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"Will the famous gang be able to wreck the intruders?" -Tagline
BlooJ's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is a live-action/animated sci-fi action drama horror-comedy film directed by Tim Burton, Robert Zemeckis, and Andy Muschietti. The film is based on the 2000's show of the same name and the novel Foster's Rewritten Imaginary Friends and features the same charm, wit, and humor as BlooJ's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, whilst incorporating a more action-oriented, darker take on the story with some science-fiction elements.
The film is produced by TBA. Originally planned for a worldwide theatrical release by Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, plans were changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with it being released on HBO Max for an early access release instead, with a theatrical release planned for December 2020. The film was released in Canada on August 28, 2020, where it will have a premium video-on-demand release on Crave in December 2020. It will be released on Netflix in international territories and on All 4 and in theaters in the United Kingdom.
9-year-old Mac F. Daddy lives a peaceful and energetic life with his family, pets, and friends (his friends include Leopold Slikk, the Edds, and the South Park boys). The next day, he wakes up on his 10th birthday, and finds a present in the kitchen. He opens it, and it is revealed to be an imaginary friend named Bloo. However, three years later, it is revealed that Mac has outgrown his age to have an imaginary friend and thus has to send Bloo away, and is impossible for him to find a new home, After they come across a commercial for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends that in Toonville, so Mac decides to send Bloo in and Mac and his friends (Cartman, Stan, Kyle, Kenny and the Edds) move/take a vacation to Toonville and Foster's is free to live at, and they goes to a bus station and leaves for the city, where they meet many new friends. However, trouble brews when he finds out that the main owner of Toonville "Dave Cartoon" has been murdered by an unknown character as Mac and his new friends must show that he is innocent, in order to be fully welcomed as evil forces begin to rise, when Stuart Snyder is plotting to destroy Toonville, the town that everyone lives in, and replace it with a live-action themed world, named Snyderville (which also contains a freeway). However, that's not all. Two months ago, Bendy and his friends found out that their show, Bendy Pack, got canceled due to lack of story ideas, thus changing their lives and making them sadistic sociopaths that are desperate on slaughtering the popularity, and despite the "help" they got from The Real Team, they were worthless to them, saying that they have to do everything themselves. With this in place, Mac, Bloo, and his new friends have no choice but to team up, obliterate Stuart Snyder, Bendy, and the other villains, and save Toonville from utter chaos.
Three years before the events of the movie, a series of strange attacks occur in Mac's town and on the nearby fictional city of Toonville, the story's main setting. TBA.
In 2026, Mac is peacefully playing outside with his friends.
After Bendy's demise, Terrence and his team are arrested for attempted murder of Mac. Frankie then takes Terrence's place as Mac's new babysitter.
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- Jacob Tremblay as Mac, a smart and well-meaning, quirky 10-year-old who is Bloo's owner and best friend. The two often spend a lot of their time hanging out together. His behavior wavers between kindness and aggravation. He is also a fan of video games. He is the main live-action protagonist.
- Emma Stone as Frankie Foster, Madame Foster's redheaded granddaughter, addressed as "Miss Frances" by Mr. Herriman. She is boy-crazy and when she has grown attracted to someone, she will fawn over him endlessly. She is also very good at cooking and cleaning, she is one of the first friends Mac meets when he arrives Toonville, TBA.
- Ed Oxenbould as Leopold Slikk, the Angry German Kid and a famous internet star who has broken approximately 200 keyboards in his life, one of Mac's friends
- Julian Dennison as Eric Cartman, one of the characters from South Park, the fat and gluttonous and most foul-mouthed of the four boys, TBA one of Mac's friends
- TBA As Stan Marsh, one of the characters from South Park and the most tender and sensitive of the four boys, TBA one of Mac's friends.
- TBA as Kyle Broflovski, one of the characters from South Park and, like Stan, is also tender and sensitive. He is also the most honest and loyal of the four boys, TBA and one of Mac's friends.
- TBA as Kenny McCormick, one of the characters from South Park who covers his face (except his eyes) with his orange hood and muffles through his hood when he speaks. He is the most sexually knowledgeable of the four boys, and also the most experienced one, TBA one of Mac's friends.
- TBA as Ed, the strong, airheaded, dim-witted, and considerate of the three Ed brothers who has very short hair in the remake, TBA one of Mac's friends.
- TBA as Double D, the smartest of the Eds and the most polite, mature, curious, and somewhat ironic. in the remake, TBA one of Mac's friends.
