Invader Zim Is Coming Back as A TV Movie [Updated]

If there is one thing Nickelodeon has realised in the last year or so, it's the vast money- and publicity-generating power of nostalgia. But since it's bringing Invader Zim back, I'm kind of OK with the pandering.

Everyone's favourite inept, scenery-chewing alien invader will be back for a 90-minute movie featuring -- what else -- a new plan by Zim to achieve his goal. I am betting it does not work out exactly as he hopes or expects.

Importantly, EW reports that Richard Horvitz, Rikki Simons, Andy Berman and Melissa Fahn will all be returning, so Zim, GIR, Dibm and Gaz will all sound exactly the way they do in our heads. Oh, doesn't everyone have a brain that sounds like Zim yelling about lies? Just me? OK then.

There's no exact date for the movie yet, with Nickelodeon just greenlighting it and adding it to a slate that already has the Hey Arnold and Rocko's Modern Life TV specials on it. So, in addition to posting as many Invader Zim quotes as you can remember in comments, feel free to guess what's going to be announced next. I'm betting on Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, myself.

Update: No images, but we do have a little recording of Zim and GIR, back in action, promoting the TV movie:


    I love this, combined with the comics that have been released in the last 12 months I've been getting my Zim fix... but a new movie..... Give it too MEEEEE!!!!

    The comics are just great - especially discovering that Zim hasn't been hatching plans, or preparing to dominate the world when he returns. He has literally been hiding in the toilet since the show ended 😂


    I haz an excite. I love tacooooooooooooos

    I am betting it does not work out exactly as he hopes or expects.Or it could turn out like the Powerpuff Girls finale.

    Christine Cavanaugh (Oblina) passed away 2(ish) years ago, so I'd rather they not make an Aaahh! Real Monsters movie than have someone else take her place; but I would give my squeedly-spooch for an Angry Beavers movie. My body is so very ready for that.

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