Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

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Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends logo.svg
Genre
Created byCraig McCracken
Developed by
Directed byCraig McCracken
Voices of
Theme music composerJames L. Venable
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes79 (82 segments + 18 shorts) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Craig McCracken
Producer(s)
  • Vincent Aniceto (Season 3–5)
  • Ryan Slater (Season 5–6)
  • Mike Moon (co-producer, Season 1–3)
  • Lauren Faust (supervising producer, Season 3–4)
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Cartoon Network Studios
9 Story Entertainment
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
9 Story Entertainment
Release
Original networkCartoon Network (U.S.)
YTV (Canada)
Kids WB
Picture format
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseAugust 13, 2004 (2004-08-13) –
May 3, 2009 (2009-05-03)
Chronology
Related shows
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Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends (also known as Foster’s Home, Foster’s or FHFIF) is an animated comedy fantasy children's cartoon that is shown on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and on YTV in Canada. It was created by Craig McCracken, who also made The Powerpuff Girls. It premiered on August 14, 2004. The cartoon finished production of its episodes on May 3rd, 2009.

Background Information[change | change source]

In the show's world, imaginary friends are as real as humans. Once the creator decides he or she does not want the imaginary friend anymore, they are sent to live at "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends," an adoption home for the unwanted imaginary friends.

In the ninety-minute debut episode, an imaginary friend named Bloo is allowed to live in the house without being available for adoption, as long as his creator Mac visits him every day at 3 o'clock. The show from this point onwards is about their many silly adventures with their new friends, both imaginary and human.

Main Characters[change | change source]

The main characters are:

  • Mac (voiced by Sean Marquette) - The eight-year-old boy who created Bloo. He is the voice of reason most of the time.
  • Blooregard "Bloo" Q. Kazoo (voiced by Keith Ferguson) - A blue imaginary friend shaped like a blob. Bloo is his creator's opposite, as he is wild and troublemaking.
  • Wilt (voiced by Phil LaMarr) - A very tall imaginary friend, with stalk-like eyes and a missing arm. He is gentle and will always help out the others (even if it comes to self-sacrifice).
  • Eduardo (voiced by Tom Kenny) - An imaginary friend who looks scary and intimidating—but is actually a coward with a big heart. He seems to have a Spanish accent, as he is Latin American.
  • Coco (voiced by Candi Milo) - An imaginary friend who is part bird and all crazy. All she can say is her own name. She consumes objects, then encases them in eggs.
  • Frances "Frankie" Foster (voiced by Grey Griffin) - A twenty-two-year-old human girl who is Madame Foster's granddaughter, working as the house's maid. She is very kind and friendly, but she has an angry side to her.
  • Mr. Herriman (voiced by Tom Kane) - A rabbit, who is the president of the adoption home and Madame Foster's imaginary friend. His strict demeanor and many rules make him unpopular with the other residents of the adoption home (especially Bloo and Frankie).
  • Madame Foster (voiced by Candi Milo) - The old lady who first created the adoption home. She is mostly sweet and playful, but has a hidden malicious side to her.

Production[change | change source]

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends began production in the earlier 2000s (around 2002 and 2003) and came out in 2004. The series was created by Craig McCracken, a person who also created The Powerpuff Girls. A test pilot began tested in 2002, and was never released on Cartoon Network or Boomerang. The show was filmed in California in the earlier episodes. Bloo's name was originally going to Blob, but then Craig McCracken declined it, and decided to name him Bloo.