- TBA as Eddy, the self-appointed leader of the Eds. He is arrogant, self-centred, ignorant, loud-mouthed, immature, greedy, and hot-tempered in the remake, TBA one of Mac's friends.
- Helen Mirren as Madame Foster, the founder of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
- Nicolas Cage as Dave Cartoon, the owner of Toonville who was murdered by Stuart Snyder, his former partner. He has an eccentrically jovial, light-hearted personality who loves and cares deeply for all of the good characters that live in Toonville he is also the co-owner both of Foster's and TBA, however, The scandal of Toonville and Foster's playing TBA with Jenny leads to Dave Cartoons own death at the hands of the Beendyfreendz...
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- TBA as TBA, the producer and stage manager of Toonville
- TBA as Harold Anderson, the friendly co-star of the Bendy Pack television series, that turns out to be an arrogant and egocentric person after the show, secretly hating Bendy.
- TBA as TBA, Mac's TBA.
- TBA as Vincent Scott, Toonville's security guard.
- Keith Ferguson as Bloo, Mac's imaginary friend, as well as the main animated protagonist of the movie, when he arrives at Toonville. He spends much of his time at Toonville with his friends and trying to impress love interest and part-time astoundingly attractive girlfriend Jenny Wakeman. He also likes to think of good schemes, along with the rest of his friends. Bloo's love for Jenny is a recurring theme throughout the movie.
- Janice Kawaye as Jenny Wakeman, a robotic cartoon who is astoundingly attractive, sympathetic, tomboyish, sometimes sarcastic, and strong. She is also very good at cooking and cleaning. she is obsessed with anime and manga sometimes, TBA. She is Bloo’s astoundingly attractive love interest and Bloo's first friend later girlfriend he meets when arriving at Toonville.
- Tom Kenny as Eduardo, a Latin American monster created by a young girl, Nina Valerosa, to protect her in a dangerous neighborhood.
- Phil LaMarr as Wilt, a very tall, friendly and incredibly nice red-colored friend with only a right arm and a crooked left eye-stalk. His overtly passive demeanor is often taken advantage of by the other imaginary friends.
- Candi Milo as Coco, a chicken-like bird with palm tree-like hair who can only say or write her name. A talent unique to her is her ability to lay colorful, plastic eggs containing a plethora of objects.. Other characters usually understand her when she speaks.
- Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants, an energetic and optimistic sea sponge and the main protagonist of the Nickelodeon series of the same name, TBA.
- Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick Star, SpongeBob's adoptive brother who is a starfish. His most prominent character trait is his extremely low intelligence, TBA.
- Tom Kane as Mr. Herriman, a gray and white elderly anthropomorphic lop ear rabbit friend imagined by Madame Foster who speaks with a British accent.
- Greg Cipes as Splaat, a living splat with a yellow face who is the mascot of Klasky-Csupo. He has a younger brother named Digital.
- Phil LaMarr as Peas, a tiny, pea-like imaginary friend who wears a thimble as a hat. Peas is very optimistic and motivated. He has a great work ethic and is always willing to do whatever he can to help out Foster's (despite his limited capabilities due to his small size.) In the movie, he is trying to find his way home.
- Mike Myers as Shrek, a gigantic, green-skinned, physically intimidating ogre with a Scottish accent. Even though his background is something to do with a mystery, it is revealed that on his 7th birthday, Shrek was sent away by his parents because it was an ogre tradition.
- Phil Vischer as Bob, The main protagonist of VeggieTales. Though he may be the protagonist of the aforementioned show, he acts differently in BFHFIF, as he is a fan of Foster's who also a Toonville detective with his partner Larry who's been hunting Stuart down after investigating the recent disappearances and murders in Toonville, and murder of Dave Cartoon. He, along with Larry, befriends Bloo and Mac and aids them in there quest to stop Bendy and Stuart. He is also known to believe in God. He also appears in his own segments.
- TBA as Larry, Bob's partner, who is Foster's game warden. Like Bob, he detective with his partner Larry who's been hunting Stuart down after investigating the recent disappearances and murders in Toonville, and murder of Dave Cartoon and believes in God. He also appears in his own segments.
- Candi Milo as Cheese, Bloo's hyperactive and annoying yellow brother, who is shown constantly bothering people over and over. He is lactose-intolerant, which is ironic due to his namesake.
