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Invader Zim
Genre Comedy
Science fiction
Created by Jhonen Vasquez
Developed by Jhonen Vasquez
Written by Frank Conniff
Roman Dirge
Rob Hummel
Danielle Koenig
Courtney Lilly
Eric Trueheart
Jhonen Vasquez
Directed by Steve Ressel
Voices of Richard Steven Horvitz
Rosearik Rikki Simons
Andy Berman
Melissa Fahn
Wally Wingert
Kevin McDonald
Rodger Bumpass
Lucille Bliss
Theme music composer Kevin Manthei
Composer(s) Kevin Manthei
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 27 (list of episodes)
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Wumberlog Productions (pilot)
Nickelodeon Productions
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Distributor Viacom Media Networks
Original network Nickelodeon
Original release March 30, 2001 (2001-03-30) – December 10, 2002 (2002-12-10)

Invader Zim, branded as Invader ZIM, is an American animated television series aired on Nickelodeon. It started on March 30, 2001 and was cancelled on December 10, 2002. The show centers around Zim, an eponymous alien from the planet Irk, who inhabitants participate in an event called "Impending Doom". After failing it, Zim is determined to prove himself to his leaders, the almighty tallest and conquer Earth. However, the tallest only sent him to his planet as a "secret mission" only to get rid of him. The series has high cost to air and the age demographic was aimed toward children. Nickelodeon cancelled the series on January 17, 2002, before the second season was completed. The rest of the completed episodes were first made available on DVD on October 12, 2004.


The series follows Zim, an alien from the planet Irken. He was sent to a "mysterious planet", because the Tallest sent him for Operation Impending Doom II. Six months later, Zim lives in a house shaped base, planning world domination on Earth.

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