'Napoleon Dynamite' to Become TV Series?

Though Napoleon Dynamite was easily one of the most successful indie comedies in recent years (my friends still quote it to this day), for some reason they just never got around to filming a sequel. Part of that was due to actor Jon Heder immediately advancing in his career, moving on to take parts in some pretty big films like The Benchwarmers, School for Scoundrels and Blades of Glory. But that was awhile ago, and now all those involved in Dynamite seem to be circling back to the property that made them famous in the first place … especially since everything they've worked on since has failed to generate much interest or box office dollars.

'Napoleon Dynamite'

According to FishbowlLA, Fox is developing a new animated television series based on the 2004 film about a nerdy high school student who likes to draw and get his groove on. The good news for fans is that most of the cast will reprise their roles for the series, including Jon Heder, Efran Ramirez (who played Pedro), Aaron Ruell (who played Kip Dynamite) and Jon Gries (as Uncle Rico). The film's creators, Jared and Jerusha Hess, are said to be "closely involved" with the potential series as well, and if the network decides to pick it up, there's a chance they could squeeze it into their Sunday night animation lineup alongside shows like Family Guy and The Simpsons.
Do you think Napoleon Dynamite would work as an animated series all these years later? Or would you rather see a live-action sequel in theaters?
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