History WesternAnimation / InvaderZim

10th Apr '17 5:09:28 PM stewy497
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* BizarreAlienBiology: Naturally. ZIM has green skin, antennae, enormous bug-like eyes, and on the inside, a mass of unidentifiable organs which he referred to as his "squidlyspooch".

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* BizarreAlienBiology: Naturally. ZIM has green skin, antennae, enormous bug-like eyes, and on the inside, a mass of unidentifiable organs which he referred to as his "squidlyspooch"."squeedlyspooch".
10th Apr '17 8:32:19 AM ZimFan89
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** Twice, in "Walk of Doom" and the backup strip for Issue 17, GIR is shown to keep live bees in his head, which get out and attack Zim.



** For Gaz, its losing to a noob.

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** For Gaz, its it's losing to a noob.noob, or someone interrupting her games.



* BizarreAlienBiology: Naturally. ZIM has green skin, antennae, enormous bug-like eyes, and on the inside, a mass of unidentifiable organs which he referred to as his "squidlyspooge".

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* BizarreAlienBiology: Naturally. ZIM has green skin, antennae, enormous bug-like eyes, and on the inside, a mass of unidentifiable organs which he referred to as his "squidlyspooge"."squidlyspooch".



%%** "Dark Harvest". Sweet Lord, '''"Dark Harvest"'''. *shudders*

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%%** ** "Dark Harvest". Sweet Lord, '''"Dark Harvest"'''. *shudders*Harvest" is probably the most egregious example in the series, as Zim runs around removing people organs, replacing them with random objects, while stuffing himself with them until he's a blob.


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* PreviouslyOn: Recap Kid's job in the comics is to tell everyone what happened in the last issue.
9th Apr '17 5:57:27 PM stewy497
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*BizarreAlienBiology: Naturally. ZIM has green skin, antennae, enormous bug-like eyes, and on the inside, a mass of unidentifiable organs which he referred to as his "squidlyspooge".
7th Apr '17 12:05:06 AM Karxrida
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Early episodes followed a basic format -- Zim would attempt to get rid of Dib and conquer the world, while Dib would attempt to expose Zim, only for both to discover that FailureIsTheOnlyOption. Later episodes sometimes used a {{Snapback}} to do all sorts of bizarre things unrelated to the plot, and developed into a StoryArc over time as well. Ultimately, the efforts of Vasquez and head writer [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Frank Conniff]] developed into an idiosyncratic, [[WorldOfHam hammy]], and [[SatireParodyPastiche satirical]] style.

The dark humor and interesting storylines attracted loads of people [[PeripheryDemographic outside the targeted age range]]. Part of the reason for this is the show's distinctive art and writing style. The show's look is a variation of Creator/JhonenVasquez's [[ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac previous work]], simplified for animation but very elaborate regardless: colorist Rikki Simons jokes that they went into "fourth-ary" colors (most cartoons try to stick to [[PrimaryColorChampion primaries]]), leading to a hefty price tag of $500,000 per episode. (This was actually the standard Nicktoon budget, but none of the others ''struggled'' with it the way ''Zim'' did.)

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Early episodes followed a basic format -- Zim would attempt to get rid of Dib and conquer the world, while Dib would attempt to expose Zim, only for both to discover that FailureIsTheOnlyOption. Later episodes sometimes used a {{Snapback}} to do all sorts of bizarre things unrelated to the plot, and developed into a StoryArc over time as well. Ultimately, the efforts of Vasquez and head writer [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Frank Conniff]] Conniff (of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' fame) developed into an idiosyncratic, [[WorldOfHam hammy]], and [[SatireParodyPastiche satirical]] style.

