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It’s Official: Nickelodeon Is Making An ‘Invader Zim’ Movie

Nickelodeon announced this morning a greenlight for an Invader Zim made-for-tv movie.

The 90-minute 2D film will follow the further adventures of Zim, the alien whose mission is to conquer Earth and enslave humans. Four key original voices from the early-2000s series will return — Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (GIR), Andy Berman (Dib), and Melissa Fahn (Gaz). No release date for the film has been set.

“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,” said Chris Viscardi, SVP of content development and production for animation at Nickelodeon. “What makes this announcement extra thrilling is the adventure that Jhonen has created for Zim, and I can promise you that it is as wonderfully absurd and strangely heartfelt as any fan of the original series could hope for, and kids seeing it for the first time will love it too.”

The 90-minute film follows earlier announcements by Nick to reboot the 1990s Nick properties Hey Arnold! and Rocko’s Modern Life with made-for-tv movies.

Cartoon Brew first reported the existence of an Invader Zim movie project in November 2016. The story was denied by Invader Zim creator Jhonen Vasquez, who inaccurately dismissed the Cartoon Brew story as a “rumor.” The network confirmed today Vasquez will serve as an executive producer on the project, which was in development at the time of our initial report.

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