Zim and Gir are back and gracing our TV screens!
Netflix announced new Invader Zim movie teaser yesterday, and we’re all reminiscing. Enter the Florpus is set to release Aug 16 and it will be the first time in over a decade that we’ll see Zim and his hyperactive robot assistant.
Fans, as they do, took to the comment section to voice their reactions. One wrote, “WE GOTTA RAID AREA 51 AND RELEASE ZIM!!” Others wrote, “Literally any show that’s not under Disney: *Gets cancelled* Netflix: ‘Congratulations, you are being rescued. Please do not resist.'” But, there’s no complaints here! We’ve all been silently begging for the reboot since the show’s cancellation in 2006.
This teaser drops a year after the initial reboot was announced at San Diego Comic Con. In the previous trailer we got a glimpse at the new animation, stunning colors, and what difficulties Zim will be facing.
New Movie, Same Zim
The cartoon aired in the early-to-mid ’00s and wasn’t a hit with the audience’s core demographic. Young kids found the show to be scary and couldn’t quite grasp the concept of the plots. Invader Zim was set around Zim’s impossible mission from The Almighty Tallest. The mission was an attempt to get rid of the plankton-sized villain by sending him to planet Earth. Zim took his mission seriously, though in the made for Netflix film, he loses his confidence for the first time ever.
Zim will deal with the fact that his superiors have no intention of coming to planet Earth, and he and Gir learn how to be alone.
Don’t be fooled, Zim still wants to conquer the world. And, we’re totally here for it. The 90-minute movie isn’t going to give us the run down of everything we’ve already seen throughout the series. So, we’re giving you our top 10 favorite moments from Invader Zim.
Our pick for number 10 is actually a compilation of one of Zim’s catchphrases. So, technically, we lied.
9. Gir having tea with a pig
Because who doesn’t want to be invited to Gir’s next tea party?
8. BACON IN THE SOAP?!?
Gir made it himself, be nice, Zim.
In which Gir needs to make sure we all know the he was the turkey this whole time.
6. Not stupid, advaaaaaanced
We’re all saying this about Gir, no matter how utterly stupid he is. How adorable is our favorite robot?
Us when Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus comes out.
4. Did that scare you, too?
Nothing quite like an intergalactic creature disinfecting his lair.
3. Services no longer required
Sometimes aliens just don’t want any human friends. (Are you guys sure you want to raid Area 51 still after watching this?)
2. Hi cow!
Between Gir pulling a hat out of his very clearly empty head and shaking his butt in the cow’s face, this moment definitely serves as one of the weirdest and one of our favorites.
We’ve been saving the best one for last, so without further ado…
1. The Doom Song
Admit it, you’ve found yourself singing along. If you haven’t, it’ll probably pop into your head in the middle of the night and haunt your dreams.
Did this somehow along the way turn into a fanGIR article? Yes, definitely. Absolutely no regrets. Let us know if you agree with our picks, and if you don’t – tells us what YOUR favorite moments from Invader Zim are.
Words: Shae Arabella | Featured Photo: Netflix