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Drink Along Review – Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus – Should You Pull Out or Continue Deeper into the Insanity of Jhonen Vasquez’s Cartoon Movie?

Remember the crude, gothic humor of Jhonen Vasquez? I sure do! Invader Zim was such a silly, over the top cartoon that somehow made its way onto Nickelodeon and was not surprisingly canceled after a short second season. The show featured an absurdly screaming alien trying to take over the world with only one lone boy trying to stop him. It featured all things that you wouldn’t think to see in a cartoon at the time like bizarre alien technology, nihilism, and the oppression of children’s innocence. Thanks to Netflix and the power ($$$) of nostalgia, we now have a movie based off these characters that continues like the series never left. Is my childhood fondness for the show going to skew my opinions on...

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Invader Zim: 10 Things Only Fans Of The Series Noticed In Enter The Florpus

If you grew up watching Nickelodeon's Invader Zim, chances are you're a cool person with a twisted sense of humor... and repressed trauma. That's because Invader Zim, despite being a kids' show, is absolutely morbid and dark even compared to the likes of Cow and Chicken, Samurai Jack, or the first three seasons of Spongebob Squarepants. It's no wonder Invader Zim only lasted two seasons in Nick.

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Still, the utterly insane kids' cartoon gained a cult following which even warranted a belated Netflix film, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus. It was a dream come true for us fans of the screechy evil green alien. Creator Jhonen Vasquez even included some homages to the canceled cartoon, something only fans could've chuckled at. Here are 10 of those moments in Enter the Florpus.
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‘Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus’ Review | Saturday Mourning Cartoons Podcast

Welcome to the Saturday Mourning Cartoons podcast, the weekly show for all things animation, including news, reviews, and interviews, from co-hosts Dave Trumbore and Sean Paul Ellis. This week, we’re reviewing yet another Nickelodeon-backed Netflix special, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! This hour-plus movie marks the first time the Irken invader has appeared on the small screen in almost exactly 13 years. Does Zim's return live up to the original series? We talk about that and more while also chatting with the series' creator himself, Jhonen Vasquez in a lengthy interview about all things Zim. …
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‘Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus’ Creator Jhonen Vasquez on His New Netflix Special

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus arrives on Netflix today with the aim of conquering the Earth at long last! It's been 13 years, almost to the day, since Jhonen Vasquez's Nicktoon was last on the air. However, the title alien menace had a tough time getting any regular airings on Nickelodeon and its affiliate networks. And fellow Nicktoon Hey Arnold! and its movie treatment didn't quite get the numbers that the parent network was looking for. Enter Netflix. The streaming giant recently released the Nickelodeon-backed special Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling, and just one week …
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Trailer And Images For Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus Now Streaming On Netflix

Fans have been eagerly anticipating the return of Jhonen Vasquez’s “Invader Zim” with the release of a new Netflix film titled “Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus”. Despite only lasting two seasons on Nickelodeon, the 2000’s animated series made a huge impact on pop culture and was beloved by fans. The show, which features a small and quite angry alien attempting to take over the earth, pushed boundaries as many of the episodes featured some pretty dark themes for an animated series. Well, the “doom” is about to strike again, as “Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus” is now currently available on Netflix! You can watch the trailer below: You can also view some still images from the film below:
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The official trailer for Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus has finally arrived!

  • JoBlo
Hold up ... can this be real? It is! Netflix has finally unleashed an official trailer for Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus! What manner of sorcery is this? Fans of Jhonen Vasquez's strange corner of the animation stratosphere rejoice! After what feels like forever, the excitable alien invader, Zim, and his robot companion, Gir, are back, and they're looking to drive their archnemesis, Dib…
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Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! Review

After so many years, the Invader Zim movie has finally arrived on Netflix!

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This Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! review contains some very mild spoilers.

It’s been over two years since Nickelodeon announced the production of a revival movie of their cult classic series, Jhonen Vasquez’s Invader Zim. It was already a nostalgic dream come true for diehard Zim fans like myself, but then Nickelodeon went the extra mile by recreating the conditions of the show during its original run. Just like they did in the aughts, they greenlit the production and then stopped supporting it entirely, with the seeming intent to bury it without it ever seeing the light of day. What a blast from the past! It’s stuff like this that continues to make Nickelodeon my favorite Viacom subsidiary.

