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Netflix, Scholastic Reboot ‘The Magic School Bus’

Just in case you were worried that Netflix’s slate of upcoming animated programming was looking a little too Dreamworks heavy, the streaming site has announced plans to launch an updated version of the Scholastic Media educational series The Magic School Bus.

The new iteration, which reflects Netflix’s continuing growth as a children’s broadcaster, will be a computer animated show entitled The Magic School Bus 360°. Twenty-six half-hour episodes will launch in 2016. Like the original show, it will teach kids about science by way of an anthropomorphic school bus and a kooky educator named Ms. Frizzle, however, the new bus will be upgraded to reflect the advancements in robotics, wearables, and camera technology. The original series was produced for PBS between 1994 to 1997 and remained in syndication until 2012. Since Netflix acquired the streaming rights in 2013, it has become one of their most watched educational shows.