Ten years later, Napoleon Dynamite gets a statue


Hard to believe that ten years ago Napoleon Dynamite smashed into the public’s eye in a very indie way.  Now, as the Blu-ray edition of the movie arrives in stores, Fox Searchlight gathered the cast together to unveil a rather unique statue.

Presidents of Fox Searchlight Steve Gilula & Nancy Utley opened the ceremony and introduced Q&A moderator Anthony Breznican (Entertainment Weekly) who chatted with writer/director Jared Hess and cast members including Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Diedrich Bader, Haylie Duff, Sandy Martin, Shondrella Avery and Carmen Brady.

Then, Heder and Hess unveiled a brand new statue of Napoleon Dynamite complete with a ‘Vote for Pedro’ T-shirt and moon boots alongside his beloved tetherball pole that will live on the Fox Studios lot.

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Is this cool, or not? In a day and age when RoboCop and Rocky are having difficulties getting their statues erected, Napoleon Dynamite gets one with nary a balk or complaint.