Invader Zim is an American based television series, created for Nickelodeon by Jhonen Vasquez. The series revolved on an extraterrestrial named Zim, who is from the planet Irk, whose mission is conquering Earth and enslaving the human race and also malfunctioning robot servant GR. Dib hence antagonized him. Dib is a young paranormal investigator who stops Zim from getting success.
For pitching the ideas for an animated series for their older demographic, Nickelodean discussed with Jhonen Vasquez, and they firstly pitched Invader Zim. The ratings declined along with the budget issues becoming more frequent as the series went on moving. Nickelodeon ended the series, leaving many episodes unfinished of the second season due to the reason. From 2001 to 2002, the show first aired from Nickelodeon along with the six of the completed season episodes initially going unreleased. The episodes were initially available on DVD in 2004 and after they had made a debut on the television in 2006 on the Nicktoons Network.
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Invader Zim received appraisals primarily directed at its writing, humor, animations, art-style, along with receiving positive reviews from the critics and audiences. The way it pushed the boundaries of what was referred to as considered to be on the children’s television. Following its cancellation, Invader Zim was often on the list as one of the best shows of Nickelodeon. Moreover, the series also has won an Emmy Award, an Annie Award, and also a World Celebration Award. Besides, though not been to award, but has received nominations for six additional Annie Awards, and a Golden Reel Award. Invader Zim also has spawned its fan convention known as InvaderCON, and a plethora of the official merchandise that included; a comic book series, clothing, toys, and accessories among any other products. Though the series had early cancellation, its popularity increment and above-average merchandise sales helped in gaining popularity.
Moreover, a television film was made based on the series, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, which premiered on August 16, 0219 on Netflix.
After the show, mentioned at Scott Dyleski’s in 2005 in the murder trial, Invader Zim became a controversial series. Dyleski got into the conviction of murdering his neighbour, just the age of 17. Besides, there are two episodes of the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast where there was a primary discussion of Invader Zim. The first one released on August 12, 2016, episode fourteen of season one. The second one released on January 6, 2017, episode twenty-seven of season one. Both the episodes are available on YouTube, iTunes, and SoundCloud.