General Room With
With a Moose/Downloading
I get an "ACCESS DENIED" or "AUTHORIZATION" error message when I try and
download a file?
Try again in a couple minutes.
This happens all the time because your sockets do not always close when
they are supposed to. This message does NOT mean you're banned.
forever to download a file!
Use the mirrors. They are here
to distribute the load, and will often times be much faster.
gets interrupted all the time. What will fix this problem?
Download managers will often do
a better job of restarting a broken download. Two programs mentioned on
the message board are: NetVampire and GetRight.
the deal with BitTorrent?
try to unzip the file, I get a CRC error (or corrupted zip). What's the
This means the file was corrupted
during the transfer. Clear your browser cache and try downloading it again
know the password…
The password is yourmom.dhs.org/zim
I tried did not work.
Make sure your caps lock is off.
play Real Video files (.rm)!
Get RealPlayer or RealOne.
I get no
sound when I play the DivX (.avi) files!
Download this file and install
it. Also try nimo44.exe if the fisrt one does not work.
part of a WMV is lagged and chunky.
Your computer might not be fast
enough. Someone suggested closing other programs to free up memory.
a mac. How do I play a WMV file?
For OS 8.1 and up, use: this
For OSX, use this
play the QuickTime file (.mov)
Get the newest QuickTime Player.
I need to become a mirror??
You need 2 things:
1) A server. It can be a web server
or ftp server. I can NOT help you with this.
2) A fast connection. 99% of all
DSL/Cable is NOT fast enough. College/Corporate networks are good if there
is no firewall. If you can put 1 Mbit outgoing, it is worth putting up
If you can't meet these requirements,
look into hosting your stuff on Morpheus (or other P2P clients).
I do if I want to be a mirror, and already have a web/ftp server. Should
I ask you first?
No. You do not need permission.
Download all the episodes you want to share, put them on your server, and
send me the URL. I will add it to my mirrors section.
help me set up a web server?
No. Look for HOW-TO web sites.
How to download
Information for getting episodes
on IRC. (by bacon)
Fserv guide: http://yourmom.sh/~tom/IRCGUIDES/FS...aderZIM@mIRC-x/
Newbie guide: http://yourmom.sh/~tom/IRCGUIDES/No...aderZIM@mIRC-x/
How do I
change my avatar?
Avatars are small graphical images
that you may choose in your profile. They are displayed below your username
on all posts that you make. You can change your avatar by going to the
your 'user cp' (user control panel). It is located at the top left of the
board. Once there click on 'Edit Options' and at the bottom of the page
will be a section called 'Other Options', there you can change your avatar.
Your avatar can be no larger than 65 pixels by 65 pixels and cannot exceed
2,000,000 bytes. If you need an avatar, many members can help out. Just
request an avatar in the 'Misc / Offtopic' forum
How do I
There are two ways you can insert
pictures into your post. The first way is to attach the image. To attach
an image, create/reply to a post and at the very bottom of the page will
be a link to attach and image (please note you can only upload these type
of files *.gif, *.jpg, *.png, *.txt, *.zip *.,bmp and *.jpeg.
The second way you can insert an
image is to use HTML tags. First you need to have your image hosted on
a website, once that is done you can use the following HTML tag.
they called animal crackers?
You know what, I don't know. They're
not even cracker like, they are cookies for crying out loud!
Yes, people are working on an Invader
ZIM Fan Animated Series and they would love your help. For more info, go
The Closet With a Moose is a part
of the website where goodies such as scripts to unfinished episodes, audios,
official images etc. are placed and ready to download. No other website
offers this material. It is a treasure trove, especially for those interested
in the animation process, since it shows various steps of preproduction.
use some of your images?
Depends. If you are just going
to use the images for your home use or life away for the internet go for
it. For you people everything is up for grabs as long as you don't make
any money off of them or try and sell them on ebay. -spread the love-.
