All hail the Tallest! All praise the snacks! Invader Zim is coming back! Nickelodeon released the first trailer for the upcoming TV movie Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus Friday, July 20 at SDCC 2018. Series creator Jhonen Vazquez is onboard as executive producer, along with the original voices for Zim (Richard Horvitz), Gir (Rikki Simons), Gaz (Melissa Fahn), Dib (Andy Berman) and the two Almighty Tallest (Wally Wingert and Kevin McDonald).
Not much is known about the plot with the only information released so far being on the YouTube video’s page. The description says,
ZIM discovers his almighty leaders have no intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in his own amazingness for the first time in his amazing life – which happens to be the big break his human nemesis, Dib, has been waiting for!
The trailer looks ridiculous. Dib looks like he hasn’t seen a shower, or any room aside from his own, in months. His sister Gaz looks just done with his nonsense. Gir and Zim are training up for something, though given their history they are probably training for completely different things. (Gir is probably training for waffles.) Professor Membrane, Gaz and Dib’s dad, is being dragged through some sort of plan by his son. Mini Moose makes an appearance, which is wonderful.
Invader Zim initially released on Nickelodeon in 2001 and in its first run the second season never aired. When it was re-released on Nicktoons, the second season was finally aired and the cartoon has been available on a number of sites ever since. There have been almost monthly comics following the alien’s escapades since 2015. This upcoming TV movie is going to be a bit over an hour long.
The show followed Zim, a smallish alien from a race of alien invaders whose rulers are chosen based on their height, who is such a bad invader that he gets sent out to a world which isn’t supposed to exist. He doesn’t realize he is a failure, or that he has been given a trash assistant unit. He insists that he’s doing good work and is waiting patiently for the rest of the Irken army to come and finish the invasion of Earth.
I, personally, am completely amped for this. I remember watching Invader Zim when I was in high school during its first run, and immediately getting into Vasquez’s other comics . They are a weird twisted ride and Zim was similar in a more kid-friendly way. (Not little kids. Zim is angled toward that 11+ age range).
Are you going to be watching this, ’cause I definitely will be? Sound off in the comments!