The dark humor and interesting storylines attracted loads of people [[PeripheryDemographic outside the targeted age range]]. Part of the reason for this is the show's distinctive art and writing style. The show's look is a variation of Creator/JhonenVasquez's [[ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac previous work]], work, ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', simplified for animation but very elaborate regardless: colorist Rikki Simons jokes that they went into "fourth-ary" colors (most cartoons try to stick to [[PrimaryColorChampion primaries]]), leading to a hefty price tag of $500,000 per episode. (This was actually the standard Nicktoon budget, but none of the others ''struggled'' with it the way ''Zim'' did.)
6th Apr '17 5:27:34 PM RacattackForce
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Unfortunately, the show was gone quickly. While quite popular, especially outside of Nickelodeon's typical demographic, its ratings did not have far to slip before Nickelodeon deemed the show's hefty price tag not worth further expenditure. This alone would have provoked mass outcry, but Nickelodeon also declined to sell the show's copyright (and there ''were'' other networks interested in purchasing it), to the dismay of creators and fans alike. The InternetBackdraft was considerable, but sadly, largely unsuccessful, with one exception -- Media Blasters getting the rights to sell [=DVDs=] of the show, including several previously unreleased episodes. The Media Blasters [=DVDs=] have since gone out of print, and Amazon.com has released their own VanillaEdition collections of the show in an attempt to fill the void. Nickelodeon has also released a "best of" disc, ''Operation Doom''. [[NoExportForYou All of which were only released in North America.]]

Not all was lost, though. Its was the sudden and unexpected unemployment that convinced the show's art director, [[Creator/BryanKonietzko Bryan Konietzko]], to develop a show with [[Creator/MichaelDanteDimartino his old college friend]]. As such, from ''Zim'''s ashes emerged Nickelodeon's powerhouse series ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.

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Unfortunately, the show was gone quickly. While quite popular, especially outside of Nickelodeon's typical demographic, its ratings did not have far to slip before Nickelodeon deemed the show's hefty price tag not worth further expenditure. This alone would have provoked mass outcry, but Nickelodeon also declined to sell the show's copyright (and there ''were'' other networks interested in purchasing it), to the dismay of the creators and fans alike. The InternetBackdraft was considerable, but sadly, largely unsuccessful, with one exception -- Media Blasters getting the rights to sell [=DVDs=] of the show, including several previously unreleased episodes. The Media Blasters [=DVDs=] have since gone out of print, and Amazon.com has released their own VanillaEdition collections of the show in an attempt to fill the void. Nickelodeon has also released a "best of" disc, ''Operation Doom''. [[NoExportForYou All of which were only released in North America.]]

Not all was lost, though. Its For it was the sudden and unexpected unemployment caused by the show's cancellation that convinced the show's art director, [[Creator/BryanKonietzko Bryan Konietzko]], to develop a show his own series with [[Creator/MichaelDanteDimartino his an old college friend]]. As such, And from ''Zim'''s the ashes of ''Invader Zim'' emerged Nickelodeon's powerhouse series critically-acclaimed action series, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
6th Apr '17 5:10:32 PM RacattackForce
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Despite its short run, the show had and still has an über-huge fanbase, some of whom even now cling to the hopes of a revival. While logic would tell you that the odds are against it, even as late as 2010 [[http://www.questionsleep.com/mindspill/?p=2024 Nickelodeon actually has considered the prospect]], and by his own account Jhonen Vasquez would be willing to return should such a thing happen. And [[http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/04/nickelodeon-invader-zim-tv-movie/ as of April 4, 2017,]] [[CueTheFlyingPigs it's finally happening.]]



After over a decade since the show aired its last unaired episode, independent comic book publishing company Oni Press announced an Invader Zim comic book revival in February 2015, in collaboration with Nickelodeon and Jhonen Vasquez. The 1st issue was released on July 8, 2015 written by Jhonen himself. Following issue 2, it has been written by Eric Trueheart, drawn by Aaron Alexovich, and colored by Rikki Simons, all veterans of the television series.

On 2017, [[http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/04/nickelodeon-invader-zim-tv-movie/ Nickelodeon confirmed]] that this show (alongside {{WesternAnimation/Rockos Modern Life}} and {{WesternAnimation/Hey Arnold}}) would finally return as a 90-minute movie for TV.

