Netflix Orders Reboot of the Magic School Bus

Netflix cannot be stopped! We're not complaining they have already rescued one of our favorite show (Arrested Development) and they are bringing back The 90's cartoon The Magic School Bus.

Close to 30, I have every intention of watching this.

From The NYTimes:

Netflix is acquiring for worldwide streaming 26 half-hour episodes of the new program, “The Magic School Bus 360°,” which will use computer-generated animation. The show will start appearing in 2016, the companies plans to announce on Wednesday.

The companies declined to discuss terms of the deal, which follows Netflix’s acquisition in the last year of rights to a number of Scholastic series, including the original “Magic School Bus,” “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “Goosebumps.”

“ 'Magic School Bus,’ the old version, is remarkably popular on Netflix,” said Ted Sarandos, the company’s chief content officer, calling it the streaming service’s top educational show. “It teaches science in a way that transcends generations.”

The new version will include a modernized teacher, Ms. Frizzle (voiced by Lily Tomlin in the original), who will take her class on flying trips on an updated bus. The young scientists will use newer scientific tools, such as robots or a smart suit worn by the character Carlos that determines his body’s vital signs instantly.


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