{"title":"Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends","dateDebut":"2004","dateEnd":"2009","description":"Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is an American animated television series created and produced at Cartoon Network Studios by animator Craig McCracken, creator of The Powerpuff Girls. It first premiered on Cartoon Network on August 13, 2004, as a 90-minute television movie, which led to a series of half-hour episodes. The series aired on Cartoon Network and its affiliates worldwide, except in Canada where it has aired on English and Francophone Teletoon networks due to Canadian television ownership regulations. The show finished its run on May 3, 2009 with a total of 79 episodes.\n\nThe series is set in a world where childhood imaginary friends coexist with humans and is set in an orphanage designed for outgrown or abandoned imaginary friends in which they may reside until adoption by another child. In the Foster's universe, imaginary friends take physical form and become real as soon as children think them up. Once the children outgrow them, the friends move to Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, where they stay until other children come to adopt them. The home is run by the elderly Madame Foster, its lovable, elderly founder; her imaginary friend Mr. Herriman, the strict rule-abider and business manager; and her 22-year old granddaughter Frankie, who handles day-to-day operations.\nAfter being forced to abandon his imaginary friend Bloo, a young boy named Mac bargains with the caretakers and employees working at Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends; that they guard Bloo from adoption so long as Mac continues to visit the center daily. The series focuses on the escapades experienced by the mischievous Bloo, Mac, and the array of eccentric, colorful characters inhabiting Foster's Home, or the obstacles with which they may be challenged.","leadImageMedUrl":"http:\/\/distro-1.retrojunk.com\/secure\/83b26cea5b5467d7eebc2077f2a3d3eaf707583271c2db83e474e7744ee98b97699972\/image\/lFlDzpI494MkHA7flMLF8_md.jpg"}