Nickelodeon has recently greenlit a new Invader Zim TV movie from original creator Jhonen Vasquez. The 90 minute TV movie will marks Nickelodeon’s third animated property to be reimagined for today’s audience. The project will be 2D animated, and will be produced by Nickelodeon at their Burbank studio, and will feature the original voices from the cult favorite tv series.
The Invader Zim TV movie will focus on the eponymous alien invader, who is his usual desperate and delusional self as he tries to enact a new and potentially Earth-destroying plan to finally get the attention he deserves from his Irken leaders, the Almighty Tallest.
“As a network that prides itself on a 25-year history of creating groundbreaking, hilarious animation for kids, Invader Zim is one of our great loves. It’s been so exciting to see its popularity grow over the last decade through social media, consumer products and the Zim comic books,” said Chris Viscardi, SVP, Content Development and Production, Animation, Nickelodeon. “What makes this announcement extra thrilling is the adventure that Jhonen has created for Zim, and I can promise you that it is as wonderfully absurd and strangely heartfelt as any fan of the original series could hope for, and kids seeing it for the first time will love it too.”
Original voice cast members reprising their roles include: Richard Horvitz as Invader Zim; Rosearik Rikki Simons as GIR, Zim’s insane robot sidekick; Andy Berman as Dib Membrane, junior paranormal investigator and Zim’s alien-obsessed human nemesis; and Melissa Fahn as Gaz Membrane, Dib’s younger, video game obsessed sister. Additional casting will be announced in the coming months.