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Cartoon Profile: Invader ZIM

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Invader ZIM Invader ZIM
Released
47 TV episodes(2 seasons)
Dates
March 30, 2001(TV), May 11, 2004(DVD)
Company
Media Blasters(DVD), Nickelodeon, Nova Star Productions
Creator
Jhonen Vasquez
Director
Steve Ressel
Genre
Action, Comedy, Mecha, Paranormal
Characters
Dib
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Gaz
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GIR
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Invader Zim
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Tak
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Tallest Purple
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Cartoon Characters: Invader ZIM

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English Name
English Name
English Name
Dib Tak Gretchen Miss Bitters
Gaz Tallest Purple Iggins Professor Membrane
GIR Tallest Red Invader Skoodge Scary Monkey(Angry Monkey)
Invader Zim Chunk Keef Torque Smacky

Cartoon Description: Invader ZIM

Notice: Invader ZIM is not Japanese animation! It is a cartoon produced in the US. However, because it has a style that is strongly influenced by anime, I have decided to include it on this site. If you're one of those hard-core anime purists who can't stand seeing a non-anime series on a site dedicated to Japanese animation, then just press the Back button on your web browser and pretend like you were never here.

Based in the near future of earth and space, the Irkens, a technologically advanced race of alien cyborgs, plan an invasion on the entire universe. But there is one thing holding them back... Zim. He destroyed the last plans, and to keep him from performing a repeat, the Tallest Red and Tallest Purple send Zim to Earth. After landing on earth, Zim tries to blend in with his human disguise and assigns himself to Skool (and no, this is not a typo).

Along with his robot sidekick GIR (who disguises himself as a dog), they try to make plans to annihilate the human race. Dib, though a brilliant little boy, is always there to ruin his plans.

Will Zim ever win? Watch and see what happens!

Cartoon Description: Invader ZIM

Invader ZIM is about Zim, a megalomaniacal (and inept) little alien from the Planet Irk. Lead by the snack-loving Almighty Tallest (on Irk, size determines your role on the Planet), the Irkens are preparing for a mass conquest of the Universe. Zim is incredibly excited to begin his mission, though he has a rather messy history, (Like accidently attacking his own planet on a psychotic spree) and none of the Irkens really want anything to do with him.

The Tallest give him a mission to the "backwater" planet known as Earth (only in order to ultimately get rid of him). However, Zim is oblivious to the idea that the Tallest see him as a huge joke, and dedicates himself to conquering the "human stinks." He receives a cute, carefree (but incredibly stupid) robot assistant named GIR. (What GIR stands for, I have no idea...) After setting up base on Earth, he disguises himself (badly) as a human child and masquerades as a "Skool" student.

Most of the humans are too stupid to figure it out, but a kid named Dib (who is the son of a famous scientist, and completely obsessed with the Paranormal) quickly sees through his disguise. Dib dedicates himself to ridding the Earth of Zim, even though NO ONE seems to believe him. Will Zim succeed in his mission of Doom? Is Dib really the only person smart enough on Earth to see through Zim's bad disguise? Will GIR ever stop singing that blasted "Doom Song?" Watch this utterly insane show to find out!

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