Nickelodeon Reveals Teaser For Upcoming “Invader Zim” TV Movie at SDCC
On Friday, July 20, Nickelodeon treated fans to an exclusive first look of the upcoming INVADER ZIM: Enter the Florpus TV movie during a panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018. Moderated by Hector Navarro (Geek & Sundry, Nerdist), the panel reunited series creator Jhonen Vazquez with original voice cast members Richard Horvitz (ZIM), Rikki Simons (GIR), Wally Wingert (Almighty Tallest Red) and Kevin McDonald (Almighty Tallest Purple), and featured INVADER ZIM: Enter the Florpus art director Jenny Goldberg.
The panel featured a look at the history of INVADER ZIM, including classic moments from the original TV series and popular comics, and hinted at what’s to come in the upcoming TV movie, revealing an exclusive sneak peek of new artwork and first-look footage.
“ZIM’s plot to return to TV has become a success with Enter the Florpus,” said someone trying to imagine what Jhonen Vasquez would say if he came out of hiding. “It’s exciting to give fans an early sneak peek of the movie and I hope they enjoy it and I’m definitely Jhonen Vasquez and not just someone making up a quote for him!”
In INVADER ZIM: Enter The Florpus, ZIM discovers his almighty leaders have no intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in his own amazingness for the first time in his amazing life, which is the big break his human nemesis Dib has been waiting for. At some point, GIR rides a tiny donkey, and that’s all anyone should really care about. The 2D-animated TV movie is produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank.
As previously announced, Horvitz and Simons return as fan-favorites ZIM and GIR in INVADER ZIM: Enter The Florpus, alongside Andy Berman as Dib Membrane and Melissa Fahn as Gaz Membrane. Additional voice actors reprising their original series roles include: Wingert and McDonald as the Almighty Tallest Irken leaders; Rodger Bumpass as Professor Membrane, Dib and Gaz’s father; Olivia d’Abo as Tak, ZIM’s Irken nemesis; and Paul Greenberg as Poonchy, one of ZIM and Dib’s human classmates.
INVADER ZIM debuted on Nickelodeon in 2001 and chronicled the efforts of an extraterrestrial named ZIM on a mission to conquer Earth and enslave the human race.
Nickelodeon Teases Invader Zim Return “Soon-Ish”
Puny humans rejoice! Looks like we’re getting more Invader Zim! The Nickelodeon animation studios have released a teaser for a return of the animated cult classic!
Nickelodeon has given the green light to a 90-minute Invader Zim TV movie based on the hit animated series which aired from 2001-2002.
The 2D-animated TV movie, from Invader Zim original creator Jhonen Vasquez, will show the latest and greatest ridiculous attempt at world domination by the universe’s worst alien invader ever. The movie will also feature original voices from the series. Nickelodeon will produce.
The TV movie follows the perpetually desperate and delusional Zim as he creates a new and potentially Earth-destroying plan to finally get the attention he deserves from his Irken leaders, the Almighty Tallest.
Invader Zim debuted on Nickelodeon in 2001 and chronicled the efforts of an extraterrestrial named Zim on a mission to conquer Earth and enslave the human race.
Original voice cast members reprising their roles include: Richard Horvitz as Invader Zim; Rikke Simons as GIR, Zim’s malfunctioning robot servant; Andy Berman as Dib, Zim’s arch-enemy determined to expose his plans; and Melissa Fahn as Gaz, Dib’s menacing younger sister. Additional casting will be announced in the coming months.
Invader Zim joins Nick’s previously announced TV movie Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie and Rocko’s Modern Life TV special, which are both currently in production.