by Jared Hess
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Picture format||720p (16:9 HDTV)|
|Original release||January 15, 2012 – March 4, 2012|
Napoleon Dynamite is a 2012 American animated sitcom television comedy series based on the 2004 indie film of the same name. Set in the small town of Preston, Idaho, it follows the adventures of the titular 16-year-old boy, who thinks he is skilled at everything. The series was created by the film's co-writers and directors Jared and Jerusha Hess, who developed it with Mike Scully and proposed it to Fox.
The series received mixed reviews; critics were divided on how well the source material translated to animation. The premiere episode had a Nielsen rating of 9.5 million viewers, but the ratings later dropped and the last four episodes averaged only 4 million viewers. The series ranked sixth in viewership among teenagers. In the United States, five of the six episodes of Napoleon Dynamite originally ran Sunday at 8:30 on Fox's Animation Domination lineup from January 15 to March 4, 2012 while the second aired at 9:30 the same night as the first, after which it was cancelled. The show is now airing reruns in Canada on Adult Swim.