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Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Season 3 (2006/Warner Archive DVD)

Picture: B Sound: B- Extras: D Episodes: B+

It has been a long, long 7 and a half years since we reviewed the insanely creative Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Season One; review seen below.


We did not review Season Two, which is sadly out of print and on the pricier side to obtain; mostly due to the HUGE cult following behind this imaginative series. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends first premiered on Cartoon Network in 2004 and ran for 6 seasons before its cancelation in 2009. For those counting that is 79 hilarious episodes, filled to the brim with off the wall craziness and inventive hijinks.

Season 3 is the longest season, airing originally in July of 2005 to March 2006, containing 14 episodes. The series again follows the tales of a young boy names Mac as he has outgrown his imaginary friend Bloo, a gelatinous glob of blue goo. Mac (in Season One) has taken Bloo to Madame Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends to retire, but imaginary friends don't stay at Madame Foster's forever; instead it is more of an orphanage that houses the creatures until they are adopted by a new child. Mac isn't quite ready to let Bloo go, so he strikes a deal with Madame Foster that as long as he visits Bloo once a day he can stay there without being adopted.

Whereas the series does have elements of continuity and overarching plot points each episode is stand alone and has the characters getting in a host of trouble. In Season Three, Mac, Bloo, Mr. Herriman, Wilt, Eduardo, Coco, and even Madame Foster find themselves mixed up in talent shows, European trips, feuds, card games, and even a flea infestation!

Foster's is a series that not only has brilliant and hilarious storylines, but also embodies some of the best animation, voice acting, and overall sense of creativity.

The technical features on this slim 2-disc set are admirable. The picture is presented in a new crisp 1.37 X 1 full screen that I feel again would have been better off in a widescreen format, but with picture remains crisp, clean, and clear. As a refresher, Adobe Flash is utilized to create the series and then cleaned up in Adobe Illustrator, then compiled in Adobe After Effects. This creates a wonderfully layered presentation that feels like paint, construction paper, crayons, CGI, and classic hand drawn animation all mixed together. The sound again is a nice, lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo; nothing fantastic, but gets the job done in a clean, concise manner.

One extra is available on this set in the form of the 2005 Holiday episode A Lost Claus; which is odd as an 'extra' as this was originally aired during the Third Season.

A great set and series that comes highly recommend!

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- Michael P. Dougherty II


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