Luckily, Netflix has never met a nostalgic property it didn’t like and
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Inside Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! with Jhonen Vasquez

Joe Matar Aug 12, 2019

Jhonen Vasquez answered our questions about how Invader Zim has evolved but is mostly still about screaming jerks.

The existence of Invader Zim is unlikely in the first place. For some reason, Nickelodeon approached Jhonen Vasquez—a comic book author whose most famous work up until that point was a series called Johnny the Homicidal Maniac—and asked him if he wanted to make a kids’ cartoon. They regretted it almost immediately, but, even more unlikely, Zim went on to build a rabid cult following that endures over a decade later and which made possible the revival movie, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus!.

We spoke to Jhonen and the Zim cast about the film last year in mostly vague terms but, now we’ve gotten a chance to see the movie, Jhonen was kind enough to email us answers to some deeper Florpus!-based questions. We
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The 10 Best Episodes Of Invader Zim Of All Time

After its initial launch on Nickelodeon in the early 2000s, Invader Zim became a huge cult classic with a massive online following. It was created by Jhonen Vasquez, known for the comics Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and Squee! at the time. Vasquez has since contributed to various shows as a character designer, including DisneyXD’s Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja and the Nickelodeon short Tmnt: Don vs Raph.

Arguably, Invader Zim is one of the most influential animated shows to come out of that time period, with echoes of its humor and tone present in Adventure Time, The Regular Show, Gravity Falls, and Steven Universe. But nothing can replace the cynicism, inventiveness, and craziness of Invader Zim. Thankfully, there are forty-six episodes and the upcoming TV movie Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! to fall back on.

From hilarious one-liners to organ abduction, here are the 10 best Invader Zim episodes of all time.
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Invader Zim: Inside the Return to Nickelodeon

Joe Matar Oct 4, 2018

Cult classic Invader Zim makes an unlikely return to Nickelodeon for a TV movie.

It’s been over a decade, but the groundbreaking animated sci-fi comedy series, Invader Zim, is finally returning to television with an hour-long television movie. The brainchild of comic book artist and writer Jhonen Vasquez, the series premiered on Nickelodeon in 2001, but was canceled during production of the second season. Though an ongoing comic materialized in 2015, fans of the cult hit have long hoped for Zim’s return to the small screen.

The original series follows Zim, an incompetent alien with delusions of grandeur who screams a lot, as he repeatedly fails to conquer planet Earth. He’s been sent there along with Gir, his incompetent robot assistant who also screams a lot, by their alien overlords, The Almighty Tallest, who just want Zim as far away as possible from “Operation Impending Doom II,
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Sdcc 2018 - Nickelodeon Gives A Sneak Peek Into Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus

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We finally have our first teaser for Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, thanks to the Nickelodeon panel at Sdcc! Watch it within...

14 years ago, Nickelodeon put the kabosh on the Invader Zim animated series. Since then, the series has collected a cult following, causing the long-running children's channel to bring back our beloved Zim & co. for another go, this time with their own movie! At Sdcc 2018, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus became the highlight of the Nickelodeon panel, which brought back all of the originals from the animated show Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (Gir), Wally Wingert (Almighty Tallest Red) and Kevin McDonald (Almighty Tallest Purple), and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus art director Jenny Goldberg. In addition to seeing them together again, in real life, Nickelodeon also unveiled the highly-anticipated teaser trailer that doesn't need words to love!

In Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus, Zim discovers
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Nickelodeon Brings ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ to Comic-Con

  • Variety
Nickelodeon will present panels for “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Invader Zim” at Comic-Con this summer in San Diego.

The “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” panel will take place Thursday, July 19 in room 6A at the San Diego Convention Center. Featured on the panel for the new series will be the show’s voice cast — Omar Miller as Raph, Ben Schwartz as Leo, Josh Brener as Donnie, Brandon Mychal Smith as Mikey, Kat Graham as April O’Neil, and Eric Bauza as Splinter. Also appearing will be co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward, and voice director Rob Paulsen.

The “Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus!” panel will take place, Friday, July 20 at 1 p.m. in room 6A. It will include original series creator Jhonen Vasquez, art director Jenny Goldberg, and voice actors Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (Gir), Wally Wingert (Almighty Tallest Red) and Kevin McDonald
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Comic-Con 2018: Your Guide to the TV-Related Panels and Screenings

Comic-Con 2018: Your Guide to the TV-Related Panels and Screenings
It’s almost that time of year when hordes of TV fans storm San Diego to get a sneak peek at their favorite returning shows and a glimpse of the upcoming season’s best new offerings at Comic-Con 2018. Below, we’ve compiled the dates, times and locations of all the major TV-related events.*

We’ll be updating this page as more panels are announced, so make sure to bookmark it and check back often!

