Photo: Cast of NAPOLEON DYNAMITE Reunite for 10-Year Anniversary Statue Unveiling
Below, check out a photos from yesterday's statue unveiling ceremony and Q&A event with the director and cast of Napoleon Dynamite, 10 Years after the theatrical release in the summer of 2004!
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.
The 10th anniversary edition Blu-ray is currently available for purchase now.
The 2004 comedy film co-written and directed by Jared Hess and Jerusha Hess, starred Jon Heder in the role of the title character. The film was Jared Hess's first full-length feature and is partially adapted from his earlier short film, Peluca.
Napoleon Dynamite was acquired at the Sundance Film Festival by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Paramount Pictures, in association with MTV Films. It was filmed in and near Franklin County, Idaho in the summer of 2003. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2004, and in June 2004 was released on a limited basis. Its widespread release followed in August. The film's total worldwide gross revenue was $46,140,956 and has gone on to acquire a cult following.