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article imageNetflix to revive 'The Magic School Bus'

By Sylvannia Soulet     Jun 16, 2014 in Entertainment
Children of the 90s rejoice — Netflix has greenlighted new episodes of the popular animated educational children’s series.
Scholastic Media has teamed up with the movie streaming service to create 26 new episodes of the show, re-launching it as The Magic School Bus 360° and using CGI as opposed to the traditional cel-animation format. Scholastic Media is the creative mind behind several other kid-friendly programming of the 1990s, including Clifford the Big Red Dog and Goosebumps.
The Magic School Bus — based on the collection of children’s books by the same name — originally ran from 1994 and 1997 and starred Lily Tomlin as Ms. Frizzle, the quirky, effervescent teacher that would take her students on field trips to enrich their scientific knowledge of the world. The show has experienced a recent surge in popularity on Netflix, which likely played a role in its imminent revival.
The Magic School Bus revolutionized kids' television through a unique and powerful blend of entertainment and science information, said Deborah Forte, president of Scholastic Media. “We're proud that it's become an evergreen show that children and parents continue to watch together.”
The Magic School Bus 360° will air in 2016.
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