Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

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Craig McCracken, creator of The Powerpuff Girls, presents an Emmy-Award winning Flash-animated Cartoon Network original series with some of the best friends you can think of. In this world, imaginary friends become real the instant a kid thinks them up. Everyone can see them, everyone can talk to them -- but what happens when a kid outgrows his friend? Then that friend is welcome at Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, an adoption center owned by old Madame Foster, that provides a home for them, until a child in need of an imaginary friend, who can't think their own up, comes to adopt them. One such friend there is Blooregard Q. Kazoo, the creation of eight-year-old clever, yet shy Mac, who's mother tells him he's too old for Bloo. Though the little blue blob felt that "adoption is not an option," Mac convinced him to stay long enough that, after a sinister plan devised by self-centered Duchess and Mac's 13-year-old dumber than dirt bullying brother Terrence fails, Mac proves his loyalty. Moved by his loyalty and pure imagination, Madame Foster, herself, states that Bloo may stay at Foster's without ever having to worry about being adopted. In return, all Mac has to do is visit every day. This isn't a problem, considering that Mac would rather spend his after-school time with Bloo and all the other wacky friends, like the egg-laying sanity challenged bird-airplane-plant thing Coco, cowardly protector Eduardo, basketball-playing Wilt, along with Madame Foster's granddaughter Frankie and the imaginary friend created by Madame Foster, Mr. Herriman, than at home. Every day, thanks to Blooregard's crazy schemes, the gang end up in wacky adventures.moreless
Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Terrence

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Frances "Frankie" Foster/Duchess

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Blooregard "Bloo" Q. Kazoo

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Eduardo

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Wilt

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Coco/Madame Foster

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  • Imaginative in terms of characters, not so much in story though.

    7.5
    Growing up, I watched this show alot mainly because the characters are so great; looking back now I realized that the characters were the reason why this show was so popular and not the actually plots the go on. While there were some good episodes like the awesome house party one and the 90 minute movie Destination Imagination, most of the episodes were mediocre story-wise. The plots were either rushed or underdeveloped; instead of showing scenes that could benefit character development, they leave it up to the viewer to think about it for themselves. I'm all for leaving some things up to interpretation, but when you do that almost all the time it becomes frustrating, especially to the kids who watch this show. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate the show, I never did; I just think some episodes could use a few more tweaks in terms of story telling . the episode where everyone goes to the beach and leave Bloo behind because of what happened last time. Even though we're told what happened, we aren't show; when it comes to telling a story it's always better to show, not On the upside, this show has a great cast of characters; each one of them unique, likable and funny in their own way. The voice acting is also very good though some may find that Mac sounds too old to be 8, Sean Marquette just works as this character (besides, do you really what to he Mac sound like an actual 8 year old, especially when he yells?). Grey DeLisle is perfectly casted as Frankie as she just sounds like a woman who works almost 24/7 with few breaks let alone days off, and of course Bloo is just a lovable character. Sure he's selfish, but he's not heartless, as seen in that episode where he saves Mac from Berry on a toy train. Wilt, Eduardo, and Coco have some of the funniest parts in the show and Mr. Herriman is a stuck up, yet likable rabbit. The best character out of them all is by far Madame Foster; sweet old lady one minute, eccentric daredevil the next. The animation is very colorful and simple to understand; the character designs look like you as a viewer can draw them yourself. The imaginary friends in the house are all uniquely drawn and very creative, so much so that I'd like to see our main characters interact with them more (much like Gumball and Darwin interact with the characters in Elmore). In terms of presenting lovable characters and colorful animation, this show excels at that wonderfully; however when it comes to story telling, it's not the best. I recommend this show for the characters and the laughs; the story might be lacking, but it's the character's you'll remember most about the show.moreless
  • This was the last great Cartoon Network original show.

    9.0
    Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends was the last Cartoon Cartoon. It was also the last Cartoon Network show that was really awesome. A show like this had never been made before. Foster's was a completely original cartoon. The animation was beautiful, the characters were cool and funny, and the adventures they went on were really good also. It was amazing, but considering this was created by the same people who made Dexter's Laboratory and Powerpuff Girls, its no surprise that Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends turned out to be good also.



