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"Invader ZIM" (2001) More at IMDbPro »TV series 2001-2003

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Invader ZIM: Season 2: Episode 11 -- Angered by ZIM's leaving his banishment to join OID II, ZIM's former boss on Foodcourtia kidnaps him and makes him work at his old job.


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Release Date:
30 March 2001 (USA) See more »
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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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Utter insanity...I LOVE IT! See more (153 total) »


 (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 / ... (14 episodes, 2001-2006)

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

Wally Wingert ... Almighty Tallest Red / ... (12 episodes, 2001-2006)

Series Directed by
Steve Ressel (27 episodes, 2001-2006)
Series Writing credits
Rob Hummel (18 episodes, 2001-2006)
Eric Trueheart (12 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jhonen Vasquez (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
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)
Christine Griswold .... line producer (6 episodes, 2001)
Monique Beatty .... line producer (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jhonen Vasquez .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
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)
Lolee Aries .... executive in charge of production (11 episodes, 2001-2006)
Series Art Department
Chris Haynie .... color designer (22 episodes, 2001-2006)
Louie del Carmen .... storyboard supervisor (21 episodes, 2001-2006)
Ian Graham .... storyboard artist / storyboard revisionist (11 episodes, 2001-2006)
Bryan Konietzko .... storyboard artist (10 episodes, 2001-2006)
Eric Lloyd Brown .... prop designer / property designer (9 episodes, 2001-2006)
Miyuki Hoshikawa .... storyboard revisionist / storyboard artist (9 episodes, 2001-2006)
Joseph Daniello .... storyboard revisionist / storyboard (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Christofer Graham .... storyboard artist / storyboard revisionist (4 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jeff Wong .... prop designer / property designer (4 episodes, 2001-2006)
Taesoo Kim .... prop designer (4 episodes, 2001)
Kyle Menke .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2001)
Shawn Murray .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2001)
Tina Girard .... storyboard revisionist (2 episodes, 2001)
Steve Ressel .... additional storyboard artist (1 episode, 2001)

Greg Colton .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Perry Zombolas .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Paul Menichini .... sound designer / sound effects editor (28 episodes, 2001-2006)
Justin Brinsfield .... recording engineer / sound recording engineer (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Matt Brown .... dialogue editor (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Sanaa Cannella .... foley artist (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Gregory Cathcart .... re-recording mixer / sound re-recording mixer (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Krandal Crews .... supervising recording engineer (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jeremy Pitts .... foley mixer (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Tony Ostyn .... production dialogue supervisor (4 episodes, 2001-2006)
Michael Edmonds .... track reader (4 episodes, 2001)
Marc Honess .... track reader (4 episodes, 2001)
Judy Montes .... track reader (4 episodes, 2001)
Devon Bowman .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2001)

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
John Sore .... cg supervisor / cg animator / ... (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Donny Sorvala .... cg animator / CG animator (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Hanzhi Tang .... cg animator / CG supervisor (4 episodes, 2001-2006)
Tim Pyle .... cg animator / CG animator (3 episodes, 2001-2006)
Rachel Caplan .... cg animator (3 episodes, 2001)
Jason Strougo .... cg supervisor (3 episodes, 2001)
David Wigforss .... cg animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Ernest Chan .... cg animator (1 episode, 2001)

Robert J. Baldwin .... CG visual effects animator (unknown episodes)
Cindy Mercado .... CG production assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Aaron Alexovich .... character designer / design clean-up / ... (27 episodes, 2001-2006)
Bill Exter .... final checker (21 episodes, 2001-2006)
Addis Haghnazarian .... color designer (15 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ron Russell .... background painter / color designer (13 episodes, 2001-2006)
Ken Bruce .... timing supervisor / assistant timing supervisor / ... (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Charlie Cooper .... sheet timer (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jin Sur .... background clean-up / background clean-up artist (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Juli Murphy .... sheet timer / assistant timing director (4 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jean-Paul Bondy .... color director (4 episodes, 2001)
Spencer Graham Davis .... background designer (4 episodes, 2001)
John Fountain .... character designer (4 episodes, 2001)
Chris Haynie .... color designer (4 episodes, 2001)
Ted Machold .... animatic editor (4 episodes, 2001)
SoonJin Mooney .... sheet timer (4 episodes, 2001)
Maurice Morgan .... background designer (4 episodes, 2001)
Kersti Myrberg .... color designer (4 episodes, 2001)
Rosearik Rikki Simons .... color designer (4 episodes, 2001)
Jhonen Vasquez .... original character designer (4 episodes, 2001)
Paul Finn .... animatic supervisor (3 episodes, 2001)
Laura Gragg .... background clean-up (3 episodes, 2001)
Robert Hughes .... sheet timer (3 episodes, 2001)
Don Judge .... timing supervisor (3 episodes, 2001)
Kevin Zelch .... animatic editor (3 episodes, 2001)
Ron Brewer .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2001)
Perry Zombolas .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2006)

