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The Invasion of Zim Proceeds!
It's come to my attention that Invader Zim will be returning as a T.V. movie. I learned this through the promotional video on Nick Animation's on April 4th 2017. So after eleven years of ranting, raving, begging, pleading, and petitioning, Invader Zim fans get their wish. There's no announced premiere date for the film's release, but there is a short summary:"The Invader Zim 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."
Now it lacks specifics, but fans speculate that this will officially end the series. This however has not been confirmed by Nickelodeon, so I'm assuming that this conclusion was reached because of the feel of finality in the line about him devising a plan to finally get the Tallest attention. On a surface it seems like the premise of a finale. Another aspect that enforces this notion is because Jhonen and crew planned on five seasons and a t.v. movie as the series finale. And given that the series was canned after two seasons, the logical thing to do would to end the series with this film.
Invader Zim was a series that aired from 2001 to 2004, but was revived to continue in 2006 on Nicktoons Network with seven previously unaired episodes.
The premise deals with an alien named Zim who is seen as a nuisance by his leaders is sent invade Earth in order to get rid of him. Believing that he's meant to invade Earth, Zim tries to conquer it while occasionally be thwarted by the human Dib.
The series has garnered a cult following over the years despite initial lack in ratings on Nickelodeon. This resulted in a large amount of Zim based merchandise that apparently outnumbers Star Wars Merchandise, though I have yet to confirm this. This cult following also cultivated in three fan conventions called "Invader-Con." As a result Nickelodeon re-aired reruns on Nicktoons Network to see if it'd garner enough ratings to warrant a revival. A revival that apparently wouldn't occur until this year. The reason for the delay is because Zim's staff was approached about reviving the show, but declined due to the small budget they were offered.
Regardless I'm looking forward to the film, and hope it carries the spirit of the show.