Invader ZIM (2001–2003)

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A short alien bent on conquering Earth poses as a human, and only one paranoid child knows his secret. Warning: Piggies may be involved in resulting insanity.

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Series cast summary:
Andy Berman ...
 Dib / ... (28 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Zim / ... (27 episodes, 2001-2006)
Rosearik Rikki Simons ...
 GIR / ... (26 episodes, 2001-2006)
Melissa Fahn ...
 Gaz / ... (22 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jhonen Vasquez ...
 Computer / ... (21 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Professor Membrane / ... (18 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Ms. Bitters / ... (15 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Zita / ... (13 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Almighty Tallest Red / ... (12 episodes, 2001-2006)
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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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Osvajač Zim  »

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Before Richard Steven Horvitz got the job, Mark Hamill and Billy West were hired to voice ZIM. At the time, Horvitz was doing the voice for Dagget on The Angry Beavers (1997), and Nickelodeon didn't want the same actor on two current shows. Hamill originally voiced ZIM for the pilot episode. When Hamill was dropped, his parts were dubbed over with West's voice. The creators decided that both Hamill and West were too well-known, and finally hired Horvitz when the The Angry Beavers (1997) series ended. See more »

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Zim: GIR! Unleash the monkey!
GIR: ...MONKEY!
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Dark, Funny and well Animated, the last great American Animated TV Show
5 June 2003 | by See 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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