Peter Ehrlich .... background color designer (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)
Christopher Hink .... supervising picture editor (5 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)
Sandra Mohr .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mathias Dougherty .... executive assistant (8 episodes, 2001)
Eric Coleman .... production executive (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Brent Crowe .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Candice Gindy .... executive assistant (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Sean Schelberg .... production assistant / production coordinator (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
David Brueggeman .... production intern / intern (5 episodes, 2001)
Danielle Koenig .... script coordinator (4 episodes, 2001)
Brandi Young .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2001)
Shannon Muir .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2006)
Dominique Brown .... intern (3 episodes, 2001)
Heather Chavez .... intern (3 episodes, 2001)
Maria Giffen .... intern (3 episodes, 2001)
Christina Paulos .... intern (3 episodes, 2001)
Dameon Pearson .... intern (3 episodes, 2001)

Aaron Alexovich .... cleanup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
Alison Dexter .... special thanks (1 episode, 2006)
Joel Krasnove .... special thanks (1 episode, 2006)

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30 min (27 episodes)

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Jhonen Vasquez asked the animators to stop putting cameos in the series after about episode 10. He felt that the cameos drew attention away from the show and that people would only watch for the cameos. Vasquez's creations (comic characters, Z?, references to his other works, etc.) still continue to appear, but no more Jhonen.See more »
Ms. Bitters:Children, your performance was miserable. Your parents will all receive phone calls instructing them to love you less now.See more »
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62 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
Utter insanity...I LOVE IT!, 6 January 2005
Author: rdatsun

Like most, I was shocked and extremely disappointed with Nick when they pulled the plug on this show. Not that I have anything against them, they're an alright company (though I loathe Rugrats, they seriously overplay that toon). But you think that a network that wants as many good shows as it can get would hang on to something this unique. Alas they wanted save face and keep their kiddie image. So when they went to the creator to tone down its...aggressive nature. He refused on most accounts and well, you know the rest. Still in its aftermath, the show has gained a tons of fans, merchandise and a huge effort to get it back on the air (though i doubt its possible due to the creator's statement about never working in animation again...quitter :P).

I've been with the show ever since its premiere and its taken awhile to grow on me but thats mainly due to extreme craziness this show belts out. Common sense is just thrown out the window in IZ though you can still make out the stories between the screaming and mayhem. And what a bunch of stories, I've never seen such creativeness crammed into thirty minutes. The writers take such simple concepts and really go nuts with them. Your always expecting one thing then something just jump out of nowhere to really make you head spin. And with characters as wired as Zim or as annoying as Dib, why wouldn't it. And the humor, oh it just got to be seen to believed. A perfect blend of sci-fi and dark humor. All I can tell you is by the time the credits roll, you be grasping for air due to all the laughing (considering you have a taste in this type of stuff). I can kinda see why Nick was a little uneasy with most of the content. Its not vulgar but it is a little disturbing now and then.

Artwise, its an very unique style. Cute yet creepy with a nice blend of colors and shading. The CGI parts aren't bad neither especially with its use of camera on action scenes. The only flaw I noticed about it is that the lips can't keep up with the words half the time. But that a usual problem most cartoons have, so it can be overlooked.

Music, well done with dramatic beats that really enhance the craziness of the situations. Ditto on the voice acting as they match up to the characters really well. Even the background characters are worth listening too.

Overall, it was a fine series while it lasted and was unfairly canned due to the network not having it way (and mean seriously Nick, "buget problems". If you can't admit you had personal problems with the show. Then your not the network I watched as a kid). I doubt we'll ever get a show like this again but at least fans can enjoy it on the rightly deserved DVDs. VICTORY! VICTORY FOR THE ZIM FANS!

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