Cartoon Network Opens Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends

Ever wonder what happens to imaginary friends when kids outgrow them? Cartoon Network answers that question with tonight’s (Aug. 13) premiere of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. The new half-hour animated comedy series from The Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken will kick off at 7:30 p.m with a 90-minute feature. New episodes will then air every Friday at 7 p.m., with a replay at 10:30 p.m., beginning Aug. 20.

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends follows the adventures of a boy named Mac and his imaginary friend, Blooregard, who is sent to a very unique foster home when Mac’s mother decides her son is too old for an imaginary friend.

The series is produced at Cartoon Network’s Burbank studios by McCracken’s 12-person team with production budgets running $300,000 to $400,000 per episode. In addition, some of the installments are being produced at Dublin-based Boulder Media. See the July issue of Animation Magazine for a complete cover feature on the new series.