- Bill Skarsgård as Stuart Snyder, a psychotic employee who works in Toonville. He was once well-known by everyone, as he co-founded Toonville alongside Dave Cartoon, but he later betrayed him and his true identity was later revealed: a tyrannical madman and genocidal dictator who is responsible for the murder of Dave Cartoon and missing cartoons , theco- owner of Toonville, and later plots to destroy said city upon taking full control of it and replace it with a live-action themed world, named Snyderville (which also contains a freeway). He is also Bendy's creator, and is the main live-action antagonist of the movie.
- Cameron Boyce (75%) and Ty Simpkins (motion capture, 25%) as Terrence, a minor antagonist. He is Mac's brother and is cruel and destructive (final role for Cameron Boyce).
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- Frank Welker as the Sausage Political Party, a party of anthropomorphic food objects who seek revenge at Foster's Home after Frankie sliced Irish Potato up and cut Barry the Sausage in half. They are in a quick comedic subplot and end up being run over by a shopping cart (a la via Saving Private Ryan) by the end of it. They are an obvious parody of the characters from Sausage Party.
- Mark Hamill as Bendy, the main animated antagonist of the film; an evil yellow, black-striped imaginary friend who always causes trouble for the Foster's Gang, he TBA.
- Billy West as Can't, a detective, spy and daredevil who can take over peoples' minds and imagination. His appearence resembles that of a fusion between a cat and a cactus, with only one eye. He first appears in a story arc where he has to blow up and escape a computer core. His escape is a success and he escapes through a rocket inside of the computer core complex [the complex is underground]. The rocket lands on a moon base, where he transfers to another rocket that then goes back to Earth where he meets Bendy.
- TBA as Mr. Soares, a thief who likes to steal concepts for TV shows, movies, and video games.
- Mr. Lawrence as Sheldon J. Plankton, one of Bendy's sidekicks and the owner of the Chum Bucket, an unsuccessful restaurant located across the street from the Krusty Krab. His business is a commercial failure because they sell mostly inedible foods made from chum. Plankton is a small planktonic copepod and the self-proclaimed arch-enemy of Mr. Krabs. Unlike the other villains, he and Berry are the only ones who are not affected by the A.I. Glitch, and thus redeems himself and helps Bloo and Mac near the end of the film.
- Alicia Vikander as Venus Cluster, the leader of Cluster Prime, and the main antagonist of My Life as a Teenage Robot and the partner of Chaos Jenny.
- Jamie Lee Curtis as Chaos Jenny, a dark and demented version of Jenny who is power and blood hungry, taking an attempt to kill at any turn she has.
- Various voice actors as the Elite Abandoned Cartoons, a clan of evil cartoons led by Tex Avery (from The Wacky World of Tex Avery). Various members of the gang are listed below:
- TBA as Alfe, the leader of the Problem Solverz, and in extension, the leader of the Elite Abandoned Cartoons. (animatronic-puppet hand drawn-CGI-animated)
- TBA as Roba, one of the Problem Solverz. TBA.
- TBA as Horace, one of the Problem Solverz. TBA.
- Eric Bauza as Derrick, a 2-year-old baby with the power of Snot Palooza. (animatronic-puppet animated)
- Candi Milo as Meg, a 3-year-old baby with the power of Mega Fart. (animatronic-puppet animated)
- Tom Kenny as Buck, a quirky 1-year-old baby with the power of Super Belch. (animatronic-puppet animated)
The Real Team
The Real Team (also known as The Anti-Toon Clan) are imposters of the Toonville Police and Stuart's henchmen who help try to destroy Toonville and build Snyderville on its remains. They assist Bendy on hunting down The Foster's Gang, they are one of the villains who are behind the missing and the murders and disappearances in Toonville.
- TBA as Andrew MK, the leader of the Real Team and one of the secondary antagonists of the film, who has committed the crime of broadcasting live-action shows on television channels that broadcast cartoons, His favourite weapon being his revolver though in the bar he had threatened TBA with a switchblade, He is a psychopath and a criminal who deliberately tortures destroys and smashes cartoons for his own amusement, He is also Stuarts Partner, and comes up with an evil plan to dip and Kill the Foster's Gang and take over Toonville for good...
- TBA as Jimmy, the second-in-command of the Real Team, TBA
- TBA as Riley, the lead investigator, TBA.
- TBA as KC, the case manager, TBA.
- TBA as Zack, the tech manager, TBA .
- TBA as Sam, the group webmaster, TBA.
- TBA as Jack, the researcher, TBA.
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- TBA as Adam, a 15-year-old from Hamilton, Ontario. He believes that a balance between a social life and school is important. However, it is later revealed that he is a victim who was brainwashed by Stuart into killing characters in the film, and after being brainwashed, he redeems himself and helps the gang at the near-end of the film.
