Jhonen Vasquez’ “Invader ZIM” is back in action, this time with a brand new special on Netflix. The video streaming service released a trailer for the new movie today and announced the release date. The new special is going by the name “Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus,” and its releasing on Netflix this weekend. The movie retains the same retro 90’s animation style from the original show, updated with sleeker CG and production budgets, and it still has the frequent screaming that was included in the original series.
Netflix teased the video on social media adding, “ZIM discovers his almighty leaders never had any intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in himself for the first time in his life, which is the big break his human nemesis, Dib has been waiting for.” The company continued, “When Zim reappears to begin the next phase of his evil alien plan to conquer Earth, his nemesis Dib Membrane sets out to unmask him once and for all.”
If you need a refresher, the original 2001 series followed a small alien named Zim from the planet Irk. The alien had one mission, conquer Earth, and he never knew that he was really sent to Earth as a means of getting rid of him. Zim takes on the disguise of a human child while stationed here, but a boy name Dib can tell he’s an alien and he struggles to take over the planet. The show ran from 2001 through 2004, and even launched two video games called “Invader ZIM: Dib’s Nanochase” and “Invader Zim: In-Sanitation.”
Fans of the original series can watch the trailer below.
Zim isn’t the only reboot at Netflix, Rocko from “Rocko’s Modern Life” also returned for a special called “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling.” Joe Murray directed the special, with Raymie Muzquiz producing.
If you need to set a reminder, “Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus” launches on Netflix on August 16th. If it catches on with a new generation we might see more episodes of the popular galactic invader, but for now, fans will have to be happy with the special.
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