks. Many fans and critics of the film believe he has [[UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome Asperger's syndrome]] .

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* AmbiguousDisorder: Napoleon's awkwardness goes ''way'' beyond the level of your average unpopular kid, and is just packed full of odd quirks and ticks. Many fans and critics of the film believe he has [[UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome Asperger's syndrome]] .syndrome]].
1st Apr '17 8:35:54 PM dlchen145
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* JerkassWoobie: Napoleon might get beaten up less if he wasn't so rude to his bullies when they ask him simple questions.
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