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- TBA as Holden, TBA
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- TBA as Zac, TBA, Always seen smoking multiple cigarettes and breathing secondhand. He uses a tommy-gun as a weapon, TBA.
- TBA as Bobbe, TBA and uses a straight-razor as a weapon.
- Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Ellen Greene, and Brian Posehn as The Jimmy Gang, a group of cartoonish cybernetic, shape-shifting hologram-like creatures that Bendy, Jimmy and Stuart created to taunt those who toy with the inventions and plans, they take the form of an onslaught of horror film characters or other characters who torment TBA.
BlooJ's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends has grossed $1.772 billion. TBA.
The film was released to critical acclaim, being praised by critics and fans for the visual effects, soundtrack, story, and emotional weight. Rotten Tomatoes reports that 89% of the critics gave the film a positive rating. The Critics Consensus says: "TBA".
In 2007, the novel "BlooJ's Foster's Rewritten Imaginary Friends" was published. It received critical acclaim. The novel's style was akin to Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park and Gary K. Wolf's Who Censored Roger Rabbit.
In 2008, Bloo J (the creator of the show) expressed interest in an adaptation of the novel to cinema. He said that it would be a combination of live-action and visual effects. While pitching the idea to Paramount, none of it was accepted. However, in 2009, Paramount finally accepted the idea and announced that the film began production. It was to be released in 2010.
The movie entered development hell when in 2010 due to two things; The Bloo and Krusty Krab were too busy working on a sequel to the original House of Bloo's film and Cartoon Crash of 2009 that happened with Cartoon Network. Paramount then announced that the reboot was put on hold until The Bloo's 30th anniversary.
In 2011, the project was picked up again, this time by Schneider's Bakery and Pacific Bay Entertainment. It was not, however, a theatrical release, but rather, as a TV movie to be shown on The Bloo in the fall of 2013. However, it was cancelled again in 2012 due to its budget being too high for a television movie.
However, in August 2015, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures as well as producer Steven Spielberg searched for a book that could be adapted into a well-received film. Due to the success of the novel and being a fan of the original show, Steven Spielberg bought the film rights to BlooJ's Foster's Rewritten Imaginary Friends and plans were made to adapt the novel into a film. Spielberg signed on as executive producer in 2014.
In late 2016, the team began development on the project and they began shooting various tests, placing computer-generated characters in miniature model backdrops with the earlier proof of concept animation test completed in March 2017. Ultimately, the filmmakers decided to take the unprecedented route of combining live-action scenery with computer-generated-hand drawn character animation, as the crew were inspired by live-action adaptations of cartoons.
The Paramount lined up Michael Bay, Gore Verbinski, Robert Rodriguez, Chris Columbus, Ang Lee, David Fincher, Jon Favreau, Christopher Nolan, and M. Night Shyamalan as potential directors.
In 2018, Tim Burton, Robert Zemeckis, and Andy Muschietti were attached to direct.
Animation and visual effects
The film's animation will be a mix of various animation techniques.
The animation styles and techniques will be somewhat similar to that from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Warner Bros. Animation, Nelvana, Film Roman, Zagtoon, Toei Animation, and especially The Bloo's animation unit. During the film's development, Clay Hillenburg joined the film's production crew when he mentioned that the film will use Toon Boom Harmony as the main 2D animation software. Later on, Bloo J replied and added to Clay's comment that the film will have an exaggerated heavy use of "mixing hand-drawn and CGI hybrid together similar to how Disney used it in Paperman but in a live-action world.
The visual effects and composting will be handled by Industrial Light & Magic (who were both involved in the Wonder Park (2019 Remake), ImageMovers, Paramount Digital Graphics, and Games Animation Inc since all 4 of them are indeed visual effects companies. The lighting, texturing, hair and fur grooming, simulations, and rendering will be handled by visual effects artists, composers, lighting artists, rendering artists, animators, and digital ink and paint artists using various companies.
The Puppetry and some of the practical effects for the film is done by The Jim Henson Company and Jim Henson's Creature Shop such as Coco, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA and TBA
In order to make the animated film look realistic (for the scenery and such) but not creepy, the CGI animated elements, and the 2D animated elements would have to be composited into the final image using various software. The lighting on both CGI and 2D animated elements will also be handled by visual effects artists, composers, lighting artists, rendering artists, animators, and digital ink and paint artists, since the animators wanted more lighting and shading on the hand-drawn animated characters.