HOWEVER, for you people who want to redistribute the stuff on the internet
there are some restrictions. The only images that you may use for your
sites are the icons, animated gifs (including adoptions with a link back),
Official IZ images in the Other Pictures section, and of course link banners.
Other than that please don't use any other image for your sites, thanks.
episodes are there?
These episodes may not necessarily
be in order. An explanation by Steve is posted at the bottom of this list.
101- The Nightmare Begins
102a- Parent Teacher Night
102b- Walk of Doom
103a- Bestest Friends
104b- Dark Harvest
105a- Attack of the Saucer Morons
105b- The Wettening
106a- Career Day
106b- Battle Dib
107a- A Room With A Moose
108a- Invasion of the Idiot Dog
108b- Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy
109a- Planet Jackers
109b- Rise of Zitboy
110a- Plague of Babies
110b- Bloatys Pizza Hog
111a- Door to Door
111b- FBI Warning
112a- Bolognius Maximus
112b- Game Slave 2
113- Battle of the Planets
114- Halloween Spectacular of Spooky
115a- Mysterious Mysteries
115b- Future Dib
116b- The Sad Sad Tale of Chickenfoot
118a- G.I.R. Goes Crazy and Stuff
118b- Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom
119a- Hobo 13
119b- Walk for Your Lives
120- Tak, the Hideous New GIRl
The individual episodes are broken
up into A/B, so for example, 07a is A Room with a Moose.
Last but not least another list:
Season 2 (or what remains) is as
follows, and by now it's doubtful they will ever air:
Backseat Drivers from Beyond the
Stars (1/2 hour)
Mortos Der Soul Stealer
ZIM Eats Waffles
Fry Cook(1/2 hour)
GIRl Who Cried Gnome
Voting of the Doomed
Gaz- Taster of Pork(1/2 hour)
episodes will actually air?
Actually, Nickelodeon hasn't shown
any new Zim episodes in the US since The Most Horrible Christmas Ever aired
back in December 2002. It seems that Zim has also been totally yanked from
the airwaves completely on Nick. However, MUNDONICK, Nickelodeon's South
American branch, began showing new episodes in the early Spring of 2003.
They have aired, completely, the entire second season of ZIM, including:
Backseat Drivers from Beyond the Stars, Mortos Der Soul Stealer, ZIM Eats
Waffles, Frycook from Space, Vindicated, Girl Who Cried Gnome, Dib Ship,
Voting of the Doomed, and Gaz, Taster of Pork. Backseat Drivers has already
been encoded and is on the internet and #invaderzim. It is terrific. Mortos
is supposed to be the crappiest episode of all time (as many of these episodes
were rushed through production.) Frycook is just beautiful. We hope to
have these episodes encoded via our connections in Brazil and Mexico very
soon. There's more hope from this than from Nickelodeon.
It is highly doubtful that those
episodes will ever air in the US, however it is entirely possible they
will be leaked onto the Internet eventually.
What is used
to create the show?
They use Lightwave for 3D, After
Effects for composite and AVID for editing. Photoshop primarily for color,
although Steve heard some Painter was being used here and there.
did it cost?
One episode of Invader ZIM, on
average, cost somewhere around $13 million to make. (However, while that
is a lot, it cost over twice as much to make one episode of Futurama) Rumor
has it that the walnuts in our favorite episode (A Room with a Moose, of
course!) cost about $100 thou to animate.
from unseen material?
The missing words are 'Civil'
WARNING OF DOOM! Federal law provides
severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction,
distribution, exhibition of copyrighted motion pictures in any medium (Title
17, United States Code, Section 501 and 506). The Federal Bureau of Investigation
investigates allegations of criminal copyright infringement. They will
hunt you down like the dirty monkey you are and force you to wear a moose
skin and ride a greased piggy while singing folk tunes. They're forcing
me to ride the piggy as I write this. The piggy is smelly!
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the Pilot episode?
Everyone who has seen the pilot
admits that it's awful. The pilot episode has leaked in various places
and will eventually be available on the Internet.
How did Invader
ZIM end up at Nickelodeon?
