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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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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
30 March 2001 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
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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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(75 articles)
Tweeks: Invader Zim! Volume 1 Review
 (From Comicmix. 4 February 2016, 10:17 AM, PST)

‘Invader Zim’ # 3 is Hilariously Morbid
 (From SoundOnSight. 25 September 2015, 6:32 AM, PDT)

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 (From Destroy the Brain. 20 July 2015, 5:00 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
I'm going to sing The Doom Song now! See more (154 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)
Eric Trueheart (12 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jhonen Vasquez (7 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)
Monique Beatty .... line producer (7 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jhonen Vasquez .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2001-2006)
Christine Griswold .... line producer (6 episodes, 2001)
 
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 Art Direction by
Bryan Konietzko (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Production Management
Christian Alexander Moran .... post-production manager (28 episodes, 2001-2006)
Lolee Aries .... executive in charge of production (13 episodes, 2001-2006)
 
Series Art Department
Louie del Carmen .... storyboard supervisor / storyboard revisionist (21 episodes, 2001-2006)
Chris Haynie .... color designer (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)
Bryan Konietzko .... storyboard artist (10 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 (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jeff Wong .... prop designer / property designer (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Kyle Menke .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2001)
Taesoo Kim .... prop designer (4 episodes, 2001)
Shawn Murray .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2001)
Lothell Jones .... storyboard cleanup / storyboard revisionist (2 episodes, 2001-2006)
Warren Lee .... storyboard cleanup / storyboard revisionist (2 episodes, 2001-2006)
Maureen Mascarina .... storyboard revisionist (2 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 (7 episodes, 2001-2006)
Matt Brown .... dialogue editor (7 episodes, 2001-2006)
Sanaa Cannella .... foley artist (7 episodes, 2001-2006)
Gregory Cathcart .... re-recording mixer / recording engineer / ... (7 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jeremy Pitts .... foley mixer (7 episodes, 2001-2006)
Krandal Crews .... supervising recording engineer (6 episodes, 2001-2006)
Michael Edmonds .... track reader (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Marc Honess .... track reader (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Judy Montes .... track reader (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Tony Ostyn .... production dialogue supervisor (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 / ... (6 episodes, 2001-2006)
Hanzhi Tang .... cg animator / CG supervisor / ... (6 episodes, 2001-2006)
Donny Sorvala .... cg animator / CG animator (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Tim Pyle .... cg animator / CG animator (4 episodes, 2001-2006)
Rachel Caplan .... cg animator (3 episodes, 2001)
Jason Strougo .... cg supervisor (3 episodes, 2001)
Ernest Chan .... cg animator (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
David Wigforss .... cg animator (2 episodes, 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)
Ted Machold .... animatic editor / animatic director (27 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jin Sur .... background clean-up / 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 (14 episodes, 2001-2006)
Ken Bruce .... timing director / timing supervisor / ... (7 episodes, 2001-2006)
Charlie Cooper .... sheet timer (7 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jean-Paul Bondy .... color director (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Spencer Graham Davis .... background designer (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Juli Murphy .... sheet timer / assistant timing director (5 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jhonen Vasquez .... original character designer (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
John Fountain .... character designer (5 episodes, 2001)
Chris Haynie .... color designer (5 episodes, 2001)
Maurice Morgan .... background designer (5 episodes, 2001)
Kersti Myrberg .... color designer (5 episodes, 2001)
Rosearik Rikki Simons .... color designer (5 episodes, 2001)
Paul Finn .... animatic supervisor (4 episodes, 2001)
Laura Gragg .... background clean-up (4 episodes, 2001)
SoonJin Mooney .... sheet timer (4 episodes, 2001)
Jim Lara .... animatic editor (3 episodes, 2001-2006)
Jairo Lizarazu .... background designer (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Robert Hughes .... sheet timer (3 episodes, 2001)
Don Judge .... timing supervisor (3 episodes, 2001)
Kevin Zelch .... animatic editor (3 episodes, 2001)
Elizabeth Kwon .... sheet timer (2 episodes, 2001-2006)
Steve Ressel .... additional timer / sheet timer (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ron Brewer .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2001)
Perry Zombolas .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2006)
Peter Ehrlich .... color designer (1 episode, 2002)
 
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 (7 episodes, 2001-2006)
Dan Aguilar .... on-line editor (5 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Music Department
Mark Tortorici .... composer: title theme (2 episodes, 2002-2006)

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 (7 episodes, 2001-2006)
Brent Crowe .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 2001-2006)
Candice Gindy .... executive assistant (7 episodes, 2001-2006)
Sean Schelberg .... production assistant / production coordinator (7 episodes, 2001-2006)
Danielle Koenig .... script coordinator (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
David Brueggeman .... production intern / intern (5 episodes, 2001)
Heather Chavez .... intern (4 episodes, 2001)
Brandi Young .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2001)
Shannon Muir .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2006)
Kimberly Vanek .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2001-2006)
Dominique Brown .... intern (3 episodes, 2001)
Maria Giffen .... intern (3 episodes, 2001)
Christina Paulos .... intern (3 episodes, 2001)
Dameon Pearson .... intern (3 episodes, 2001)
Lisa Yang .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2001-2006)
Christie Insley .... executive assistant (2 episodes, 2002-2006)

Aaron Alexovich .... cleanup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Alison Dexter .... special thanks (3 episodes, 2001-2006)
Joel Krasnove .... special thanks (3 episodes, 2001-2006)
 

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30 min (27 episodes)
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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:
Zim:They locked down their fortress - with locks!See more »

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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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