Everyone’s disgustingly favorite green alien and waffle-loving robot are making their way back onto the Nickelodeon network. Now, don’t get too excited. Invader Zim is not coming back forever, but it is getting a TV movie!
To celebrate over 25 years of Nicktoons, Nickelodeon is releasing a handful of TV movies for some of their classic cartoons for their, now older, audience to enjoy. According to Entertainment Weekly, Invader Zim will be joining other Nickelodeon cartoons, like Hey Arnold! and Rocko’s Modern Life, that are also getting the movie treatment. While there are no set release dates yet, Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie is set to release sometime later this year. They also showed some concept art from the film at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer. Rocko’s Modern Life is currently still in production, but that’s all about we know at the moment. Luckily, the Invader Zim film has a teaser trailer and it’s everything you want it to be!
Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (GIR), Andy Berman (Dib) and Melissa Fahn (Gaz), the original cast of the show, have all agreed to be a part of the project. The show’s creator, Jhonen Vasquez, has taken a break from trolling Invader Zim fans on his Twitter to be a part of the movie as well. If the teaser trailer is any indication, the Zim film is exactly what fans have been hungry for since the original show was canceled after only a few seasons.
For those of you who may not know, Invader Zim is a Nicktoon that premiered in the early 200’s that focused on a green alien named Zim. With his robot (sometimes dog) companion, Gir, Zim comes to Earth with the intention of taking over the human race and the planet itself. If you’re looking to catch up on Invader Zim (or need to start it in general) the cartoon is currently streaming on Hulu!