Brian Henson, one of the producers of the film, has mentioned that "putting 2D hand-drawn animated characters on a 3D CGI animated environment is one of the hardest things we would ever do". He also said that the animators, composers, and visual effect artists would "animate the 2D characters against a green-screen background and composite the green-screen character into a 3D background." For the CGI transformation sequence, animators would have to design, model, rig, animate, and composite 3D CGI animated designs and models of the 2D animated characters to give them a photo-realistic make over.
BlooJ's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (Remake) was one of the last Games Animation, Inc films that GAI Animator and co-CEO, Stephen Hillenburg worked on, along with the 2019 remake of Wonder Park and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. Hillenburg passed away on November 26, 2018, after a two-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and cancer, so his son Clay Hillenburg took over and worked on the movie as one of the animators. The film would later be dedicated to Stephen Hillenburg in the end credits alongside Cameron Boyce.
After 25 months of pre-production, filming began. Filming will take place in TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, and TBA, TBA was considered as a location as it is the novel's setting. Principal photography began in 2018.
Originally planned premise
Originally planned ideas for the film
- Originally Bloo J Wanted to use the FNAF Storyline For BlooJ's FHFIF Remake but with the novel the Sliver Eyes inspiration However Due to story problems, Rights issues, TBA TBA, TBA And of the early attempted remake movie, however, the FNAF rights was switched to be in a stand-alone film the FNAF Parts and the Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes will be used as inspiration as the movie such as and Bendyfrends going on a rampage and The Imaginary Friends being androids/aliens/robots.
BlooJ's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is set to be released on December 11, 2020. It was originally set to be released in July 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed to its current date.
Theatrical release promotions
- To promote the release of BFHFIF 2020 in theaters, Burger King made a burger inspired by the movie. It was called the "Spicy Foster's Burger", and had pepper jack, cheddar, bacon, special sauce and jalepenos. They also released a BK-exclusive flavor of soda on their Coca-Cola Freestyle machines called "Foster Twist", a mix of Sprite plus vanilla and blue raspberry flavors.
- They also sold toys for their Kids' Meal in the US and UK. The toys were Bloo, Jenny, Mac Mason, Wilt, Coco, Eduardo, Spongebob, Patrick, Bendy and Plankton.
- Starbucks released new coffee flavors based on the film.
- New Funko Pop! merchandise will be released to promote the film.
- KFC also promoted the film by releasing fortune cookies shaped like eggs named "Coco's Special Eggs" as an option for sides. The eggs were crunchy, tasted like peanuts, and had a quote from the BFHFIF TV series inside them, each one being completely random.
- In the US, M&Ms released a flavor of their chocolate candies called "The Mix" with dual-layer candy area and a mix of Twix and normal M&M flavoring in the center.
- In the US and the UK, Lego released sets for the film. On the side of the box, you can get a 5 dollar off offer movie tickets for the film at your local theater/cinema.
- Jack in The Box promoted the film by giving away tickets and other prizes to lucky winners of a Foster's contest. They also released a new edition of fries titled "Capital F's".
- Dave and Buster’s released themed food items and a new arcade game at participating locations to promote the film. They also decorated their restaurants.
- PepsiCo also promoted the film by re-releasing Crystal Pepsi as well as releasing a new flavor of Pepsi called "Blooblast", a fruity flavor with blue raspberry and blueberry flavoring. They also released a flavor of Doritos called the "Bendyfriendz's Mixtape". It was a chili-cheese flavor with some hints of ranch.
- In the UK and Alexonia, Tesco did a competition in which items in the store were packaged with a hidden voucher hidden inside the box. If you happen to find and buy the items, you earn a select amount of money and a ticket for a varying amount of people depending on how expensive the item is. The highest money prize was 1,000,000 pounds (£).
- In the US, UK, and Alexonia, Mondelez and Glico released flavors of Oreo, Chips Ahoy, Trident, Stride, Cadbury, Biscoff (in Alexonia), Milka and Sour Patch Kids. The flavors were Bloo Crunch, Mac Ultimate Combo, Jenny Mint, Eduardo Fruit, Bendy Caramel, Can't Coffee, Terrence OREO-Ice Cream and Wilt Berrymix respectively.
- In The US and the UK, Hasbro and Hasbro Gaming released action figures, sets and interactive board games as toys for the film.
- Pilot Flying J locations promoted the film by making themed food deals and collectible cups.
- 7-Eleven in the US promoted the film as well by making new Slurpees based off the film.