    The characters were both cool and funny (oh wait, I already said that. Oh well). Mac is a really nice kid who cares deeply for Bloo, his imaginary friend. Bloo, he can be pretty arrogant and self-centered, but I have to admit that his antics make him one of the show's funniest characters. Wilt is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. As well as Eduardo, whose appearence to people gives the wrong impression, as he's real nice but also pretty cowardly. Coco, well all she says is "Coco". Frankie is really funny as well, especially when her and Mr. Herriman argue. Madame Foster is awesome as well. But the funniest character is by far Cheese. He's just hysterrical, if also a little annoying. In a way, Cheese reminds me a lot of GIR from Invader Zim. As their both cute, dumb and really funny. Oh god, could you imagine what would happen if they were to ever meet?



    Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends is amazing, but its not perfect. The show was starting to go a little downhill in the last season, and the series finale, Goodbye to Bloo, wasn't good at all. In fact, it's probably one of the worst finales for an animated show I've ever seen. But apart from that, the rest of the series, and both movies, were awesome. Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends is an original classic, and by far one of the best shows to hit Cartoon Network.moreless
  • Excellent series!

    9.0
    It was really wonderful! I kinda like Bloo better when he's not a jerk. My favorite characters are: Bloo, Eduardo, Coco and Cheese. This show has always been part of my childhood, and even though I am in my late teens, I still watch it.



    Sadly, the show got cancelled because Craig McCracken quit Cartoon Network, due to the network focusing on live action instead of cartoons. The series ended with Cheese moving into Foster's and the house being reverse drawned (which was very sad for everyone). And it was quoted that after 15 years of working on the channel, Foster's was Craig's last and final project because of his departure. But hey, he moved-on to Disney to start the amazing "Wander Over Yonder".moreless
  • Ahh, childhood

    9.5
    My childhood series here. I loved, loved the idea of a foster house for imaginary friends. Heck, back while I use to watch the show I remember trying to imagine my very own friend just like the show.



    I thought this show was very well-suited for kids and anyone older. Great humor, animation, and just getting know the characters!



    Ah.. I miss this show.



  • An almost perfect show, one of Cartoon Networks best!

    9.5
    This show is one of the most funniest animated series I ever saw, that's how I see it after seeing it again for awhile. The majority of episodes work with the story, and the majority of jokes for each work very well. What really stands out about this show though are the characters, most of them are fantastic and different. Bloo is similar to Eddy from Ed, Edd n Eddy except Bloo's not in love with cash. Eduardo is shy but big, and Wilt is calm and probably has the most creative design. Coco only says one word (cocoa), but the others can actually comprehend what she says, and honestly so can I sometimes. Some of the side characters are my favorite, Cheese who is always annoying but likable, and Goo who is very hyper and also is likable. My only problems that didn't make this show perfect, is that some of the episodes are pretty bad. The other is that Mac and his brother Terrence aren't really that interesting. But that is a nitpick because my philosophy is: Having at least 1 weak character, and having the rest strong, makes a TV show balanced. Overall, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is a great show for the whole family, if you haven't seen it yet, you're missing out.moreless
  • NEW FOX ANIMATED COMEDY ONLY LASTS A FEW EPISODES IN POST-SIMPSONS SLOT; FOSTER'S HOME CANCELLED, WILL CONCLUDE WITH FIVE-EPISODE MARATHON.

    Sit Down, Shut Up shoved out

    With a voice cast that boasts Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Kristen Chenoweth and several other big names, and a showrunner with Arrested Development on his resum, Fox had high hopes for its new animated comedy Sit Down, Shut Up.…

  • BESIDES BACK-TO-SCHOOL, FALL MEANS TONS OF NEW TV SHOWS DEBUT AND THE RETURN OF YOUR FAVORITES, SO WHY NOT REFRESH YOUR MEMORY WITH SOME OF LAST SEASON'S GREATS LIKE GREY'S ANATOMY, LAS VEGAS, AND SUPERNATURAL ON DVD THIS WEEK? ALSO, SOME GREAT ANIMATED SHOWS APPEAR LIKE TOM & JERRY AND FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS, AS WELL AS SOME AWESOME CLASSICS LIKE I DREAM OF JEANNIE AND THE ADDAMS FAMILY.

    September 11, 2007 DVD Releases

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    Animation, Comedy

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    unlikely friendships, essence of youth, kids hijinks, friendly monsters