Parents' Guide to

Invader Zim

By Andrea Graham, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

This little green guy has one big 'tude.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 33 parent reviews

age 2+

Cool Beans

this show cured my depression
age 6+

I love invader Zim so much. It has to be my favorite Nicktoon of them all. Yeah it’s kind of dark and gritty but that’s the thing about this show it uses dark humor better then any other show I have seen. It animation is so stunning and I recommend this show to those who haven’t seen it

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (33 ):
Kids say (220 ):

Invader Zim is a perfect example of a cartoon that straddles the line between children's and adult entertainment. It's full of dark humor, humans are depicted as less-than-intelligent life forms, and Zim has a complete lack of concern for life -- all of which might raise some parents' eyebrows. What's more, Zim's vocabulary is full of put-down words like "idiot" and "stupid."

As a result, families should be cautious about letting younger children watch Invader Zim. But tweens, older kids, and adults will probably enjoy the show's comedy of errors -- certainly many of us can relate to Zim's desire to rule the world and will enjoy his laugh-out-loud attempts to get some "space cred."

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