Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Season 6 Episode 6

Destination: Imagination

Aired Unknown Nov 27, 2008 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Frankie is sick and tired of working without being thanked, and when she opens a toy box, she discovers a strange world. There, she gets treated like a princess by an imaginary friend who is really a face who takes on different bodies, one body at a time. Bloo, Mac, Wilt, Eduardo, and Coco discover Frankie's absence and set out to find her in this strange world.moreless

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    This was excellent episode.
  • The best movie on Cartoon Network ever.

    Frankie gets over worked by Mr. Herriman then a toy chest appears at the front door tightly padlocked. A note is attached that says there's an imaginary friend inside and to not open it. Mr. H tells Frankie to put it in the attic but she opens it and falls in. There she is given whatever she wants. Then one day she decides to stay in the world. Bloo, Mac, Coco, Eduardo, and Wilt try to find her until the imaginary friend that was in the chest tries to stop them by doing numerous things. They eventually get her but she doesn't want to come back because she doesn't feel appreciated. This episode is a little like Coraline but still a great movie to watch. Mr. Herriman also smiles for the first time and gives Frankie respect for the first time. At the end the Frankie lets the imaginary friend, "World" stay at the house.moreless
  • Destionation Imagination!

    I really liked this. It is not very bad. I like how nice Frankie is. She knows very well what a friend needs. And Mac and the others show they care about Frankie a lot. (Besides Bloo which kinda makes me sad) Yeah some parts made me laugh but it wasn't super hularious. Bloo totally didn't change a bit in this movie. I feel that Bloo should of had some change of heart in this film. He did not care about Frankie at all. Well, I guess that's just Bloo. In love the how Edwardo tried to save Frankie, even though he was scared. I like this movie, and I recommend watching it, unless you want more comedy.moreless
  • Amazing

    It was definitely the best episode of Foster's. I also kind of did enjoy the allusion to Coraline. Frankie is forced with doing all the chores and receives no respect from other members of the house. Then, a box arrives that is tightly locked. Wondering why anyone would lock up an imaginary friend, she opens it and falls in. She finds herself in a strange world where she finally gets respect from the mysterious friend who lives there. Meanwhile, the Foster's gang goes in to find her, and makes their way across the strange new place, ultimately learning that Frankie deserves respect. Also, when Bloo said "pissed" I guess its the closest thing to a real swear.moreless
  • This reminded of Coraline.

    So basicly Frankie is sick of doing all the chores and getting no respect. So one day she finds a toybox with an imaginary friend in it. but it's locked with a sign that said "do not open." The story was very creative and vivid plus had a sweet ending the face guy was so happy to be free and for the first time (I think) Mr. H smiles. This movie reminded me of Coraline. Like when Coraline is having a rough day with something she goes to the other mother then it turns out to be a trap. And for Frankie she does the exact same thing. I'm not saying it's unorginal. It was just a coiscdence. Anyway best foster's Episode Evermoreless
Tom Kane

Tom Kane

Mr. Herriman

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Blooregard Q. Kazoo ("Bloo")

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Coco/Madame Foster

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Frances "Frankie" Foster

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny


Sean Marquette

Sean Marquette


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (8)

    • The episode won Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More).

    • We see Herriman show respect for Frankie and even smile for the first time.

    • Her Royal Duchess Persnickity the First, Last and Only makes a cameo appearance, as does Eurotrish from the episode Foster's Goes to Europe.

    • Mac once again mentions his sugar rush after eating crumpets that would have contained sugar but sleeping powder.

    • Credits: Madame Fosters returns from vacation to an empty house.

    • Human Debuts: People who amazingly looks like Frankie. (Emmy, Francis, etc.), a Mary Poppins lookalike.

      Imaginary Friend Debuts: World, Louise (not to be confused with Cheese's creator).

    • Because of the somewhat darker tone, and Bloo uttering the words "you pissed [World] off", this is the first episode of Foster's to carry a TV-PG rating.

      EDIT: Keith Ferguson, voice actor of Bloo, has officially announced Bloo said "peeved", however the closed captioning got it wrong and said otherwise.......oops!

    • This is the second three-episode length movie in the series, and the second to debut on Thanksgiving Day in the United States, as it aired on November 27th, 2008. The first, Good Wilt Hunting, premiered on November 23, 2006.

  • ALLUSIONS (12)

    • World: New body

      The body that Frankie makes for World looks similar to Snap from the 2002 Nicktoon Chalkzone.

    • Plot: Coraline

      The other world and plot are similar to the movie Coraline.

    • Dinoworld

      Like Dinoworld from Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs, the toy chest is actually a portal to a whole other world.

    • Playmobil

      Many of the humanoid figures in the toybox are shaped like figures from the Playmobil toy sets, including World's "Tyrant King" body.

    • Yu-Gi-Oh and M. C. Escher

      When Mac, Eduardo, Coco, Wilt, and Bloo are being chased by the cops, they go into a house. When they reach the stairs, it changes by going different angles. This is just like the inside of the Millenium Puzzle, as the stairs are angled. The Millennium Puzzle stairs are in turn based on the art of Dutch artist M.C. Escher.

    • Silly Putty

      When Mac and the Friends fall from the bridge, the gooey substance they fall into acts like Silly Putty in that images of themselves are left behind in the substance itself.

    • Stan Lee: Excelsior!

      The prince/hero character shouts "Excelsior!" often. This is a reference to Stan Lee from Marvel Comics who is known for saying "Excelsior".

    • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

      When Mac tries to use a wardrobe as a portal back to the real world, it alludes to the portal in the book and film The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.

    • Bloo: These people wobble but they don't fall down.

      A reference to the famous Webble toys, whose slogan was Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down.

    • Alice in Wonderland

      When Frankie and the others fall into the box, it reminds many of the story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (real name Rev. Charles Dodgson).

    • Beauty and the Beast

      When Frankie visits inside the toybox, she sometimes wears a gold dress akin to what Belle wore in Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

    • Super Mario Bros.

      The scenes where Mac grows huge and busts through the wall and Eduardo being invincible after they eat onions are parodies on the video game Super Mario Bros.

      More specifically when Mac grows big and breaks through the wall is a parody of the Mega Mushroom power up from New Super Mario Bros.

      Eduardo being invincible is a parody of the Star power up in the Super Mario Bros. games.