The Invasion Is Back | Invader Zim Returns

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As a kid growing up, I was very fond of Nickelodeon cartoons. This was during the good days, before it all became preteen Junior High drama shows for kids learning about the cruel fate that awaits them all as they climb on up there. Nickelodeon used to host a wide variety of amazing cartoons which where ahead of their times, like ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE, ANGRY BEAVERS, CATDOG, and my all time favorite REN AND STIMPY. But there was one show that gave REN AND STIMPY a run for it's money, and that show was none other than INVADER ZIM.

INVADER ZIM launched March 30th 2001, where we first meet Zim, who storms in on the Irken Empire to ask the almighty tallest to assign him for a spot in the new operation, Impending Doom 2. But he is quickly reminded he had been banished because of his last mission. Zim doesn't take no for an answer, because invasion runs through his veins like giant radioactive RUBBER PANTS! In order to shut him up (and send him far away from them) they hand him a broken handy robot helper named Gir and send him off on his new secret mission.

After years and years of listening to Gir sing the Doom song, they have finally arrived on Earth, where Zim encounters Dib, a young boy who is fascinated with the paranormal and extraterrestrial, and who had been expecting something like this to happen. Now up to our hated hero of Earth to stop Zim from succeeding in his mission to hollow out the Earth and fill it with snacks (or any of the many other unsuccessful ways he plans to concur Earth). The show was created by Jhonen Vasquez, the comic book writer and illustrator known for JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC, SQUEE, I FEEL SICK and FILLER BUNNY.

Jhonen was asked by Nickelodon to put together a kids TV show, and did just that with talented writer Eric Trueheart and an amazing cast of voice actors such as Richard Steven Horvitz, Andy Berman, Rosearik Rikki Simons, Melissa Fahn, Lucille Bliss, Wally Wingert and Kevin McDonald, along with many other talent voices. But sadly, this show was just too head of its time, and Nickelodeon pulled the plug on it in 2002. It remained locked away in the Nickelodeon vault, where it would soon become a popular cult classic for many Zim fans out there, such as myself.

It's taken Nickelodeon this long to come to their senses and finally give the people what they want, and then the big surprise hit us all. Rumors broke out about a 30 minute long Zim movie special, announcing the return of Invader Zim. Naturally everyone flooded Jhonen's Twitter only to find this.

But shortly after that Johnen stopped trolling us and released this tweet.

I'll just go ahead and post the three Teasers on here in case you've missed them.









So what can we expect from this new Invader Zim after so many years and will there be a lot of changes? We don't know, but what we do know is all the original voice actors are returning to play their prized roles and the hype for INVADER ZIM is still on the rise, along with the fate of the world.