Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends – The Complete
B Sound: B- Extras: B Episodes: B+
fun, and extremely funny! Now available
on DVD is Foster’s Home for Imaginary
Friends: The Complete Season One.
The premise for the series is very basic but creative at the same
time. The entire source for the show is
that when a person outgrows their imaginary friend they go to this home; just
as a dog would go to a shelter until someone adopted them (but no euthanasia as
far as this reviewer can tell). At this
home (started by Miss Foster who still lives in the house) the Imaginary
Friends run wild, but must follow the house rules of Mr. Harrington (an uptight
monocle wearing rabbit).
stories seem to revolve around a little blue blob named (strangely enough) Bloo
and his ‘owner’ Mac who spend their days and nights having fun with the other
oddities that run throughout the old mansion.
The show is directed toward a younger audience, but for all intents and
purposes this show can be enjoyed by a viewer of any age. The writing is smart, the jokes are funny,
and the creative edge the show has in its animation is simply amazing. The show was created by Craig McCraken of The Power Puff Girls and has won
multiple Emmy’s. This reviewer only sees
this show getting bigger and bigger. One
can only imagine the possibilities.
technical features on this slim 2-disc set are admirable. The picture is presented in a crisp 1.33 X 1
full screen that would have been better off in a widescreen format, but with
picture this crisp who can argue. The
main reason the picture is so clean, crisp, and stylistic without losing
substance is due to it being totally animated in Adobe Flash and cleaned up in
Adobe Illustrator, then collectively compiled in Adobe After Effects. The animation is really, really fun and
creative. The sound is also nice and
pops and all the right times in its Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. The extras are nice as well as a bunch of
‘Easter Eggs’ being thrown in there (have fun hunting). The extras include ‘Store Wars’ Commentary by
Blooregard, Mac and Frankie, Gallery of the Characters, End of Episode Gags,
behind the scenes featurette and some other bits worth looking at. Overall, nice.
one DVD that this reviewer can say go out and definitely buy. This show is only getting better, parents and
kids can join together to have some imaginative fun. Go wild and you will never be the same again.
- Michael P Dougherty II