Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thoroughly confused (and a bit upset)

Read this article from

'Napoleon Dynamite' Comes As Animated Television Series on Fox - Watch The Trailer

Fox today released a whole smorgasbord of trailers for their new TV Series and as a fan of movies, there's one that particularly jumps out at us.  Napolean Dynamite: The Animated Series.  Of course, all of these shows probably only have a pilot episode if that, but it's fun to see this awkwardly hilarious comedy come to life as an animated cartoon.  Best of all, the old cast members lend their voices including Jon Heder.
If you can't wait to see this one, you'll have to wait a bit longer as the series won't air until 2012 but in the meantime enjoy the trailer:

Now chances are, this show will be cancelled.  Why?  Two reasons.  One, it's about seven years too late.  The movie came out in 2004 and while there are still diehard fans like Bill Gates who was once quoted as saying that this is his favorite movie of all time, I think many people have forgotten to care.  Second, this type of comedy is just strange.  Sure, I appreciate it, but ask around.  You'll get a ton of people who absolutely hate it or don't know what all the fuss is about.  Therefore, it doesn't have the mass appeal like Family Guy or The Simpsons.  Being Animated helps but the best we can hope for is King of the Hill type of ratings. 

No comments:

Post a Comment