Not paneling at Sdcc this year: Game of Thrones, Outlander, Westworld, iZombie, The 100, Gotham, Blindspot

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Deadly Class (Syfy) | Tba

Doctor Who (BBC America) | Stars Jodie Whittaker,
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Invader Zim: Nickelodeon Orders TV Movie Based on Animated Series

After more than a decade off the air, Invader Zim is coming back. Recently, Nickelodeon announced they've ordered a TV movie based on the cancelled series.Created by Jhonen Vasquez, the animated show centered on Zim, an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth to enslave the human race alongside his pet robot Gir. The series was cancelled in 2002 before season two was complete. The final few episodes of Invader Zim were not aired until 2006.Read More…
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Nickelodeon reviving Invader Zim for TV movie

Invader Zim is set to become the latest revival over at Nickelodeon, with the critically acclaimed cult animated series set for a feature-length TV movie, which will reunite original cast members Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (Gir), Andy Berman (Dib), and Melissa Fahn (Gaz) along with creator Jhonen Vasquez.

The show aired for two seasons between 2001 and 2002, although it was cancelled by Nickelodeon midway through season two, with the final episodes not airing until 2006. The show follows the titular Zim, an extraterrestrial determined to conquer and enslave the Earth.

Invader Zim is the third cartoon to receive a revival by Nickelodeon, with Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie set to air later this year, and a Rocko’s Modern Life special also on the horizon.
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‘Invader Zim’ TV Movie Teaser: Nickelodeon Reviving Animated Series — Watch

‘Invader Zim’ TV Movie Teaser: Nickelodeon Reviving Animated Series — Watch
Puny humans, be ready: “Invader Zim” is invading Planet Earth again “soonish”! Nickelodeon just announced plans to make a TV movie based on the animated series created by Jhonen Vasquez, which debuted on the network in 2001 and ran for two seasons, until 2004.

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The series followed an alien named Zim who comes to Earth from the planet Irk after his leaders sent him on a mission just to fool him, not knowing that in fact there was another planet out there. Once here, Zim and his malfunctioning robot Gir manage to blend in with the rest of the kids, while attempting to conquer the Earth and enslave the human race. Richard Horvitz (who voiced Zim), Rikki Simons (Gir), Andy Berman (Dib) and Melissa Fahn (Gaz) will return for the 90-minute TV movie, as reported by EW.

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Nickelodeon is Developing an Invader Zim Animated Movie with Creator Jhonen Vasquez

If you're a fan of Invader Zim, I'm sure you'll be happy to learn that Nickelodeon has teamed up with creator Jhonen Vasquez to develop a 90-minute TV movie. Invader Zim debuted on Nickelodeon in 2001 and followed the adventures of an extraterrestrial named Zim who was on a mission to conquer Earth and enslave the human race.

This was a great series that has a pretty big fanbase, but the series only last two seasons. The 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."

When talking about the project, Nickelodeon's Chris Viscardi had this to say:

“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
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'Invader Zim' Movie on the Way

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2017-04-05T04:29:03-07:00'Invader Zim' Movie on the Way

Nickelodeon has given the green light to a 90-minute Invader Zim TV movie based on the hit animated series which aired from 2001-2002.

The 2D-animated TV movie, from Invader Zim original creator Jhonen Vasquez, 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 series. Nickelodeon will produce.

The 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.

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.

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Invader Zim Movie Is Coming to Nickelodeon

Invader Zim Movie Is Coming to Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon officially announced today the greenlight for an all-new, 90-minute Invader Zim 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. Here's what Chris Viscardi, Svp, Content Development and Production, Animation, Nickelodeon, had to say about the TV movie in a statement.

"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. What makes this announcement extra
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‘Invader Zim’ TV Movie Based On Series Greenlighted By Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon has given the green light to a 90-minute Invader Zim TV movie based on the hit animated series which aired from 2001-2002. The 2D-animated TV movie, from Invader Zim original creator Jhonen Vasquez, 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 series. Nickelodeon will produce. The TV movie follows the perpetually desperate and delusional…
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