Mary Harrington approached Jhonen
at the SD Comic Con 5 or so years ago and asked him if he would be able
to create a viable idea for a Nick TV series. For a year or two they refined
the idea and made a bible. As long as it did not contain any references
to any 'homicidal maniacs' they were okay. When Nick Central liked the
bible they sprang for a pilot, which was made about 3 years back. The Pilot
was never shown, and has a slightly more Ren & Stimpy appearance (The
voice actor for Ren voiced ZIM in the pilot). The Director/producer of
the pilot left (or something) and they got Steve to step in and guide the
TV show. Supposedly, some of the Nick guys weren't fond of the pilot episode
and decided it was better to pass, but kids at screening audiences rated
it higher then any other Nick pilot ever produced. It is assumed they were
obligated to produce the series duet to kid reaction, and because we think
Harrington was really pushing for it.
has ZIM won?
ZIM has won quite a lot of awards,
and all for its first episode. Here are the awards they won...
An Emmy- To Kyle Menke for Outstanding
Personal Achievement in Storyboarding.
An Annie- To Steve for storyboarding.
Animation Magazine's World Celebration
Award for Best Title Sequence in TV Animation.
They were nominated for 6 Annies-
Music, Direction, Storyboarding, Design, Best Show and Voice Acting (Richard).
There are only 7 or so categories for TV in the Annies and they had nearly
all of them tied down- No other show that year could claim as many nominations
as they had. In fact, no other shows were even close. Steve feels the only
reason they didn't win more was due to their rather fresh, unknown status
with most the judges. (Frankly, they should have won for Music if nothing
On a milder note, They also won
(Jhonen, Mary and the director) the Cannes film award for best Pilot the
year before. That was for the unseen pilot which got the series made.
For a first season Nicktoon, there
is no other which can compare for nominations or wins. When added up over
time, Rugrats has more awards, but they didn't start receiving awards until
'93 or so. The subject of critical and awarded claim is another odd angle
in the entire cancellation issue. One would think with awards like that,
the show would keep getting better and better. Unfortunately, it got worse.
One award that was forgotten was they were nominated for sound design in
the Golden Reel awards, but we don't know if they won. If YOU know, please
any appearances of Jhonen's other characters?
In the Halloween special there
is a small reference to JTHM, which is a different version yet similar
style to NNY.
Filler Bunny is in the beginning
of Dark Harvest. Tak is somewhat a more look alike version of NNY or Devi
just feminine wise. Keep looking you might see some more.
scenes deleted from ZIM?
Hell yes. All shows have to cut
scenes at some point!
Jhonen and Steve were sitting together
watching audience reaction to Bestest Friend, which was very confused/stunned...especially
the ending. Steve believes word got around, and after execs saw the results
a change was demanded. The original sequence Steve put into the boards
had Keef following the squirrel back onto the high tension wires. Keef
blew up when he grabs for the squirrel and grabs a junction on the lines
instead. They had to tuck and edit because Nick said it was 'imitatable
behavior', and kids will throw their younger brothers out of windows onto
power lines. A very stupid argument.
In botp if they did a long shot
of the planets when Dib and ZIM are fighting that looked like a face shoved
into a butt.
Or even something more disturbing
if you think about the shapes involved on the face of mars.
In Backseat Drivers just after Tallest
Red says "You! Save the dooonuts!" Tallest Purple looks at the "camera"
in an odd way - the thing cut there was, a donut was supposed to "hit the
camera" and leave crumbs, and Tallest Purple licked the crumbs off the
In Abducted, ZIM runs through the
spaceship looking for an escape. There were nice zooms and spider leg use,
and he swung on a cable through a storage area for unused glass capsules.
The scene was cut because Jhonen said so and his word was final.
Nick. execs made them take out all
Filler Bunnies after the Dark Harvest cameo.
Nick. wanted to cancel a couple
of episodes after the 9/11 terror. But decided in the end not to. Marked
episodes for total cancellation were- Walk for Your Lives and GIRl Who
GIRl Who Cried Gnome was reexamined
and was untouched.
