It wasn't Nick's fault that Zim was cancelled. Jhonen Vasquez didn't want to do it anymore. Nickelodeon had nothing to do with it.
Nick had everything to do with it. Jhonen Vasquez left over "creative differences." In other words, Nick wouldn't allow him to do what he wanted to do. If granted creative freedom he might pick up Zim again. It was Steve Ressel, a key crew member, who said that he wouldn't do Zim anymore. From Zim's wiki article:
Creative differences with Nickelodeon drove Jhonen Vasquez from the show. Even if the show is ever picked up again, a key staff member, Steve Ressel, has stated that he no longer wishes to work on it. In an IGN interview, Vasquez has claimed that were he to get creative freedom on Zim, he may possibly continue it. Since the cancellation, Mr. Vasquez and the other crew have moved on to other projects.
An attempt to recreate Zim is being done by fans at the Invader ZIM Fan Animated Series. Fans have also raised an online petition for the relaunch of Invader Zim.
Vasquez has also mentioned that after Zim was finished he was approached by several animation production companies (some big names, he claimed) wishing for him to do a Zim like program. He's refused them all, not wanting to live life as a children's show producer, and wanted to go on to something else. What, exactly, is unclear at this point in time.
I can't help but wonder why Nick would pick up Invader Zim as it's darker then thier other shows, especially coming from the creator of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.
::shrugs:: I've always read that Jhonen Vasquez simply didn't want to do it any more.
He knew Nick was a children's TV station. He should have known that he can only be so dark. Anything more than what was present and they wouldn't allow it to be aired. He didn't want to do it any more because he couldn't do what he wanted. When people are asked to do something they are given a set of conditions, especially for a kid's based network. He signed the contract and took the money. Then, after Zim became popular, he wanted more "creative freedom". After all is said and done he quit.
Given the level of darkness on that show, and it was the darkest show on Nick, he had pleanty of creative control. I'm actually surprised they let "Dark Harvest
", as well as a few other episodes, on the air.
For all we know he used "creative differences" as a way to get out of doing the show all together. He stated himself that, "... not wanting to live life as a children's show producer
". The only people who know for sure are the people involved.
djtaylor wrote:HAY... pesonaly i'm a big fan of all the 80's action cartoons, stuf like
GI Joe-Mask-Dinosaucers-Jem- I've got abig list if any body caers.
Theres also a lot of early 90's cartoons I like "EXO Squad is the best"( i'm stil waeting for that one).And I almoset peed my pant when I herd Technoman was coming to dvd.
Dinosaucers!? I havn't thought about that cartoon in AGES! o_____o Oh my god. I used to loved that show on USA's Cartoon Express. I'd love for that to come out on DVD just see it again.
One I wouldn't mind seeing: The Animated Adventures of Grimm's Fairytales
, that came on Classic Nick. ;__; I loved that cartoon. That and David the Gnome. xD