Jim and Roy, a friendly violet demonic-looking alien that inhabits Jim's giant head, must stop an alien invasion. Misguided FBI agents and a manipulated mad doctor stand in their way, but Jim finds allies.


Eric Fogel




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Series cast summary:
Michael Ruschak Michael Ruschak ...  Ivan 7 episodes, 1996
Gordon Barnett Gordon Barnett ...  Self 2 episodes, 1994-1996
Jason Candler Jason Candler ...  Jim / ... 2 episodes, 1994-1996


Roughly-drawn but well-written cult cartoon about alien invasion. Small aliens on Earth, needing human receptacles, expand their hosts' craniums to ludicrous dimensions to use as living quarters. One such alien inhabits an average bloke's head during a mugging, giving him special powers to fight off his attackers. He explains that he's on the trail of an enemy from his planet, who's looking to take over the world. Not believed by anyone, and as a stand-out with his huge head, he teams up with a group of other freaks to save the world. They have to battle not just the alien, but the FBI agents also on the trail - and things aren't helped by his girlfriend, whose head is taken over too. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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The show ran from 1994-1996, then mysteriously disappeared. Even with high ratings and viewership, it has become a 'hard to find' cult classic. See more »

Alternate Versions

The video version, "The Head Saves the Earth," runs 110 minutes. When the show aired on MTV, the same 13 episodes (minus commercials and credits) had a running time of around 130 minutes. Chops were made to keep the video's running time under 2 hours. See more »


Followed by The Maxx (1995) See more »

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Good, clean, ODD, American animated fun!
23 April 1999 | by Lunchbox-3See all my reviews

Lasted 2 seasons, the 1st collected on video and not sure about the 2nd. The first season was a complete story about the aliens' takeover attempt of Earth, Jim's befriending of the "Human Anomalies" club, and the race to assemble the Anti-Invasion device to save the world. 2nd season went downhill a little going episodic, exploring the origins of the other anomalies besides Jim, but still provided some swell prime-time adult animation and laughs. Too bad it was cancelled, as with all of MTV's best animated stuff.

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