Invader ZIM: Season 1 (2001 - 2002)

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Season 1
Invader ZIM

Critics Consensus

The right balance of dark humor and spastic earnestness make Invader Zim a creepy kid's cartoon worthy of its cult following.

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Critic Ratings: 13

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User Ratings: 17
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Episodes

1
Air date: Mar 30, 2001
2
Air date: Apr 6, 2001
3
Air date: Apr 13, 2001
4
Air date: Apr 20, 2001
5
Air date: Apr 27, 2001
6
Air date: May 4, 2001
7
Air date: Aug 17, 2001
8
Air date: Aug 24, 2001
9
Air date: Aug 31, 2001
10
Air date: Sep 7, 2001
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Cast

Richard Steven Horvitz
as Invader ZIM
Lucille Bliss
as Ms. Bitters
Rodger Bumpass
as Professor Membrane
Ted Raimi
as Holographic Marzoid Head/Invader Skoodge
John Garry
as Mysterious Mysteries Anchor
Wally Wingert
as Red Irkin Leader
Kevin McDonald
as Purple Irkin Leader
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Critic Reviews for Invader ZIM Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

The animation's angular look and the characters' big, expressive eyes give Invader ZIM a distinctive look.

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The show's sense of humor is somehow dark without being bleak; even when the show takes its cues from horror movies - it's often quite scary - it's somehow never too much.

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The cartoon captures a nice blend of the innocent and the satirical, and should appeal to Nick's core audience of youngsters and early teenagers.

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The deliriously original Invader Zim rocks.

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Invader Zim not only holds up incredibly well, it also feels like it was rather ahead of its time and maybe it would have lasted longer today.

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Invader Zim is a perfect example of a cartoon that straddles the line between children's and adult entertainment.

Jan 31, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The shows weren't consistent. Some were absolutely hilarious, while others were just, eh. Real scientific description, I realize.

Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Invader Zim is by and large an unapologetically goofy show, which is a big part of its appeal.

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…

The strange and fantastical spaceships and technology that creator Jhonen invented for his world, along with a hint at the show's humor and art style, all of which help demonstrate what made Invader Zim the cult cartoon hit it still is today.

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The spastic E.T., along with the world around him, capitalizes on cheeky, masochistic, and random humor in ways viewers of all ages can appreciate.

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…

If you prefer your humor to be equal parts dark and random, then it's time to re-watch this short-lived Nicktoon.

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Invader Zim is without a doubt one of the strangest and chillingly creepy television programs to debut on Nickelodeon.

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Audience Reviews for Invader ZIM: Season 1

  • Sep 24, 2019
    "I'm gonna sing the doom song now" Yes kids Invader zim is my favorite cartoon! What's Invader zim? Look it up
  • Sep 23, 2019
    It's one of the best shows I've ever seen!
  • Oct 17, 2018
    Though the art style is amazing, the jokes make very little sense and are only funny about 10% of the time.

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