Netflix is Bringing Back ‘The Magic School Bus’

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Netflix is planning on bringing back the children series Magic School Bus with all new episodes.

Magic School Bus, is a show based on Scholastic book series that focused on science, emphasizing learning about the world around us. The new version of the show is expected to include a modern updated learning lessons, according to The New York Times:  

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. […]

First broadcast on PBS in 1994, and most recently seen in reruns as part of the children’s programming on Qubo, “The Magic School Bus” was the longest-running children’s science program, Scholastic said, and was shown in approximately 39 countries. While the television show left Qubo in 2012, the company continues to publish books under the brand. […]

Expect the show to be basically the same, except for better animation, and digital upgrades. Netflix also acquired Clifford the Big Red Dog and Goosebumps in the deal with Scholastic, but there is no word if Netflix will give the show a modernized version of those shows.

It looks as though more and more classic childhood shows are gaining in popularity. With Levar Burton’s Reading Rainbow having an amazing comeback, now the Magic School Bus, if you grew up in the 1990’s it is time to relive your childhood.

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