Walk For Your Lives became a topic
of criticism due to the entire episode dealing with an enormous explosion
...they had to change the explosion colors and ripped out a few scenes,
added a few scenes and did some tweaking to the storytelling. One sad fatality
is a scene cut out where two firefighters are in their truck looking at
the explosion. Another cut for standards were scenes of Iggins getting
arrested and nearly beaten by cops (great stuff, but too violent).
Due to Bin Laden many episodes have
had tweaks and revisions in order to make the NY execs feel comfortable.
For weeks they were reminded since they were only blocks from the explosion
and they could still smell the burning bodies, so the crew felt really
bad and complied with the majority of requests. Episodes with minor changes
Door To Door
Battle of the Planets
Dibs Wonderful Life
GIRl Who Cried Gnome
Mortos der Soulstealer
Walk for your Lives
Most all further revisions to shows
were dealing with eliminating explosions, buildings exploding, vehicles
slamming into and the exploding inside buildings, and anything that 'made
fun' of rescue workers in any way. Steve believes personally, the scenes
modified for such weren't necessary and the episodes should have been placed
on hold for a little while until the fervor died down. Overall the scenes
cut were not that bad and usually had to do with the story or the humor
of situations. Door to Door is changed, a new scene is now inserted which
isn't nearly as nice as the original, but the original episode might not
have been yanked in other countries.
The scene they (Nick.) wanted changed
wasn't tower of cards, but the NY city destroyed scene in the VR helmet
in the Grout's house.
Both Richard and Rikki started
doing their voices at a natural cadence, and the crew upped the pitch without
speeding up the dialogue. As time went on, they became used to hearing
the pitched versions and they would read lines at higher pitch naturally.
Richard actually didn't need much of any pitch in later episodes. This
practice keeps the sound guys always in flux, and the audience with keen
ears aware of small difference in the voice.
You can also hear Rikki's energy
levels rise and peak with each record...not a bad thing if done sequentially,
or where appropriate. It was fun stirring him up in the booth to get insane
acting, but would end with his lungs giving him hell. Poor Rikki.
The GIR voice was slowed down as
the crew attempted to give an 'evil' tone to his voice....couldn't get
a really evil tone from Rikki, but it did get a little ominous.
hell is Dib's mom?
Dib's mom is never mentioned in
the series, however rumor has it that Jhonen said she lives in a jar somewhere.
the G in GIR stand for?
Nothing. Many people have said
it stands for "garbage." But it officially doesn't stand for anything at
Why was Invader
These are some of the excuses that
have been used & told:
Ratings: The only reason solidly
stated from NY Nick within the age demographics they used (kids 2-11years
old). There is no information available on age groups 12-up, but the show
was not rated on the top 20 on rated cable programs of a weekly format.
Certain Nick execs stand by the ratings being what killed ZIM. In spite
of the budget being the highest than any other current show (but only by
5 percent) and they DID GET that money back in the quality. Nick doesn't
care about, or isn't distributing, information on any viewing demographic
above 12 years old…slightly odd since there was one minor column saying
that Nick had a 30 percent jump in viewers 12-14 since one year ago. Somehow,
gauging the enormously successful sales of ZIM merchandise we are guessing
the bulk of that 30 percent lies in the ZIM audience.
Scheduling: ZIM has been placed
around the schedule repeatedly.
Advertising: Which Nick hasn't
done appropriately or nearly as well as they have done for other new shows…
and in spite of ZIM merchandise flying off the shelves while others did
only moderately well. They did move ZIM into other time slots where it
failed, but they didn't advertise one bit to let people know. Also, Their
website is a joke, their moderator acts as if he doesn't know the show
was cancelled. Yes, that's directed at YOU Nickza!
9/11: It wasn't the main reason,
but it gave everyone a good reason to begin considering ZIM's future. These
decisions are arrived at, pondered, weighed, researched, committee meeting
discussions, followed by more multi-level agreement and a final decision
which is then slowly handed down a long ladder of execs and office folk.