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After over a decade since the show aired its last unaired episode, independent comic book publishing company Oni Press announced an Invader Zim ''Invader Zim'' comic book revival in February 2015, in collaboration with Nickelodeon and Jhonen Vasquez. The 1st issue was released on July 8, 2015 written by Jhonen himself. Following issue 2, it has been written by Eric Trueheart, drawn by Aaron Alexovich, and colored by Rikki Simons, all veterans of the television series.

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series. And in April 2017, [[http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/04/nickelodeon-invader-zim-tv-movie/ Nickelodeon confirmed]] that this show (alongside {{WesternAnimation/Rockos Modern Life}} and {{WesternAnimation/Hey Arnold}}) would finally the characters will return to animation as a 90-minute movie for TV.TV, with the voice cast reprising their roles.
5th Apr '17 3:29:15 PM AcePedro
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On 2017, [[http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/04/nickelodeon-invader-zim-tv-movie/ Nickelodeon confirmed]] that this show (alongside {{WesternAnimation/Rockos Modern Life}} and {{WesternAnimation/Hey Arnold}}) would finally return as a 90-minute movie for TV.
4th Apr '17 11:39:22 AM WickedIcon
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Despite its short run, the show had and still has an über-huge fanbase, some of whom even now cling to the hopes of a revival. While logic would tell you that the odds are against it, even as late as 2010 [[http://www.questionsleep.com/mindspill/?p=2024 Nickelodeon actually has considered the prospect]], and by his own account Jhonen Vasquez would be willing to return should such a thing happen (which it most likely will not, but it's nice to know).

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Despite its short run, the show had and still has an über-huge fanbase, some of whom even now cling to the hopes of a revival. While logic would tell you that the odds are against it, even as late as 2010 [[http://www.questionsleep.com/mindspill/?p=2024 Nickelodeon actually has considered the prospect]], and by his own account Jhonen Vasquez would be willing to return should such a thing happen (which it most likely will not, but happen. And [[http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/04/nickelodeon-invader-zim-tv-movie/ as of April 4, 2017,]] [[CueTheFlyingPigs it's nice to know).
finally happening.]]
19th Mar '17 1:12:39 PM nombretomado
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** In "GIR Goes Crazy and Stuff" and "ZIM Eats Waffles", ZIM is shown to have a human child captive in order to experiment with the happiness receptors in the child's brain. As a result, the child is compulsively happy. The child's name? [[{{Nickelodeon}} Nick]].

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** In "GIR Goes Crazy and Stuff" and "ZIM Eats Waffles", ZIM is shown to have a human child captive in order to experiment with the happiness receptors in the child's brain. As a result, the child is compulsively happy. The child's name? [[{{Nickelodeon}} [[{{Creator/Nickelodeon}} Nick]].
26th Feb '17 12:39:28 PM nombretomado
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* AllThereInTheManual: A lot of minor aspects of the setting and background for ZIM and the Irken race as a whole are only known thanks to WordOfGod from JhonenVasquez. Much of this backstory and extra info ''was'' going to be shown later on in the series but [[CutShort y'kn]][[TooGoodToLast ow]]...

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* AllThereInTheManual: A lot of minor aspects of the setting and background for ZIM and the Irken race as a whole are only known thanks to WordOfGod from JhonenVasquez.Creator/JhonenVasquez. Much of this backstory and extra info ''was'' going to be shown later on in the series but [[CutShort y'kn]][[TooGoodToLast ow]]...



* BlackComedy: Only JhonenVasquez could make the hostile alien takeover of our world so twistedly funny.

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* BlackComedy: Only JhonenVasquez Creator/JhonenVasquez could make the hostile alien takeover of our world so twistedly funny.



* DeusAngstMachina: It's a JhonenVasquez creation, this should go without saying.

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* DeusAngstMachina: It's a JhonenVasquez Creator/JhonenVasquez creation, this should go without saying.
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