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An alien from the planet Irk is sent to Earth, not realising that his leaders were fooling him and didn't think a planet was there. He manages to fit in with school children but one boy sees through his disguise.

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Jhonen Vasquez
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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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Details

Official Sites:

Viacom - Nick

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasor Zim See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nicktoons Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(27 episodes)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The idea for the chatacter, "Invader Zim" was already created and designed, before it's show's pilot was even brainstormed. You can see Zims first appearance in one of Jhonen's earlier works, his comic book series, "Squee". Jhonen Vasquez's comic books, and illustrated stories, both solo and team created, were published by the company, " Slave Labor Graphics". A comic book publishing company that targets those more intrigued by the macabre and obscure. Jhonen's comics created were, 'Happy Noodle Boy', 'Bad Art Collection', 'Johnny The Homicidal Maniac', 'Squee', and 'I Feel Sick'. In the series, 'Squee' (spin off of JTHM) a neglected and unfortunate young boy is always getting into horrific, traumatic situations, and getting abducted by aliens. In one issue, Squee is being ordered from his room by his dad. In the block he's looking up around his shoulder, lying on the floor drawing. You can clearly see the simple sketch of Zim. See more »

Quotes

Zim: GIR stop that singing!
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Connections

Referenced in Nicktoons MLB (2011) See more »

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User Reviews

 
great show!
6 August 2001 | by secrectiveSee all my reviews

whoo, i like this one a lot! the music is GREAT, the charecters and story are amazing!! the animation quality is good and the CG effects blend well. i hope nickolodeon allows this one to go on for a long time...

This cartoon is about an alien who is trying to take over the earth, of course, first he must learn about the humans... anyways, go see it if its on, its cool.

if you like this show, i reccomend "the head" it was on mtv and you can buy/rent it in stores.


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