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Invader ZIM: :  -- 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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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
30 March 2001 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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I'm going to sing The Doom Song now! See more (151 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 42)
Andy Berman ... Dib / ... (28 episodes, 2001-2006)

Richard Steven Horvitz ... 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)

Rodger Bumpass ... Professor Membrane / ... (18 episodes, 2001-2006)

Lucille Bliss ... Ms. Bitters / ... (15 episodes, 2001-2006)

Mo Collins ... Zita / ... (13 episodes, 2001-2006)

Wally Wingert ... Almighty Tallest Red / ... (12 episodes, 2001-2006)
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Series Directed by
Steve Ressel (27 episodes, 2001-2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Rob Hummel (18 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jhonen Vasquez (4 episodes, 2001-2006)
Eric Trueheart (2 episodes, 2002-2006)
Courtney Lilly (2 episodes, 2002)

Frank Conniff (unknown episodes)
Danielle Koenig (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Mary Harrington .... executive producer (28 episodes, 2001-2006)
Steve Ressel .... producer (27 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jhonen Vasquez .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2001-2006)

Christine Griswold .... line producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Kevin Manthei (25 episodes, 2001-2006)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robby Roberts (13 episodes, 2001-2004)
 
Series Casting by
Donna Grillo (14 episodes, 2001-2006)
 
Series Production Design by
Jhonen Vasquez (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Christian Alexander Moran .... post-production manager (28 episodes, 2001-2006)
 
Series Art Department
Chris Haynie .... color designer (26 episodes, 2001-2006)
Louie del Carmen .... storyboard supervisor (21 episodes, 2001-2006)
Ian Graham .... storyboard artist / storyboard revisionist (11 episodes, 2001-2006)
Eric Lloyd Brown .... prop designer / property designer (10 episodes, 2001-2006)

Greg Colton .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Addis Haghnazarian .... color designer (unknown episodes)
Taesoo Kim .... property designer (unknown episodes)
Shawn Murray .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Steve Ressel .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Perry Zombolas .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Paul Menichini .... sound designer / sound effects editor (28 episodes, 2001-2006)

Devon Bowman .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Roy Braverman .... dialogue recordist (unknown episodes)
Bill Devine .... voice recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Kathleen Quaife-Hodge .... special effects designer (12 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Bryan Konietzko .... story board artist (8 episodes, 2002)

Robert J. Baldwin .... CG visual effects animator (unknown episodes)
Ernest Chan .... CG visual effects animator (unknown episodes)
Cindy Mercado .... CG production assistant (unknown episodes)
David Wigforss .... CG visual effects animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Ron Russell .... background painter / color designer (13 episodes, 2001-2006)
Ron Brewer .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2001)
Perry Zombolas .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2006)

Peter Ehrlich .... background color designer (unknown episodes)
Paul Finn .... animatic supervisor (unknown episodes)
John Fountain .... lead character designer (unknown episodes)
Laura Gragg .... background clean-up artist (unknown episodes)
Ted Machold .... animatic editor (unknown episodes)
SoonJin Mooney .... sheet timer (unknown episodes)
Kevin Zelch .... animatic editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Terry Berland .... original casting (28 episodes, 2001-2006)
Anna Henry .... casting coordinator (28 episodes, 2001-2006)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jason Stiff .... post production supervisor (28 episodes, 2001-2006)
Dan Aguilar .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Music Department
Mark Tortorici .... composer: title theme (1 episode, 2006)

Jean-Paul Bondy .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
Scott Cochran .... scoring mixer (unknown episodes)
Jon Drukman .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Anna Henry .... production coordinator / executive assistant (28 episodes, 2001-2006)
Mathias Dougherty .... executive assistant (8 episodes, 2001)
David Brueggeman .... production intern (5 episodes, 2001)
Shannon Muir .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2006)

Aaron Alexovich .... cleanup artist (unknown episodes)
Sandra Mohr .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Brandi Young .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Alison Dexter .... special thanks (1 episode, 2006)
Joel Krasnove .... special thanks (1 episode, 2006)
 

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Trivia:
The show's main characters all have names that are three letters long (Zim, Gir, Dib and Gaz).See more »
Quotes:
[at the North Pole]
Elves:[singing] Bow down... bow down... before the power of Santa! Or be crushed... be crushed... by his jolly boots of doom!
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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
I'm going to sing The Doom Song now!, 29 August 2001
Author: otakugrrl69 from Chicago

What a brilliant risk for Nickelodeon to take. And if you familiar with any of creator Jhonen Vasquez's other works, you'll know what I mean.

Jhonen has been called one of the most impressive young comic artists in recent years, despite his debut comic, "Johnny the Homicidal Maniac", being anything but "uplifting" material. That depends, of course, on who you talk to, though. Jhonen has a twisted demented style all his own that is at the same time disturbing and beautiful with just a touch of black comedy for taste. "Invader Zim", although mellowed out enough for youth viewing, is a perfect, less violent example of his work.

Zim is a tiny alien sent by the tall leaders of his planet, where status is judged by how tall you are, to "conquer" a mysterious planet just to get him out of their hair. He is accompanied by a robot named Gir, who was quickly manufactured by Zim's leaders and given a paper clip for a brain. Gir is barely an aid in Zim's efforts, since Gir is much more interested in singing the Doom Song, eating tacos, and watching TV. When Zim arrives at the "mysterious" planet, which is Earth, he disguises himself as a "perfectly normal human worm baby" with the aid of contact lenses and a wig. His green skin remains, which he calls a "condition" and apparently, almost everyone buys it. Gir's disguise consists of a green dog costume with a zipper up the front and this combined with his Tom-foolery makes him an adorable character to the cast. Zim's enemy no. 1 is a schoolboy who goes by Dib, is a bizarre cross between Fox Mulder and Jhonen's very own Johnny C. He easily sees right through Zim's attempts to blend in with the humans and has a desire to make a alien dissection movie out of him. Rounding out this cast is Dib's gothy sister Gaz and their school teacher Ms. Bitters, who is almost a direct duplicate of the teacher in another one of Jhonen's comics "Squee".

Any fan of Jhonen's work knows the detail he puts into his art and "Invader Zim" is no exception. The gigantic robots that sometime come to play in the episodes are done in smooth CGI that is absolute perfection. The animation is far from "cookie cutter" and the character and background designs hold very true to Jhonen's style. There is enough "black humour" to go around and entertain young and old alike. No programme has dared to push the envelope in such a way since "Ren and Stimpy" and it's a refreshing relief to see a cartoon for kids that has such cerebral depth and original artwork.

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