Welcome to the Saturday Mourning Cartoons podcast, the weekly show for all things animation, including news, reviews, and interviews, from co-hosts Dave Trumbore and Sean Paul Ellis. This week, we’re reviewing yet another Nickelodeon-backed Netflix special, Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus! This hour-plus movie marks the first time the Irken invader has appeared on the small screen in almost exactly 13 years. Does ZIM’s return live up to the original series? We talk about that and more while also chatting with the series’ creator himself, Jhonen Vasquez in a lengthy interview about all things ZIM.
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Take a listen to our review and interview below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus:
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.
Invader Zim debuted on Nickelodeon in 2001 and chronicled the efforts of an extraterrestrial named Zim on a mission to conquer Earth and enslave the human race.