Artwork and Story: It was said to
one exec that ZIM is like a piece of steak, and the Nick audience has been
fed for years on oatmeal-most children that watch the simple Nicktoon can't
quite digest this show, and need help and time to acquire the taste. A
common complaint about the show was that there was too much screaming.
The turgid emotional state isn't quite a Utopian presentation, and might
upset the mild tempered Nick drones who love nothing more then a slower
paced, rather meek set of characters. Also the brash visual style with
perspectives, contrast, zips and colors might be a jarring experience compared
to the rather placid earth tones and simple animation on other shows. Then
you heap on the down endings and odd turn of events in episodes and you
get a program that doesn't fare too well with the unexploited innocents
of this world, but rather the breaking and broken, experienced, bitter
and bruised sorts that society created once puberty ignites.
Conspiracy: (Unofficial but accurate
reasons) Okay, "conspiracy" is a strong word, but it sure is an attention
grabber, isn't it? This is the category where we tell a little behind-the-scenes
story. When Invader ZIM first began production, everyone thought it was
going to be the miracle show audiences would love. And who can blame them?
A LOT of people wanted to work on this thing, resumes and portfolios were
flying. The dialogue was good, the artwork was vivid, the stories were
funny…you get the idea.
…And THEN the ratings came in.
Apparently the poor ratings surprised
the hell out of everyone. As the show continued, little things here and
there began to get worse. The timing worsened, jokes were becoming simple
and overused, the stories made less sense, etc. Jhonen and the Nickmonkees
clashed plenty, which didn't help. Keep in mind that Jhonen was given a
lot of responsibility over the show when he'd never worked in animation
before and wasn't given much time to learn. Plenty of things spiraled downward
Finally, certain season two episodes
were submitted as the "new and improved" Invader ZIM (the ones more like
Mortos der Soulstealer). Jhonen wanted the show to veer off in the direction
of those episodes - and they were considered the worst episodes made. If
fans saw them, many would probably be disappointed with the changes made
in the show. That is yet another reason why ZIM was cancelled, AND why
you won't see those episodes air in the US.
Meanwhile, the crew actually working
on the show was blasted into an alternate animation dimension where everything
was wrong, everyone was cruel, and ZIM just wasn't any kind of fun anymore.
It was a horrible experience, to jump onto this show everyone thought would
be such a success, only to have it crash and burn leaving a scar on all
their resumes (Many execs ignore that the work done on Invader ZIM was
some of the best this side of the Pacific, and only pay attention to the
fact that it was cancelled. Bastards). When ZIM was officially cancelled
on Jan. 17th, everyone was told they had to leave the premises within 24
hours (except the few staying on to make that last xmas episode)
In case you're wondering, no one
told us this part - we hired a professional psychic to delve into the collective
unconsciousness of humanity, and report back on whatever was found there
relating to ZIM. Psychics never lie. Anyone who tells you otherwise will
be punished for his or her horrible slander.
Cartoon Network (and other channels) pick it up and why is Nick to blame?
Cartoon Network is almost an absolute
impossibility because Nick will not sell ANY of its properties to competitors.
CN also has extremely limited budgets-that is why their shows lack detail
and movement, so even if CN were to get ZIM it would become half of what
it is now. Also, politically if CN gets ZIM and makes it succeed then the
execs at Nick who let ZIM slip by would be fired quickly. Thus better to
bury then let run.
They let 'Doug' slip once out of
contract and it ended up in Disney's hands. They are on guard, and will
never let that happen again, or sell anything unless they are in DIRE DIRE
DIRE financial straights, and even then, they'll just revert into Viacom
But if ZIM were on CN they would
advertise the hell out of it.
If ZIM were
brought back would the crew ever return?
