Invader Zim is the latest retro cartoon to get the made-for-TV-movie at Nickelodeon, and while we don’t know much about it, we do know how long it will be.
A new job posting on Nickelodeon’s animation studio page is asking for six storyboard artists that will help develop “dynamic staging, acting, comedy, and some elaborate action sequences” for a 66-minute Invader Zim film. Nickelodeon announced the movie was being planned earlier this month, releasing a few teasers since then. Polygon has reached out to Nickelodeon for more information on the project.
Invader Zim creator Jhonen Vasquez tweeted that he had been working on the concept for the movie over the past year, despite other tweets suggesting otherwise. Before Nickelodeon announced the movie, Vasquez tweeted in 2013 that Invader Zim was cancelled forever, making the movie even more of a shock for dedicated fans.
Invader Zim follows an alien named Zim with imperialistic ambitions who tries to gain control of Earth. The satirical, self-aware series ran for two seasons before being cancelled, but garnered a pretty dedicated cult fan base following its cancellation.
The job posting doesn’t provide any hints as to when the movie can be expected, but Nickelodeon is currently prepping for the release of the TV movie version of Hey Arnold! and is also working on a TV movie adaptation of Rocko’s Modern Life, which is currently in development. What the run time for Invader Zim does give us, however, is an estimated runtime for the other two projects.
Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie will be released later this year.