Netflix is Bringing “The Magic School Bus” Back to Life

Netflix is Bringing “The Magic School Bus” Back to Life

In 1994 “The Magic School Bus” premiered, bringing science to kids with a fun twist.

Even though its been 16 years since it went into syndication, kids are still enjoying Ms. Frizzle’s adventures courtesy of Netflix.

Now it’s coming back in a whole new way.

Netflix announced they will be launching “The Magic School Bus 360°” as a computer-animated program. Twenty-six half-hour shows have already been ordered.

The Magic School Bus 360 is expected to launch in 2016.

According to Deborah Forte, president of Scholastic Media, they are hoping to reach out to elementary schools and make “Magic School Bus” a fun part of the science curriculum.

So we’ll get to see Ms. Frizzle and her bus again, all updated for a new generation.

With Netflix’s acquisition of several Scholastic properties, like “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “Goosebumps”, hopefully we will be seeing more classic shows in a new light.

As a parent of young children, I love being able to sit down with my kids and watch the shows I grew up watching. And they take more interest in the show knowing that.

What do you think of the re-launch? Are there other shows you would like to see brought back for today’s youth? Let me know below!

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Laura is a 27 year old proud mother of a 6 year old girl, and 4 year old boy from Central California. She is a proud Hyster Sister as of March 2014, and has hobbies in many areas, including photography, automotive, singing, couponing, and hiking in Sequoia National Park. She holds a degree in Automotive Technology from the College of the Sequoias.