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.
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.