Only a desperate need for money
(as in, work or starve) would get most members of the crew to return to
working on that show. Or maybe once people healed their wounds, they would
go back. However it is more likely the crew will move on to other projects,
and the best thing to do is wish them luck and hope more GOOD shows like
ZIM will come in the future.
Who is Jhonen
An interview with the creator is
self explanatory and can be found at http://www.revolutionsf.com/article/552.html.
It is a six part interview.
His other works can be found at
How he came to Nick:
Jhonen was approached by Mary Harrington…he
didn't make the first contact. She was at the SD Comic Con 5 or so years
ago and asked him if he would be able to create a viable idea for a Nick
TV series. Several months later he came to LA with his idea.
-45- has indicated that JV and himself,
being gamers, are always in the lookout for skins, so if anyone finds any
please let -45- know, and he'll send them to JV with your LOVE.
Who is Steve
When the credits start rolling
on Invader ZIM after Jhonen's name has been displayed, one of the next
names you will see is Steve Ressel, Director/Producer of Invader ZIM.
He oversaw the animation on all
levels, and made sure parts were put in their right places these parts
may be action scenes along with many others. And they in turn become the
copulation that we sit down and watch mesmerized at and inevitably wind
up drooling over. You know this coming from a happy fan and all.
How he came to ZIM.
He was in the last two weeks of
directing at 'God, The Devil and Bob' and his producer Margo Pipkin (Simpsons
early years, Duckman, Dreamworks TV) said she was asked if she knew any
bright promising talent to handle this show Mary H. had going at Nick.
he sat in her office and watched the ZIM pilot and thought-'Oh Great, Not
another Ren and Stimpy styled show with gratuitous clowny acting.' but
also thought, 'Hey, that cafeteria battle is my sorta stuff!'
After meeting with Jhonen and seeing
what he wanted from the series, and how the pilot was structure semi-contrary
to his wishes he thought, 'Yes, this could be awesome.', and that this
series was exactly what he had wanted to do in animation for the past 5
years. The Evil Dead 2 poster behind Jhonen's desk convinced him he liked
some seriously unique films. He was hired back to Nick, exactly 7 years
after Mary H. laid him off from Rocko.
While attending the Joe Kubert
art school and in between semesters he worked as a projectionist/usher
for AMC during the summer of 89'(or it may have been 88'). Let's just say
the ending is: Thank GOD for the brilliant failures that are so bountiful
in 80's films. He's worked in animation many years since then, mostly as
a storyboard artist, and then director. He is currently on hiatus, working
on his own projects.
For those who doubt his identity:
If anyone is hanging their life's
hopes on his authenticity, they need something better to fill their time.
It's not like anything said will change your life drastically.
He came on because 45 (Ian Graham)
and Hanzhi Tang, 3D artist, were telling him about the support for ZIM
on the site.
If you would like to contact Steve
you can either e-mail him or private message. His public AIM/iChat screenname
is Steve Ressel.
the ZIM staff has posted at RWAM?
The first staff member to join
our message board signs on under the name "-45-." By now there's no point
keeping secret that he is Ian Graham, ZIM storyboard artist. If you look
at the episodes Career Day and Mysterious Mysteries, He is in line for
a cocofang autograph and is one of the Saucer Morons in the Blotch crowd,
respectively (there are other cameos of him on the show where he wears
a hat with -45- on it… search). He signed on as a mystery staff member,
who wouldn't like his name to be revealed because Mary Harrington sometimes
lurked on rwam to make sure people weren't leaking info at the time.
Steve Ressel signed on (as himself)
to confirm -45-'s relation to ZIM as an artist for the show. He also answers
questions. Oh such questions he answers. Ask away, don't be shy.
Chris Graham, storyboard artist,
uses the name "Xtro" on the message board. He and Hanzhi Tang (CG guy)
posted to comfirm -45-'s identity. There is a time gap over late spring/
early summer, in which none of the staff members posted, because silence
was imposed upon them by the Nick execs. However in August they were released,
and while they do not post as often as before (they are quite busy, most
with new jobs), they will show up on occasion.
