Netflix Rebooting “The Magic School Bus” – Rejoice!

By on June 12, 2014

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I think the entire internet let out a collective, “fuck yeah!” with this announcement. The nostalgia bomb that is “The Magic School Bus” is heading back to television!

Netflix and Scholastic Media announced this week that they are rebooting the educational series for a 2016 premiere.

Of course the reboot will be modernized and it will be titled “The Magic School Bus 360°.” It will be a computer-generated reimagining of the 1990s show, complete with 26 episodes that star a modernized Ms. Frizzle and her students. They’ll navigate problem-solving adventures in a high-tech bus with features like robotics, wearables and camera technology, reads the announcement.

Deborah Forte, president of Scholastic Media, said,

The Magic School Bus revolutionized kids’ television through a unique and powerful blend of entertainment and science information. We’re proud that it’s become an evergreen show that children and parents continue to watch together. Our new rendition The Magic School Bus 360° is a similarly compelling addition to the current landscape of children’s programming and on Netflix is bound to reach more families around the world than ever before who will now be able to watch the show anytime, anywhere they want.”

Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix, added,

“Scholastic Media is a powerhouse creator and producer of top-quality programming for kids and families and its flagship series like The Magic School BusClifford The Big Red Dog and Goosebumps have been huge hits on Netflix in all our territories. 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.”

About Darth Sarah

Sarah is a journalist and an artist who lives in the city. She loves movies and television. She reads early and often. She also secretly hopes the Doctor will come and take her away, though she realizes he probably already has a dedicated companion at the moment. Sarah also helps out over at BSCkids.com, Optionated.com and our other sites!

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