Why does Dib, from Invader Zim, sound like his voice has been digitally altered? Mostly it just makes him sound muffled, but it's particularly obvious in the line, "You're a hideous blob of stolen organs!" in the episode "Dark Harvest": http://dai.ly/x3guss?start=417

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Invader Zim is the love child of a megalomaniac and executive meddling. J.V. visión for the show is incredibly dark for what is supposed to be a children's show, and Nick couldn't commit to it. Because of that, Vasquez was forced to edit and re edit and change and rewrite many episodes, or Nick changed them afterwards.

The result is many jokes are dropped, and lines were redubbed all the time to make them kid safe. That was not the original line, as you can hear.

  • Ohhh, that's a much more meaningful answer than I was expecting. Do you know if there are unedited versions about?
    – Erhannis
    Jan 23, 2017 at 0:32
  • @Erhannis no. These are changes made before the episode even aired. The only post air change was "Door to Door" due to 9/11 reasons.
    – cde
    Jan 23, 2017 at 1:38

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