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Invader ZIM 

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An alien named Zim from the planet Irk is sent on a secret mission to conquer Earth, not realising that his leaders were just trying to get rid of him and hoped that he would die. Once there, Zim manages to disguise himself as a human child, but one boy named Dib sees through his disguise.

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Jhonen Vasquez
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2   1   Unknown  
2011   2006   2003   2002   2001  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
Andy Berman ...  Dib / ... 28 episodes, 2001-2004
Richard Steven Horvitz ...  Zim / ... 27 episodes, 2001-2003
Rikki Simons Rikki Simons ...  GIR / ... 26 episodes, 2001-2004
Melissa Fahn ...  Gaz / ... 22 episodes, 2001-2004
Jhonen Vasquez Jhonen Vasquez ...  Computer / ... 21 episodes, 2001-2004
Rodger Bumpass ...  Professor Membrane / ... 18 episodes, 2001-2003
Lucille Bliss ...  Ms. Bitters / ... 15 episodes, 2001-2004
Mo Collins ...  Zita / ... 13 episodes, 2001-2003
Wally Wingert ...  Almighty Tallest Red / ... 12 episodes, 2001-2003
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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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Trivia

Kevin McDonald, who voiced Almighty Tallest Purple, also voiced Pleakley, an alien coming to Earth in Lilo & Stitch (2002) and its spin-offs. See more »

Goofs

In "The Voting of the Doomed", during the awkward silence scene, Zim isn't wearing his contacts. See more »

Quotes

Dib: That's it Zim! This has to stop!
Zim: I'm afraid I don't know what you're talking about.
Dib: Look at you! You've gone too far! You're a hideous blob of stolen organs!
Zim: I've been working out.
Zim: [hacks up a child's intestine and slurps it back up, then opens his mouth to reveal the stolen organs in his throat]
Dib: You think you can fool a trained medical professional?
Zim: Yes.
Dib: I suppose you've got a heart in there?
Zim: Six of them.
Dib: Intestines?
[...]
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great show!
6 August 2001 | by secrectiveSee all my reviews

whoo, i like this one a lot! the music is GREAT, the charecters and story are amazing!! the animation quality is good and the CG effects blend well. i hope nickolodeon allows this one to go on for a long time...

This cartoon is about an alien who is trying to take over the earth, of course, first he must learn about the humans... anyways, go see it if its on, its cool.

if you like this show, i reccomend "the head" it was on mtv and you can buy/rent it in stores.


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Official Sites:

Viacom - Nick

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasor Zim See more »

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Nicktoons Productions See more »
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(27 episodes)

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Color
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