Movies Other Than 'Napoleon Dynamite' That Should Be Animated Series

Napoleon DynamiteSix years have passed since we've seen the smooth moves of teen geek heartthrob Napoleon Dynamite. But 20th Century Fox is bringing the character back in all of his nun-chuck and computer-hacking glory with an all-new animated series arriving next year.

With director and co-writer Jared Hess executive producing the show and Jon Heder and other actors returning to reprise their beloved characters, we're absolutely excited to see what the series has to offer -- so much so that we're already thinking about other movies that would make for great cartoon shows!

Check out some of our suggestions for movies-turned-cartoons after the jump!

"Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy"

With the planned "Anchorman" sequel all but officially dead, perhaps the best way to continue the story of Ron Burgundy is through animation. Given the eagerness of the original film's cast and crew to get back into the world of "Anchorman," maybe Will Ferrell and the others would be up for an animated series about the further adventures of the Channel 4 News Team.

"Arrested Development"

Four years have passed since the end of "Arrested Development," and the promised feature film adaptation remains out of reach. But could Michael Bluth and the rest of his eccentric family members make a small screen comeback thanks to an animated series? Fox has already demonstrated its interest in developing cartoons based on movies, and given the cult status of "Arrested Development," perhaps this is the best way to put the Bluths back in business.

"Office Space"

Mike Judge's hilarious examination of the office lifestyle first came to life thanks to the "Milton" animated short films, so why not return to those cartoon roots? An animated answer to NBC's "The Office," Judge could call upon the services of the movie's considerable cast -- Ron Livingston and Jennifer Aniston included -- for a TV resurrection of "Office Space."


Two words: more McLovin. The world has not had enough of Christopher Mintz-Plasse's filthy-mouthed teen hero, nor has it had its fill of the sexually-charged exploits of social outcasts Seth and Evan. With Michael Cera and Jonah Hill on board -- not to mention occasional cameos from Seth Rogen and Bill Hader -- a "Superbad" cartoon show would be super good.


What's better than a really, really, really ridiculously good-looking movie sequel? A really, really, really ridiculously good-looking cartoon series! What better way to celebrate the live-action revival of "Zoolander" than an animated counterpart? Because a sequel is forthcoming, maybe it's best to relegate a "Zoolander" cartoon to a series of animated shorts. Regardless, the world of clueless male models is ripe for an animated adaptation.

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