Modernized 'Magic School Bus' coming to Netflix
Step inside for another wild ride: Magic School Bus is back.
EW has confirmed that the beloved science education children’s program, which was based on Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen’s book series and originally premiered in 1994, is being rebooted on Netflix. (Currently, kids can stream the original version on Netflix as well.)
Netflix acquired worldwide streaming for 26 half-hour episodes of the new program, The Magic School Bus 360°, which will use computer-generated animation. The new version will include a modernized teacher, Ms. Frizzle (voiced by Lily Tomlin in the original show), who will take her class on flying trips on an updated, high-tech bus. The young scientists will also use newer scientific tools. (Remember: In the original, there is an episode all about floppy discs.)
“Scholastic Media is a powerhouse creator and producer of top-quality programming for kids and families and its flagship series like The Magic School Bus, Clifford The Big Red Dog and Goosebumps have been huge hits on Netflix in all our territories,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix in a release. “We’re thrilled to expand our relationships and to be the first-run home of The Magic School Bus 360°, introducing a whole new generation to Ms. Frizzle and her hijinks.”
The show is scheduled to debut in 2016 — so there’s plenty of time for you to track down your own pet lizard to tag along.
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