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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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Series cast summary:
Andy Berman ...
 Dib / ... (28 episodes, 2001-2004)
 Zim / ... (27 episodes, 2001-2003)
Rosearik Rikki Simons ...
 GIR / ... (26 episodes, 2001-2004)
Melissa Fahn ...
 Gaz / ... (22 episodes, 2001-2004)
Jhonen Vasquez ...
 Computer / ... (21 episodes, 2001-2004)
 Professor Membrane / ... (18 episodes, 2001-2003)
 Ms. Bitters / ... (15 episodes, 2001-2004)
 Zita / ... (13 episodes, 2001-2003)
 Almighty Tallest Red / ... (12 episodes, 2001-2003)


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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30 March 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Najezdzca Zim  »

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The voice of GIR is provided by Jhonen's friend, Rosearik Rikki Simons. Simons does the coloring for Jhonen's color comic books and the coloring design for "Invader ZIM". See more »


Gir: Your methods are stupid; your progress has been stupid; your intelligence is stupid!
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Referenced in The Loud House: Linc or Swim/Changing the Baby (2016) See more »

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We require m0ar!
20 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We require more Zim. And Gir. Let us not forget the Gir.

(Should be all upper case, but it wont let me, also, this site is very P.C., obviously, and it's kind of annoying).

Apparently I am shouting in my review, so I'll write more. This show is great it if funny as all hell. I personally love it. Makes fun of many things, including the rising obesity epidemic (which is somewhat close to me). No only that, but it has much darker humor than many 'kids' shows and I love the randomness. Plus, all the characters seem to be pretty well developed, but I may be talking out my butt (can I swear on this site? Seems to be very P.C. oriented). Anywho, good show. Funny, and all that stuff.

There. Is that long enough for you? Is it enough for you snobs to realize that Gir is all powerful, and that the mighty Zim is the greatest, and should be re-aired.

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