Rejoice, Invader Zim fans! The show is finally returning after almost 13 years of nothing happening. It will be a 90 minute TV movie from Jhonen Vasquez.
Per the EW report:
“Jhonen Vasquez’s seminal societal satire Invader Zim will return to Nickelodeon, as the network has just announced greenlight plans for an Invader Zim television movie. Four key original voice cast members — Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (GIR), Andy Berman (Dib), and Melissa Fahn (Gaz) — will return for the 90-minute movie, which picks up on a “perpetually desperate and delusional” Zim hatching a new plan to achieve his goal.”
So it appears that Nick has plans for all of the Nicktoons including Hey Arnold! and Rocko’s Modern Life – and even a giant Nicktoons movie. Two characters that Nickelodeon doesn’t have plans for however, are Ren and Stimpy. While speaking exclusively to us last month, co-creator of the show Bob Camp told us the following:
“They’re rebooting the Nicktoons without Ren and Stimpy. We actually pitched a Ren and Stimpy movie to Paramount, they wanted nothing to do with it. [Adult Party Cartoon] poisoned the well. I think it really left a sour taste in everyone’s mouth. I had nothing to do with that one. And now, someone [at Paramount] doesn’t want anything to do with Ren and Stimpy.”
Hopefully, with Invader Zim being one of the darker characters to ever have a Nick series, there will be a change of heart in regards to Ren & Stimpy. Good news for Zim fans like yours truly, though.
What do you think of this news? Are you surprised Nick is bringing back Invader Zim? Be sure to tell us your thoughts in the comment section below!