Invasion America

This article is about the TV series. For the board game, see Invasion America (board wargame).
Invasion America
Created by Steven Spielberg
Harve Bennett
Starring Mikey Kelley
Lorenzo Lamas
Tony Jay
Edward Albert
Leonard Nimoy
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Steven Spielberg
Harve Bennett
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) DreamWorks Animation
Original network The WB
Original release June 8 (1998-06-08) – July 7, 1998 (1998-07-07)

Invasion America is a 1998 American animated science fiction miniseries that aired in the prime time lineup on The WB. Produced by DreamWorks Animation (then part of DreamWorks proper, now owned by Universal Studios), the series was created by Steven Spielberg and Harve Bennett, who also served as executive producers.[1]


The story of Invasion America begins in the early 1980s, when humanoid aliens from the planet Tyrus begin to initiate their plans for making contact with Earth. Cale-Oosha, the ruler of Tyrus, looks into his uncle's project with Earth. However, his uncle, The Dragit, claims that their dying planet ought to invade Earth and take hold of its resources. Cale refuses, and a civil war breaks out.

Cale and Rafe, his bodyguard, trainer, and trusted friend, escape to Earth, disguising themselves as humans. Cale meets Rita Carter, a human woman; he falls in love with her, and they marry. After a long time of running from the Dragit's forces on Earth, Cale returns to Tyrus to help strengthen his loyalist forces, the Ooshati, leaving Rita and their young son, David, under Rafe's protection.

In the present day, when the Dragit finally finds the family, he is determined to kill them, and David Carter's teenage life is thrown into a devastating adventure of stopping the Dragit, losing and gaining friends, and finding out just who he is.



Invasion America consisted of 13 half-hour episodes, and was shown as five one-hour segments and one hour-and-a-half segment for the final episode.


The show received a mixed reception from critics. Howard Rosenberg of The Los Angeles Times gave the show a largely negative review, criticizing the writing and "thin plot".[2] Anita Gates of The New York Times noted that the animation was "impressive", but at the same time that "there's no heart in it".[3] The Sun Sentinel wrote that the cartoon leaves viewers bored,[4] while in a mostly positive review Entertainment Weekly stated "Invasion is at least as involving as any of the current variations on Star Trek, and handsomer to look at than all of them. B+" [5]


DreamWorks never released Invasion America on VHS or DVD, and showed two versions, one being edited for younger audiences. Also, the story of Invasion America was never completed, the series ending with the words "End of Book One."

Two novels, specifically an adaptation of the series titled Invasion America and an original prequel novel titled Invasion America: On the Run, have been written in the show's setting. Both were written by Christie Golden.


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