Invader Zim and Rockos Modern Life TV Movies Bring Nick to Netflix

first_img 11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix MoviesWatch These Movies Before ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ Stay on target As a child of the 90s, I have a lot of loving nostalgia for Nickelodeon cartoons (or Nicktoons, as it were). Invader Zim and Rocko’s Modern Life are two shows I’m especially eager to revisit as an adult, considering that even as a kid I realized that the macabre alien invasion comedy and suburban satire went over my head. So I was pretty stoked when Nickelodeon announced that both shows were coming back as TV movie specials.The only issue is that as an adult I’m not watching much Nickelodeon on actual TV these days. Even as an older teen following the later years of The Legend of Korra, watching commercials targeted at extremely young children was starting to get awkward. And considering the real audience for both of these movies is surely grown-ups, Nickelodeon must’ve seen that was a problem.Fortunately, Nickelodeon is putting these cartoons on a place where Millennials can actually see them: Netflix. Check out new trailers for Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus and Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling both coming to the streaming TV service next month.In Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus creator Jhonen Vasquez returns to hopefully give some closure to Zim’s constant attempts to conquer the Earth. Either he’ll succeed or be thwarted by his paranoid alien conspiracy buff human nemesis Dib. Dumb robot GIR and floating meme Minimoose are also back. And Justin Roiland has been cast in an undisclosed role, which is great since Rick and Morty has similar sci-fi nihilism energy.Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling also brings back original creator Joe Murray for more skewering of contemporary culture. After missing out on two decades of advancement since his show was cancelled, Rocko struggles to adapt to modern technology while his friends Heffer and Filburt embrace it. It’s like Black Mirror but with a talking Wallaby. What’s the deal with smartphones?Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling premieres August 9 while Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus releases a week later on August 16. Hopefully Nickelodeon’s willingness to give these shows to Netflix is a good sign for the upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender Netflix show. And remember that there’s a live-action Dora The Explorer movie in theaters this August, too! The Nicktoons Cinematic Universe is coming along quite nicely.last_img

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