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The AnimatedAdaptation of the 2004 movie ''Film/NapoleonDynamite.'' Announced in 2010 and premiered on Creator/{{FOX}} in January 15, 2012. The series continues where the film left off, showing the misadventures of Napoleon Dynamite and his oddball family in their sleepy Idaho town.

As this is an animated version, there's a lot more room for exaggeration on the jokes though the show still seeks to retain the charm of the movie. Most of the cast (Don is voiced by Jared Hess) returned to reprise their roles from the film.

Sadly [[http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/napoleon-dynamite-cancelled-season-two-23010/ canceled after one season due to low ratings]] (And Fox putting its budget money towards more episodes of ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''). Amusingly only getting six episodes made, the same amount as fellow movie turned animated series, ''WesternAnimation/{{Clerks|The Animated Series}}''. Though at the least all of its episodes have aired on its network. All 6 episodes will be released to DVD on November 4th, 2014, possibly in honor of the film's 10th anniversary.

!! This show provides examples of:

%%* AnimatedAdaptation
* BetterThanABareBulb: A prominent source of the humor is lampshading everything possible.
* BoxAndStickTrap: In the episode "Pedro vs. Deb" Napoleon catches Deb and Pedro for an intervention by using a "free girl clothes" trap [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike on both of them.]]
* BrokenPedestal: In one episode, Napoleon cares for some ligers (pretty much his favorite animal) at a farm. However, he gets disappointed by them because they lacked magical powers. [[spoiler: It does get [[RebuiltPedestal rebuilt]] near the end, though, when the liger cub he cared for really did have powers.]]
%%* BrutalHonesty: Napoleon and Pedro often.
* CatchPhrase: Don's is "YEAAH-HEAAH!"
* ChasedByAngryNatives: The end of the first episode when Kip and Napoleon's fight descends into a slap fight.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: [=La=]Fawnduh never appears and Kip dates other women with no explanation given for her absence. This is especially odd considering that other events of the film, such as Pedro being elected class president, are canonical in the series.
** Likewise, Summer's friend Trisha from the movie does not appear either, though it is highly possible that she would have made an appearance had the series not been canceled after six episodes.
* DangerousDeserter: Rico is revealed to have deserted the rest of his troops during UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar.
%%* DrillSergeantNasty: Rex is turning into one of these.
* KangaroosRepresentAustralia: The Goof Nutz Pizza band has one and she is voiced by Creator/TaraStrong (which made matters even better).
* FriendlyTickleTorture: Happens twice in the episode ''FFA.''
* FunnyAnimal: The Goof Nutz Pizza band has these.
* GodwinsLaw: Preston Putt Miniature Golf features Hitler's mouth as an obstacle.
* GoshDangItToHeck: A staple of the series as with the movie.
%%* InkSuitActor
* ManChild: Kip believes [[SuckECheeses Goof Nutz Pizza]] is an appropriate place for a date.
* MythologyGag: In "Pedro vs. Deb" Napoleon tries to dance his way into the crowd's hearts just like in the movie, except this time it doesn't work.
-->'''Pedro:''' Frankly, I'm surprised it worked the first time.
%%* NiceGirl: Deb.
%%* OldMoney: Don and his family, the Mosers.
%%* OnlySaneMan: Pedro, and occasionally Napoleon.
* ParentalAbandonment: Just like in the movie, it is never explained what happened to Napoleon and Kip's parents. The ''ligers'' of all characters actually {{Lampshade|Hanging}} this at one point.
* SailorFuku: Japanese exchange student Tokiko is wearing one in the second episode.
%%* SiblingRivalry: Napoleon and Kip Dynamite.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: In "Pedro vs. Deb" after Napoleon catches Deb using a "free girl clothes" trap and she finds herself tied next to Pedro for an intervention:
-->'''Deb:''' I can't believe you trapped us!
-->'''Pedro:''' And there weren't even any girl clothes.
%%* SuckECheeses: Goof Nutz Pizza.
* SuperSerum / PsychoSerum: The [[BlandNameProduct Rack-U-Tane]] makes Napoleon incredibly powerful. [[spoiler: So naturally Kip steals it.]]
* TheTag: Usually depict an [[MindScrew oddly fantastical]] sight (i.e. the Goof Nuts Pizza band revealing themselves as real, and Kip and Uncle Rico find treasure in a small pool)
%%* ThoseTwoGuys: Rex and Starla.
* TookALevelInKindness: Uncle Rico. In the movie, he had a more antagonistic role, while in the animated series he seems to have a more likeable personality. However, he is still despised by most the characters.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Napoleon. He's much more thoughtless and rude (especially to [[TheWoobie Deb]]) than in the movie.
%%* TomboyishPonytail: Deb.
%%* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Napeleon, Pedro, and Deb.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Lo-Pan, an Asian CampGay recurring character.
%%* WackyRacing: The Preston Bed Race. TruthInTelevision: This race ''does'' exist in real-world Preston, Idaho.
* WimpFight: In "Thundercone" it's shown Napoleon and Kip fight this way when not on Rack-U-Tane.
* YouAreInCommandNow: According to the town charter, in the event that the Mayor is unable to perform his duty, the chain of command follows down the line from Mayor > Police Chief > [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Student Body President]] > Tae Kwon Do Instructor > Mob Rule. Because of the town being overrun by lygers, Pedro gets to assert his authority.