Invader Zim Returns to Nickelodeon in All-New Original TV Movie Based on Fan-Favorite Animated Series

Creator Jhonen Vasquez Serves as Executive Producer, Original Voice
Cast to Reprise Their Roles

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BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nickelodeon
officially announced today the greenlight for an all-new, 90-minute Invader
TV movie from original creator Jhonen Vasquez, marking the
network’s third animated property from its rich library of content to be
reimagined for today’s audience. The 2D-animated TV movie, produced by
Nickelodeon in Burbank, 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 fan-favorite
television series.

“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.”

The Invader Zim 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.

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.

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.

Invader Zim joins the previously announced TV movie Hey
Arnold!: The Jungle Movie
and Rocko’s Modern Life TV special,
which are both currently in production. Coming in 2017, Hey Arnold!:
The Jungle Movie
, will feature a storyline picking up from where the
original series ended in 2004, resolving unanswered questions and
plotlines, including Arnold finally getting answers about the
whereabouts of his missing parents. The Rocko’s Modern Life TV
special will bring back all the show’s classic characters and offer some
surprising new takes on life in O-Town.

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Katelyn Balach