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|Created by||Jhonen Vasquez|
|Developed by||Jhonen Vasquez|
|Written by||Frank Conniff|
|Directed by||Steve Ressel|
|Voices of||Richard Steven Horvitz|
Rosearik Rikki Simons
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||27 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Distributor||Viacom Media Networks|
|Original release||March 30, 2001 –|
December 10, 2002
Invader Zim, branded as Invader ZIM, is an American animated television series aired on Nickelodeon. It started on March 30, 2001 and was cancelled on December 10, 2002. The show centers around Zim, an eponymous alien from the planet Irk, who inhabitants participate in an event called "Impending Doom". After failing it, Zim is determined to prove himself to his leaders, the almighty tallest and conquer Earth. However, the tallest only sent him to his planet as a "secret mission" only to get rid of him. The series has high cost to air and the age demographic was aimed toward children. Nickelodeon cancelled the series on January 17, 2002, before the second season was completed. The rest of the completed episodes were first made available on DVD on October 12, 2004.
The series follows Zim, an alien from the planet Irken. He was sent to a "mysterious planet", because the Tallest sent him for Operation Impending Doom II. Six months later, Zim lives in a house shaped base, planning world domination on Earth.