It was produced by Cartoon Network Studios and is the first show made by the network to be animated primarily with Adobe Flash and was done in Ireland by Boulder Media. Set in a world in which imaginary friends coexist with humans, it centers on a boy named Mac who is pressured by his mother to abandon his imaginary friend Bloo. After the duo discover an orphanage dedicated to housing abandoned imaginary friends, Bloo moves into the home and is kept from adoption as long as Mac visits him daily.
The episodes revolve around Mac and Bloo as they interact with other imaginary friends and house staff and live out their day-to-day adventures, often getting caught up in various predicaments. McCracken conceived the series after adopting two dogs from an animal shelter and applying the concept to imaginary friends. The show first premiered on Cartoon Network on August 13,as a minute television film. On August 20, it began its normal run of twenty-to-thirty-minute episodes on Fridays, at 7 p.
The series finished its run on May 3,with a total of six seasons and seventy-nine episodes. McCracken left Cartoon Network shortly after the series ended. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends became one of Cartoon Network's most successful original series and received critical acclaim and industry accolades, including five Annie Awards I Want Justice - Various - Ska Strictly For You seven Emmy Awardswinning a total of twelve awards out of thirty-five nominations.
It has since been named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the best Michael Rabbit - E.P. Vol. 2 Network shows and by IGN in their list of best animated series at number The series is set in a universe in which childhood imaginary friends coexist with humans.
In the show's universe, imaginary friends take physical form and become real as soon as children think them up. Once children outgrow them, friends are relocated to the titular orphanagewhere they stay until other children Michael Rabbit - E.P.
Vol. 2 them. The home is run by the elderly Madame Foster, its lovable, kind founder; her rabbit imaginary friend Mr. Herriman, the strict rule-abider and business manager; and Michael Rabbit - E.P. Vol. 2 granddaughter Frankie, who handles day-to-day operations. In the series' premiere episode, a young boy named Mac is pressured by his mother to abandon his imaginary friend Bloo, since she believes that he is too old to keep him. Bloo sees an advertisement on television about Foster's Home and tells Mac, who takes him there, only to find out the home is an orphanage and if Bloo were to reside there, he would be available to be adopted by another child.
Mac then bargains with Frankie, Herriman and Madame Foster and they agree to guard Bloo from adoption so long as Mac continues to visit the center daily.
During the series, Mac visits the home everyday after school. The show focuses on the escapades experienced by the mischievous Bloo, Mac, and the array of eccentric, colorful characters inhabiting Foster's, and the obstacles with which they are challenged. Other recurring characters include Terrence voiced by Tara StrongMac's older brother who constantly bullies him; Duchess voiced by Grey DeLislea friend with a Cubist -looking face  and a pompous, narcissistic personality; Cheese voiced by Candi Miloa dim-witted and childish yellow friend who first appeared in 1.
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Craig McCracken on adopting two dogs and coming up with the idea for the series . McCracken wanted Foster's to be similar to The Muppet Showwhich he believed was a "fun, character driven show that the whole family could enjoy". Animation for the show was done using a process involving Adobe software IllustratorFlash and After Effects. Collette Sunderman was the casting and recording director for the show.
Herriman, Eduardo and Terrence, respectively. From season two onwards, Milo also lent her voice to Cheese. DeLisle also voiced Goo after the character's debut in season three. The series' run began on August 20 on its normal timeslot of Fridays at 7 pm. In addition to the premiere episode, two other specials were produced: "Good Wilt Hunting", which premiered on November 23,at 7 pm,  and " Destination: Imagination ", which premiered on November 27,at 8 pm.
McCracken expressed a certain sadness at the series' end, but stated that he was "crazy proud of the work" that he and the production team had done "on Foster's and the fact that it worked just the way [they] wanted it to". Anita Gates of The New York Times praised the series' premiere minute episode and stated that the series would promise to be an "admirable tale of loyalty and adventure-based learning with a contagious sense of fun".
Herman praised the creativity and diversity of the characters and the show's premise, but All Good - Earthship - Proximity Effect the storyline and writing, which presented "confusing messages" for young children.
The series was named the 85th best animated series of all time Michael Rabbit - E.P. Vol. 2 a list of the top animated series by IGNwhich called it very funny and endearing. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends received many industry accolades. The series received twelve awards out of a total of thirty-five nominations. At the Annie Awardsthe show received a total of twenty nominations from toand won five, including Best Animated Television Production in There are two video games based on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
The first has the same name as the show and was developed by Crave Entertainment for the Game Boy Advance. It was released on October 17, Sixty-Minute Man - Various - Gabes Dirty Blues the game, the player controls Bloo, who Michael Rabbit - E.P. Vol. 2 tasks and completes quests while fighting against "Space Nut Boogies".
On May 15,Cartoon Network introduced an online game, Big Fat Awesome House Partywhich allowed players to create an online friend to join Bloo and the others in a one-year game online, earning points that would give them gifts, cards and other on-line "merchandise" for their albums.
A player's friend, made from one of overpossible characters, could wind up in a future episode of Foster's. Because of its success and popularity, Cartoon Network announced in May that the game would continue for six more months, into November of that year. The float was fashioned as a replica of the home.
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