5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
whimsical and funnier than i expected,
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This review is from: Napoleon Dynamite Season 1 (Amazon Instant Video)
first off, my son is a huge napoleon dynamite fan. i watched the new cartoon under slight duress with him last night. i did not have high hopes for the hess team to have honed their "mad hilariosity" skillz, but i was pleasantly surprised. i found the cartoon much funnier than the movie (which did have some good moments, i admit). each episode had me laughing and my 15 year old in near hysterics. napoleon is perfect for a cartoon because they can do more with his imagination and special effects without a big budget. it's also great to have the cast back together, and even i have to admit it is NEVER not funny when kip sings. it's also fun to see some of the smaller characters from the movie fleshed out a bit more (i'm looking at you, grandma dynamite).
all in all, if you're a fan at all of the movie, you're bound to enjoy this immensely. and if you thought the movie was stupid, i still suggest you give the cartoon a try. the episodes are short, fun, and above all, funny. it's a great show to watch with your kids. so give it a try, gosh!