Created by Creator/StevenSpielberg and produced by Creator/DreamWorks, ''Invasion America'' was a prime-time animated TV drama, an {{animesque}} {{miniseries}} about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aliens invading America]]. It wasn't particularly popular with audiences. ''Invasion America'' was created primarily to cash in on the late-1990s paranormal craze that ''Series/TheXFiles'' created.

The story of ''Invasion America'' begins in the early [[TheEighties 1980s]] with Cale-Oosha, the ruler of Tyrus, looking into his uncle's project with Earth, believing it to be a plan to establish peaceful contact with humanity. However, his uncle, The Dragit, claims that their dying planet ought to invade Earth, conquer the bellicose humans and take hold of its resources. Cale refuses and a civil war breaks out.

Cale and his bodyguard/trainer/trusted friend Rafe escape to the Utah desert where Cale is rescued by Rita Carter, a human woman who guides the Tyrusians through human living and becomes a LoveInterest for Cale. After a few years of hiding on Earth, Cale returns to Tyrus to lead the loyalist forces (the Ooshati) that have organized, leaving Rita and their young son, David, under Rafe's protection.

In the present day, when the Dragit finally finds the family, he is determined to kill them, and David Carter's teenage life is thrown into a devastating adventure of stopping the Dragit, losing and gaining friends, and finding out just who he is.
!!''Invasion America'' provides examples of:

* AlienAmongUs: Most are part of the take-over conspiracy; some are benevolent.
* AlienInvasion: It's in the title.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Played with. The Tyrusian do have their own language (see ConLang below) and are definitely seen and heard speaking it. While they use "Earth-speak" mostly when communicating with humans, they're also seen speaking English to each other even when it makes no sense to (like between the Dragit and his underlings on board their ship). Likely because [[TranslationConvention it would've been clunky and awkward to subtitle everything]].
* BadassLongcoat: The Gal alien bounty hunters called the Ga'lim wear these with fedoras while trying to be less conspicuous on Earth.
** Major Phil Stark also tends to wear one of these.
** Simon wears one, too.
* BaldOfAwesome: Major Stark.
* BigBad: The Dragit is the main antagonist.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: The show re-ran on Creator/KidsWB after its prime-time run, removing much of the mature elements.
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:Rita in the novels, due to a JerkAss ex-boyfriend.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: David's penchant for gymnastics comes in pretty handy at various points in the series.
* ChivalrousPervert: David's best friend Jim. Ask him how he feels about topless native women.
* LesCollaborateurs: Dr. Lear.
** Played with. While she's most definitely working for The Dragit, it's also ''very'' heavily implied that it's not completely by choice, and she doesn't like doing it, but fears she'll be killed if she defies her employers. [[spoiler:[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness She was right.]]]]
* ConLang: Tyrusian is [[WordOfGod supposedly]] this. May just utilize a {{Fictionary}}.
* ConspicuousCG: One of the earlier cases. The CGI itself is fairly well-done, especially considering when it was made, but still looks out of place in a few scenes.
%%* CoolOldGuy: Doc
* CoolPet / TeamPet: Blue, Doc's (relatively) tame Mangler.
* CreepyTwins: Simon and Sonia take this UpToEleven, especially in the novels.
* CrystalBall: Tyrusians can communicate over long distances via devices that look like glass orbs. These also seem to be a common interface for piloting spaceships and one enables David to turn on his [[CoolBike motorcycle]].
* DeadpanSnarker: David's internal monologues.
* DeadStarWalking: Creator/LeonardNimoy was pretty heavily advertised as the main villain. He gets blown up at the end of the premiere.
* DisappearedDad: David's still a toddler when Cale leaves Earth. [[spoiler:They meet again in the last minutes of the final episode.]]
** There's no sign or mention of Jim's dad.
* DramaticAlienVTOL: In episode 2.
* TheDragon: Konrad to the Dragit; Gordon takes his place.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Dragit.
** It seems implied that Cale-Oosha is also more of a title than a name, though it's used as more of a name than The Dragit's is, regularly being shortened to just Cale. At best, it's a MeaningfulName.
* EvilUncle: The Dragit.
* ExpandedUniverse: The side-story novel ''On the Run'' by Christie Golden.
%%* EyepatchAfterTimeskip: [[spoiler:Cale]]
* FormFittingWardrobe: Tyrusians seem to love this.
* GunsAkimbo: Major Stark is a fan of this.
* HalfHumanHybrid: David is [[HumanMomNonhumanDad half-human and half-Tyrusian]].
** And [[CreepyTwins Sonia and Simon]].
* TheHero: David Carter is the main protagonist.
%%* HigherTechSpecies
* HumanMomNonhumanDad: David Carter. Sonia and Simon as well.
%%* HighHeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Sonia]]
* IKnowMortalKombat: David, because apparently being good at video games translates to being an excellent pilot.
** He even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it in the first couple episodes when Rafe asks him if he knows how to use a gun. His response is that he's been to the movies.
* InterspeciesRomance: Between Rita Carter and Cale-Oosha, the result of that being David.
* LeftHanging: The show managed to reach the end of the first season called "Book One" with David winning the day over his uncle and getting a message from his father. But the lack of ratings and the show's cancellation ensured this would never get a resolution.
* LotusEaterMachine: After [[spoiler:David]] is captured, he's led to believe he has arrived on Tyrus, the war is over and his family is reunited. Then [[FromBadToWorse it goes downhill]].
* MamaBear: Rita may qualify, especially if you consider the {{backstory}} from the novel ''On the Run'' to be canon.
** Even without that, pulling a gun on six {{Mooks}}, killing one of them and growling that they'll never get her son ''definitely'' counts.
* MindOverMatter: Tyrusians and half-human hybrids have telekinetic powers, though they usually seem to require some external help to focus their abilities.
* MissingMom: After the first episode.
* TheMole: The military has several.
* MoodRingEyes: Tyrusians greet each other with a pupil that expands and contracts with a glittery blue glow across the scelera. When angry or threatened, their eyes turn solid black.
* NamedAfterTheirPlanet: Tyrusians are natives of...Tyrus.
* PsychicPowers: Tyrusians have them, primarily [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] and {{telepathy}}, though the latter is more rarely seen.
* LaResistance: The Ooshati.
* RogueAgent: Major Stark and Sergeant Romar have to be to discover the conspiracy and find David.
%%* RubberForeheadAliens
* ShoePhone: A Tyrusian [[CommLinks com orb]] is seen disguised as a snow globe.
* ShoutOut: When a kid catches David talking to another character and his pet Mangler, David tells him it's just a video game, "Mangler Trilogy." Given the Manglers' resemblance to [[Franchise/{{Alien}} certain other aliens]], it's likely a reference to the ''VideoGame/AlienTrilogy'' game.
* SiliconBasedLife: The genetically-engineered Manglers.
* SpaceBase: [[spoiler:Meteors are being launched at Earth from a base hidden on the dark side of the moon.]]
* TellMeAboutMyFather:
-->'''David''': Mom, talk to me. He's been gone a long time. Who was he anyway? Why do you keep him such a mystery?
* TreacherousAdvisor: [[spoiler:Gordon]] is this for the President of the U.S.
* TrickedOutGloves: The Exotar, a silvery glove that's a symbol of the Oosha's sovereignty and enables the wearer to better utilize their telekinetic abilities. As [[spoiler:Simon]] learns the hard way, it has genetic sensors and will the crush the hand of anyone who tries to wear it that isn't related to the Oosha.
* TwinTelepathy: Sonia and Simon.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: [[spoiler:Lomack]] is from a whole species of these.
* WeCanRuleTogether: The Dragit tries this on David.