John Fountain, character designer,
signed on as "Richard Hatch" (there is a story behind that in the Quest
for Holy Cameos thread) in August. He has helped with cameos and an inside
look at the animation field, and has known Chris and Ian for years.
John, Chris, and Ian were last seen
working on Fairly Oddparents at Nick.
For those who doubt their identities:
They don't care if you believe
them or not. They just came in to share the info, and get feedback from
the fans…if you wish to contact them they can be emailed or private massaged
through the message board's services.
So how about
the Cast and Crew?
"Only one person was killed
in the making of ZIM. Physically. Souls...about 20 were destroyed." ~Steve
THE LIST OF PEOPLE TO BLAME!
Main Title Music
End Title Music
Richard Horvitz - ZIM
Rosearik Rikki Simons - GIR
Andy Berman - Dib
Melissa Fahn - Gaz
Lucille Bliss - Ms. Bitters
Kevin Hamilton McDonald - Purple
Wally Wingert - Red
Rodger Bumpass - Professor Membrane
Mo Collins - Robot Mom
Michael McDonald - Robot Dad
Mr. Scolex (Jhonen)-various
Donna Grillo Gonzales
Louie Del Carmen
Original Character Design
Background Design Spencer G. Davis
Maurice F. Morgan II
Hyo Sung Lee
Hae Wook Lee
Rosearik Rikki Simons
Jim E. Lara
William K. Exter
CGI Animation by Nick Digital
CG Production Assistant
Supervising Recording Engineer
Production Dialogue Supervisor
Post Production Supervisor
Supervising Picture Editor
Audio Post Production
Sound Design/Sound Effects Editors
Overseas Layout Directors
Young Chae Kim
Hyo Sung Lee
Sae Wook Lee
Il Choel Chung
Overseas Key Animation Directors
Chang Gun Noh
Cheol Hui Han
Overseas Studio Managing Director
Kim Joo Suk
Executive in Charge Of Production
They're everywhere if you know
where to look for them, particularly in Walk of Doom and Attack of the
Saucer Morons. There will be even more in The Most Horrible Christmas Ever.
Brent was the biggest background
character- he is the long fuzzy haired guy in the red shirt hailing a bus
in Walk of Doom. Roman walks the streets in WOD, and Chris Graham shows
up occasionally as a Fred Durst looking guy with a red hat on backwards.
-45- (guy wearing hat with -45- on it) among other places, stands in line
for a Cocoafang autograph in Career Day.
Of course Steve is in The Wettening
buying a hot dog from street vendor and walking away with it before being
devoured by a wave of water and many others. In the same episode is that
(famous?) scene of Jhonen choking on a fish.
Bet you didn't know the early character
designs for the show were caricatures of the crew. When a series starts
up, there is a need for 100 kids and 100 adults. Ideas for unique characters
begin to fade and the artist needs some creative input for all the drone
adults and kids in the background, so the crew became references. The board
artists began to pepper the series with cameos of Jhonen, Roman Dirge,
Steve and many other staffers. For more info check the Quest for Holy Cameos
the music? Kevin Manthei interview?
Kevin Manthei, who created the
music for Invader ZIM, released a ZIMphony Soundtrack months back. You
can find out more info on this at http://www.kmmproductions.com
and you can listen to his inerview about working on ZIM at http://kmmproductions.com/Music/ZIM_ZIMphony_Interview.mp3
Roman Dirge (Lenore comics et al.):
Aaron Alexovitch (helping Sera
with Serenity Rose): www.heartshapedskull.com
Rosearik (Rikki) Simons (with his
wife Tavisha working on comics):
Kevin Manthei (listed above, da
Music Man): www.kmmproductions.com
Steve Ressel own a friends-only
lj at www.livejournal.com for those interested
in cartooning and animation education. Email him for access.
