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News just announced on FishbowlLA confirms that Fox are working on an animated series based on the 2004 cult hit Napoleon Dynamite, with Jared and Jerusha Hess, the husband and wife team who wrote and directed the movie, closely involved in the development of the project.

It's also expected that most of the original actors will reunite to supply voices, including Jon Heder (Napoleon), Aaron Ruell (Napoleon's brother Kip) and John Gries (Uncle Rico). Little is known about what storyline the series will have but, seeing as the the movie didn't seem to have one anyway, that probably won't be an issue.

Read more about the Napoleon Dynamite animated series after the jump... News just announced on FishbowlLA confirms that Fox are working on an animated series based on the 2004 cult hit Napoleon Dynamite, with Jared and Jerusha Hess, the husband and wife team who wrote and directed the movie, closely involved in the development of the project.

It's also expected that most of the original actors will reunite to supply voices, including Jon Heder (Napoleon), Aaron Ruell (Napoleon's brother Kip) and John Gries (Uncle Rico). Little is known about what storyline the series will have but, seeing as the the movie didn't seem to have one anyway, that probably won't be an issue.

No other news has been confirmed except that the series is in its early stages and is rumoured to be heading for Fox's Sunday night slot (perhaps replacing the unfunny American Dad show). The original film became a hit at Sundance in 2004 and was picked up by Fox Searchlight, going on to win a number of awards over the next couple of years.

Unfortunately, Jared and Jerusha Hess's subsequent films, Nacho Libre and Gentlemen Broncos, have not been well received either critically or commercially, so perhaps a return to Napoleon is a good move. However, it does all seem a little too late for any excitement for a cartoon about the luckless nerd unless, seeing how fast pop culture moves these days, we're already due a Napoleon Dynamite revival?

Watch Napoleon Dynamite's classic dance routine below...