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Invader ZIM 

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An alien named Zim from the planet Irk is sent on a secret mission to conquer Earth, not realising that his leaders were just trying to get rid of him and hoped that he would die. Once there, Zim manages to disguise himself as a human child, but one boy named Dib sees through his disguise.

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Jhonen Vasquez
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Andy Berman ...  Dib / ... 28 episodes, 2001-2004
Richard Steven Horvitz ...  Zim / ... 27 episodes, 2001-2003
Rikki Simons Rikki Simons ...  GIR / ... 26 episodes, 2001-2004
Melissa Fahn ...  Gaz / ... 22 episodes, 2001-2004
Jhonen Vasquez Jhonen Vasquez ...  Computer / ... 21 episodes, 2001-2004
Rodger Bumpass ...  Professor Membrane / ... 18 episodes, 2001-2003
Lucille Bliss ...  Ms. Bitters / ... 15 episodes, 2001-2004
Mo Collins ...  Zita / ... 13 episodes, 2001-2003
Wally Wingert ...  Almighty Tallest Red / ... 12 episodes, 2001-2003
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Invader ZIM is an eccentric alien soldier from the planet Irk. He was banished from the Irken Empire after nearly destroying his home planet on an early mission. After begging his superiors, the Almighty Tallest Red and Purple, for another chance, they decide to get rid of him once and for all. They trick him into going on a "secret mission" to an obscure planet at the edge of the universe, a planet with the unlikely name of Earth. Their trick works, and now ZIM is intent on bringing down the human race. He disguises himself as a schoolboy, and now the only person who can stop him is one kid - Dib Membrane, a somewhat insane paranormal researcher, who sees straight through ZIM's disguise and is intent on stopping his reign of terror. But neither ZIM nor Dib is very good at their job, and what results is everything imaginable, from a giant hamster destroying the city to both ZIM and Dib being turned into bologna meat. Written by Anonymous

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DOOM! DOOM! DOOM! See more »


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Details

Official Sites:

Viacom - Nick

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasor Zim See more »

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Production Co:

Nicktoons Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(27 episodes)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The director, Steve Ressel, makes several cameo appearances in the background of episodes. He is the fat man with long black hair and glasses. The creator, Jhonen Vasquez, also makes several cameo appearances in the background of episodes. He is the tall man with orange spiky hair and glasses. Vasquez later asked the animators to stop putting cameos of him in the series after about episode 10. He felt that the cameos drew attention away from the show and that people would only watch for the cameos. See more »

Goofs

In "The Voting of the Doomed", during the awkward silence scene, Zim isn't wearing his contacts. See more »

Quotes

Gir: Aw, I wanted to explode.
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Dark, Funny and well Animated, the last great American Animated TV Show
5 June 2003 | by Darth_HomerSee all my reviews

Sometimes, there comes along a animated show which will be remembered for all time, now with all the anime we see on today's screens, we start to think, what happened to all the truly great American cartoons, well, this is the response to all that.

Invader ZIM is the story of a one alien trying to dominate Earth, along with his robot sidekick GIR, he tries but we all know he will fail, such is the story which is Invader ZIM.

Now that I've got that down, let me just say that this show's concept is good, the jokes funny and the animation slick and surreal.

I really don't fell like saying anymore, is it'll all be praise, but I tell you, if this show is ever on, stop what you are doing and watch, like myself and millions around the world, you will be hooked.


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