Things Fans Do
Click Dib below to find out:
Who to write
and email about the show
Nothing you say or do will ever
bring ZIM back. However, if you refuse to believe us or have some other
reason for contacting someone, these addresses were graciously provided
1515 Broadway 38th floor
NY, NY 10036
1515 Broadway 38th floor
NY, NY 10036
1515 Broadway 39th floor
NY, NY 10036
231 W. Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502
It has also been suggested by -45-
that you tell Nick how much you want to buy ZIM toys and Merchandise!!
Money *does* talk - show them how much cash they could make if they would
really support the show with some good old-fashioned marketing.
Viewer Feedback Services
New York, NY 10036
231 West Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91502
770 Broadway, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Also send letters to Herb Scannel,
who is in charge of Nick, at the 770 Address - or hey, *any* of the above
Send letters to Mattel Toys and
MacFarlane Toys about wanting ZIM merchandise. Talk about how great the
333 Continental Boulevard
El Segundo, CA 90245-5012
(310) 252-2180 fax
"Send a very polite email to Mcfarlane
toys and tell them you would like to see action figures. Mention how interesting
and intelligent the show is...and tell them the art is great too. email@example.com"
If someone could find the snail
mail address for McFarlane that would be great.
For SAVING the show: http://www.petitiononline.com/izlovers/petition.html
I get episode downloads?
You can find episode download here
at roomwithamoose.com. You will also find available mirrors for downloading
(what are mirrors? Mirrors are site that contains the same files to help
reduce the amount of people download from the same server)
I find ZIM trading cards?
You can find trading cards on Nick's
website at http://www.nick.com/home/mynick/trading/
Hot Topic. http://www.hottopic.com
Probably because it had to do with
Jhonen already having merchandise there (Squee, Happy Noodle Boy, JTHM,
ect….) and Nick had a Sponge Bob deal with Hot Topic already
the after-show chats?
After the show, fans would go to
http://www.wormbaby.com/chat. Steve Ressel would come on to talk about
the shows right after they aired, however, both the shows and wormbaby
are now gone.
Invader Zim DVDs?
The first Episode of IZ was released
on DVD on September 20, 2003. It is called 'Nickstravaganza 2' and
can only be bought at Wal-Mart, or at Wal-Mart's online store:
The Official IZ DVD set is being
released by Anime Works (not related to the Nickstravaganza DVD). Please
visit out official DVD page for all the latest news.
Please DO NOT buy unofficial IZ
DVDs that are for sale on ebay and at conventions. I have heard stories
of people who buy them and say that the quality sucks. Please support the
official DVDs when they are released.
Most of these threads have been
archived and are available for viewing. In fact, if you're bored and REALLY
want more info, go through all the archives. Those threads are honored
for a reason, ya know
Thread: Damn Them!!!!!
Thread: what's the REAL reason nick
cancelled IZ? (no more rumor/hearsay please!)
Thread: Christians are getting ZIM
Thread: -45- Your avatars (or how
eva u spell dat)
Thread: Anyone else hear any thing
on ZIM being Uncancelled?
Thread: a new unhealthy obsessi-er-i
Thread: Why is she doing this to
Thread: ZIM Skins?????
Thread: What was your reaction when
you first saw Invader ZIM?
Thread: things you might not have
Thread: ZIM Uncancelled?????!!!!!!
Thread: 45 is Alive.
Thread: How many new ZIM episodes
have yet to air?
Thread: I got something cool
Thread: Hi Res IZ images wanted!
Thread: New Trivia!
Thread: NEW EPISODES START MARCH
22nd, 2002 !!
Thread: Hoy' ya doin?
Thread: Just Sharin'
Thread: Episode list…
Thread: VP3 episodes
Thread: round of applause
Thread: YAY! more art!
Thread: Anni Awards
Thread: TV's Frank
Thread: one of those rare on topic
Thread: Deleted scenes.
Thread: Episode Number Confusion
Thread: Battle of the Planets… Discussion
Thread: What 8 episodes were banned?
Thread: That episode rocked!
Thread: oh the spooky horror!
Thread: words to fbi warning of
Thread: Did GIR's voice change?