SF Cartoons Win Emmies
Posted by Micah (MCAH) on Tue 14 Aug 2001 - 15:01
Episodes of Futurama and Invader Zim won Emmy Awards for achievement in animation. More information is available from SF Wire. I've seen Futurama (and enjoyed it greatly), but I haven't heard of Invader Zim. Has anyone caught an episode of it?
I'm not familiar with Invader Zim either, though I know I've heard people speak of it before.
If you have the Cartoon Network, don't miss the hour-and-a-bit long premiere episode of "Samurai Jack" which they are playing ad nauseum like they always do. It's the newest project from Genndy Tartakovsky ("Dexter's Laboratory", "Powerpuff Girls"). It features his characteristic minimalist style, paired with some very artistic backgrounds and a more mature storyline than either of the other two series.
I found the corporate overtones of the domination of the planet (and soon the universe?) by the demon Aku to be quite amusing. If the story doesn't get mired in the trite and predictable, I think this could be the next highly acclaimed series from him.
Invader Zim is a hilarious, warped cartoon about an alien (Zim) who is sent to infiltrate Earth and learn about its weaknesses, to prepare for future conquest. Zim is posing as a kid, encountering the usual slew of dysfunctional school-children and his bizzare teacher, in addition to stranger individuals and groups who show up for single episodes.
Dronon exposed several of the furs around here to the series; it's definitely worth watching. My favourite episode so far: The water-fight one }:). Find a friend who's taping it, and organize a movie night (warning: too many straight episodes can warp your view of reality).
Created by comic book artist Jhonen Vasquez, Invader Zim tells the story of Zim's attempts at trying to invade planet earth. Assisting Zim is his robot Grrrr, who often takes the form as Zim's pet dog. Jhonen Vasquez is also know for his comics "SQUEE!" and "Johnny, The Homicidal Maniac" -- published by Slave Labor Graphics.
Invader Zim runs in Nick Fridays at 9pm.
Aaaah, Slave Labor Graphics. Purveyors of the fine, violent comic "Milk & Cheese." I love those people. :)
"We use them for divine retribution."
I greatly enjoyed "I Feel Sick" after a friend gave me them, and Invader Zim got me a "You watch weird stuff" from select family members.
Please tape it for us Canadians! We need more ZIM!
Random furry fact, the famouse Squee Rat is named after that comic.
Melissa "MelSkunk" Drake
I must expose you to Johnny, The Homicidal Maniac. I think you will love it.
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