- The Bloo DeTour did a marathon of fan-favorite episodes of BlooJ's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and BlooJ's The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy with sneak peeks of the BlooJ's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2020) movie during the marathon. They also released promos during that week's Bloonami shows (during the commercial breaks)
- Domino's released a pizza worldwide called "The Great Lablooski Pizza". It had Mozzarella, pepperoni, jalapenos, hamburg, and sausage. There was also an unnamed lava cake with Hershey's chocolate, blue frosting, whipped cream, marshmallow, OREO pieces and brownie pieces. A deal was sold as well with a choice of a pan pizza or the Great Lablooski Pizza, bread twists, a choice of 2-liter Coke or small bottle of Sprite, and the unnamed lava cake.
- Paramount Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced that they will release BlooJ's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: The Complete Series on Digital HD, DVD, and Blu-ray.
- To coincide with the early access release of the movie, HarperCollins released BlooJ’s Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: The Official Encyclopedia To The Series and The Movies.
- Hershey's promoted the film by holding a competition. The winners of the competition would earn various prizes.
- Mountain Dew released a new flavor, titled "Foster's Time", which was TBD-flavored.
- Taco Bell promoted the film by creating a new deal, which consisted of the return of the Volcano Burrito, nachos, a Pepsi, a Mountain Dew and a Mountain Dew Baja Blast.
BlooJ's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action throughout, brief suggestive material, bloody nature, mild nudity, strong language, sexual content, drug use, sex, crude references, dark themes, thematic elements, and images that could scare children.
Cultural references and easter eggs
In the movie, there are several different easter eggs, as well as cultural references to other media, such as television shows, movies, and video games, also a tribute to late Games Anderson and William Anderson (the founders of Paramount Animation in 1940 and Games Animation Inc in 1951) as well as the late Stephen Hillenburg (who was the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants (along with Matt Groening and an animator/co-ceo of Games Animation Inc in 1990's-2010's) there cameo appearance of characters and easter eggs from many classic GameToons, Paramount animated shorts, and films.
List of cultural references
List of easter eggs
- There are multiple promotions in the film that appear as easter eggs, which are either camouflaged or hidden within other things.
- The arcade in the film is full of homages to Games Animation Inc and Paramount properties. There's the TBA (from TBA), TBA (from TBA) and TBA on the arcade machines. There are racing games for TBA and posters for the TBA (from TBA ").
- TBA, TBA, TBA and TBA from TBA can be seen as plushies in the prize area of TBA.
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- Luke from StarBirds is seen as an easter egg, which confirms the upcoming StarBirds live-action film.
List of cameos
- Tom Kenny as Spongebob Squarepants (GameToons) - TBA (seen in TBA)
- Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick Star (GamesToons) - TBA (seen in TBA)
- Jimmy Newtron (GamesToons) - TBA (seen in TBA)
- There are hidden easter eggs in the film, TBA.
- This became one of the most expensive movies that Paramount worked on.
- The movie, along with the novel, is canon to the BFHFIF franchise.
- Due to the differences between the original show and the film, this film will be somewhat like a Cartoon Network reboot, although Cartoon Network reboots have been criticized due to not being very faithful to the original shows they were based on. However, the film will be like a Cartoon Network reboot and an Adult Swim reboot at the same time. The crew of the film will make sure the film has some faithfulness to the original show.
- After this film, Terrence is only seen in flashbacks.
- This is the last BlooJ's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends project to have Stephen Hillenburg's involvement, as he passed away less than two years after the movie was released.
- There are a heavy amount of references to media conglomerates in the film.
Differences from the Original Show
- The Remake will have a more of a darker and violent tone than the original show
- The imaginary friends were originally just imagined, but in the movie, they are actual creatures/androids.
- In the original show, FHFIF was just a home, but in the movie, it is an indoor hotel populated by imaginary friends.
- Cheese is a more hyperactive version of Ren, as said by Chaudhary.
- Jenny Wakeman/XJ-9 was sixteen years old in the 2000s show, however, she is 23 years old in the movie.
- Mac was 8 years old in the show, but in the movie, he is 9, later 13.
- Bloo came from Mac's imagination in the show, but in this movie, he is Mac's birthday present.
- In the show, SpongeBob and Patrick were friends, but in the film, Patrick is SpongeBob's adoptive brother.
- Bendy is a lot more scary, spiteful, and vindictive in the film.
- The film was animated in many different styles, unlike the original series.
- The Abandoned Cartoons are slightly more powerful, menacing and terrifying than their original counterparts in the show. This is only a minor change considering they are mainly comedic villains in the film.
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