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Netflix reboots 'Magic School Bus' for new generation

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Netflix reboots 'Magic School Bus' for new generation

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jun 11, 2014

Fresh on the heels of a renewal of '90s classic "Reading Rainbow" comes news of another educational revamp, Scholastic Media's "Magic School Bus."

"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," reports The New York Times.

Beloved educator "Ms. Frizzle" will be modernized and the school bus will also be updated. "Robots or a smart suit" will offer the young students more current technological tools as well.

As The New York Times reports, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos says the original version of the series is "remarkably popular on Netflix," and calls it the streaming service’s top educational show. 'It teaches science in a way that transcends generations," he says.

The "Magic School Bus" debuted in 1994. The revived show is set to launch in 2016.

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.