I just rewatched the first 8 episodes of this show and it's a lot better than I remembered
I didn't have cable as a child so I never watched it
I'd be keen to watch it someday
Fun show. I always liked shows that were sort of dirtier-looking, with asymmetrical characters and angular shapes rather than the odd-looking bubble-shaped characters that are popular these days.
I think this was an extension of the gross out humor era we had in the 90s-2000s. Things were dirtier and marilyn manson was a thing. punk, goth and then... scene? Things got kinda weird. this "gross" style of cartoon was especially popular in latin america where you can still find it if you look.
Movie confirmed for an August release
It's one of those shows where removing the sound effects, music and facial expressions would make it dogshit (like ed edd n eddy). Although like >>4 mentioned it falls in line with the gross out era of cartoons, but unlike most of the shit they aired on networks like FOX Kids that blatantly plagiarized Ren & Stimpy, Zim had the classic weird emo Jack Skellington hot topic scene vibes. From the looks of the trailer of the movie so far, it's super polished and the sky looks more like a sunset than a nightmarish dark red sky