Where Are They Now: Snakkle Catches Up with the Cast of Napoleon Dynamite Before The New Animated Series Premiere!
A presidential election year is upon us. How better to celebrate democracy than to remember the candidate who supports truth, justice, and tater tots? Napoleon Dynamite is the 2004 cult classic about a 16-year-old boy with a love of ligers and his own “sweet” abilities. Now he has been animated for the small screen by 20th Century Fox TV, reuniting original cast members Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Tina Majorino, Aaron Ruell, Deidrich Bader, Haylie Duff, and Sandy Martin. But what have Napoleon, Deb, and the gang been up to since that last, fateful tetherball game at sunset? Get ready to bust out some serious dance moves—Snakkle has caught up with the cast before the animated version premieres January 15 at 8:30 pm/ET on Fox. By Katherine Butler
Haylie Duff as Summer Wheatly in Napoleon Dynamite
“If you vote for me, it will be summer all year round,” says Haylie Duff as Summer Wheatly, the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately for Summer, promises of glitter Bonne Bell lip gloss dispensers in the girls’ bathroom and new cheerleading uniforms aren’t enough to tip the scales in her race for class president against Pedro. Ultimately, she is undone by Napoleon’s grooving to Jamiroquai and Pedro’s wistful mustache.