Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

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Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
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Premiere August 13, 2004
Finale May 3, 2009
Creator Craig McCracken
Network Cartoon Network
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Cartoon Network Studios
Seasons 6
Episodes 71 + 3 movies
Origin USA

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is about an 8-year-old boy, Mac, who is forced to take his imaginary friend Blooregard Q. Kazoo ("Bloo" for short) to a foster home for imaginary friends called, yes, Foster's Home for Imaginary friends. It is a facility run by a nice old woman (named Madame Foster) for all abandoned imaginary Friends. Though Mr. Herriman, the strict taskmaster of the home, hates it, Mac makes a deal with Madame Foster that Bloo won't be adopted as long as he visits all the imaginary friends frequently.

There are an assortment of imaginary friends other than Bloo that Mac interacts with; again, there's Mr. Herriman (who, as it turns out, is Madame Foster's imaginary friend); Eduardo, who looks like he's from Where the Wild Things Are—he may look scary, but is scared of almost everything; Wilt, a tall, one armed monster that's over-polite; and Coco, a bird that can lay eggs with objects in them and only says "Coco".

Mac also interacts with human characters, including Madame Foster; Frankie, Foster's granddaughter who cleans up the place; and Terrance, Mac's evil older brother.

The episodes almost always revolve around one of the imaginary friends or Foster's; and the episode titles are often puns (e.g., "House of Bloo's").

The show was nominated for an Emmy a number of times. It won a handful of special juried Emmys, and won the big Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program (More Than One Hour) for the special longform episode "Destination Imagination."

Creator Craig McCracken maintained ties of sorts with his previous creation The Powerpuff Girls in this series--Frankie's T-shirt shows color-coordinated silhouettes of the Powerpuffs, Mojo Jojo appears in the debut movie, and in a Halloween episode, three members of the home are dressed as the girls (Frankie as Blossom).

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Grey DeLisle Frances "Frankie" Foster 1 2 3 4 5 6
Tom Kenny Eduardo 1 2 3 4 5 6
Candi Milo Madame Foster 1 2 3 4 5 6
Coco 1 2 3 4 5 6
Tom Kane Mr. Herriman 1 2 3 4 5 6
Keith Ferguson Blooregard "Bloo" Q. Kazoo 1 2 3 4 5 6
Sean Marquette Mac 1 2 3 4 5 6
Phil LaMarr Wilt 1 2 3 4 5 6
Tara Strong Terrence 1 2 3 4 5 6

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Cartoon Network
Season One August 13, 2004 October 22, 2004 10 + 1
Season Two January 21, 2005 July 15, 2005 13
Season Three July 22, 2005 March 24, 2006 14
Season Four April 28, 2006 November 23, 2006 11 + 1
Season Five May 4, 2007 March 6, 2008 13
Season Six March 13, 2008 May 3, 2009 10 + 1

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season 1 February 6, 2007 2 purchase
Season 2 September 11, 2007 2 purchase

External Sites