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Release Date:
11 September 1994 (USA) See more »
An eccentric schoolteacher takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus. Full summary »
2 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 27)

Lily Tomlin ... Ms. Valerie Frizzle (52 episodes, 1994-1997)

Daniel DeSanto ... Carlos Ramon (52 episodes, 1994-1997)

Erica Luttrell ... Keesha Franklin (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
Tara Meyer ... Dorothy Ann (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
Maia Filar ... Phoebe Terese (52 episodes, 1994-1997)

Lisa Jai ... Wanda Li (52 episodes, 1994-1997)

Stuart Stone ... Ralphie Tennelli (52 episodes, 1994-1997)

Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... The Producer (41 episodes, 1994-1997)

Danny Tamberelli ... Arnold Perlstein (39 episodes, 1995-1997)
Andre Ottley-Lorant ... Tim Jamal (39 episodes, 1995-1997)

Series Directed by
Larry Jacobs (39 episodes, 1994-1997)
Charles E. Bastien (30 episodes, 1995-1997)
Series Writing credits
Joanna Cole (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
Bruce Degen (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
Jocelyn Stevenson (23 episodes, 1994-1996)
Brian Muehl (17 episodes, 1994-1996)
George Arthur Bloom (15 episodes, 1995-1996)
John May (12 episodes, 1994-1996)
Kristin Laskas Martin (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ronnie Krauss (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Robert Schechter (3 episodes, 1996)
Libby Hinson (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Sean Kelly (2 episodes, 1995)

Series Produced by
Deborah Forte .... executive producer (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
Patrick Loubert .... executive producer: Nelvana (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
Patricia R. Burns .... coordinating producer: Nelvana (51 episodes, 1994-1997)
Stephen Hodgins .... supervising producer: Nelvana (51 episodes, 1994-1997)
Alison Blank .... executive producer (23 episodes, 1994-1996)
Jane Startz .... executive producer (23 episodes, 1994-1996)
Karen Stevens .... coordinating producer (22 episodes, 1994-1996)
Kristin Laskas Martin .... supervising producer / executive producer (21 episodes, 1994-1996)
Vince Commisso .... line producer / producer (14 episodes, 1995-1996)
Janice M. Jacobs .... line producer (8 episodes, 1996)
Hasmi Giakoumis .... producer (6 episodes, 1994)
Kristen Martin .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 1994)
Series Original Music by
Peter Lurye (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
Series Casting by
Jessie Thomson (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
Series Production Design by
Andrew Hickson (13 episodes, 1994)
Series Production Management
Eric Black .... post-production supervisor / post-production manager (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
John Lynn .... executive in charge of production (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
Deborah Forte .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1994-1997)

Tyler Baylis .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Steve Chadwick .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Ruta Cube .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Marty Keitz .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes)
Lan Lamon .... post-production manager (unknown episodes)
Mary Jane Patterson .... post-production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Bouchard .... assistant director (1 episode, 1994)
Scott Glynn .... assistant director (1 episode, 1994)
Glen Sylvester .... unit director (1 episode, 1994)
Michel Dazé .... unit director (1 episode, 1996)
Series Art Department
Andrew Hickson .... design supervisor (26 episodes, 1994-1995)
Charles E. Bastien .... storyboard artist (26 episodes, 1995-1997)
Robert Pincombe .... storyboard clean-up (13 episodes, 1997)
Franc Reyes .... designer (4 episodes, 1994)
Cynthia Ward .... character designer (3 episodes, 1994)

Mary Bertoia .... paint supervisor (unknown episodes)
Alan Bunce .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Gerry Capelle .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Jim Caswell .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Bruce Degen .... illustrator (unknown episodes)
John Flagg .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Alex Gatsis .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Yvette Kaplan .... storyboard consultant (unknown episodes)
Andrea Robbins .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Bob Smith .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Andrew Tan .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Laure Towata .... storyboard coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Elius Caruso .... sound re-recording mixer (26 episodes, 1995-1996)

Steven Cole .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Mark DeSimone .... voice recordist (unknown episodes)
Mac Holyoke .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Andy Koyama .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Dow McKeever .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Marsha McKeever .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Steve Shelski .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Keith Traver .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Brad Zoern .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Stephen Wood .... effects designer (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Marcos Gonzalez .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1994)
Erich Salloch .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1994)
Ron Wilson .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1994)
Stuart Shankly .... layout artist (11 episodes, 1995)
John Mahovlich .... key animator (7 episodes, 1994)

Blayne Burnside .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Ted Collyer .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Daye Cox .... timing director (unknown episodes)
Suzanne Dargie .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Michel Dazé .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Shane Doyle .... key animator (unknown episodes)
Rob Elliott .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Stephen Fitch .... lip sync (unknown episodes)
Bill Giggie .... key animator (unknown episodes)
Stefanie Gignac .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Denis Gonzalez .... key animator (unknown episodes)
Brad Graham .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Chad Hicks .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
John Hill .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Michael Hitchcox .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Kevin Klis .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
John Lei .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Michael Longden .... timing director (unknown episodes)
Jeff Lyons .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Mary Lyons .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Brad Markewitz .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Chris Minz .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Mike Nichols .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Brian Poehlman .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Frank Ramirez .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Lynn Reist .... key animator (unknown episodes)
Christine Rother .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Terry Rotsaert .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Lyndon Ruddy .... layout supervisor (unknown episodes)
Rob Sadler .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Genevieve Selby .... layout supervisor (unknown episodes)
Eva Smith .... key animator (unknown episodes)
Tony Tarantini .... layout supervisor (unknown episodes)
Fred Wilmot .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Affee Yepp .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Frank Biasi .... on-line editor (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
Peter Winninger .... pre-production editor (13 episodes, 1997)

David Axelrad .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Peter Lurye .... composer: title song (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
Series Other crew
Susan Blu .... voice director (52 episodes, 1994-1997)

Stephen Lategan .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 1998)
Patty Beausoleil .... design coordinator (unknown episodes)
Bryan Bleil .... science content coordinator (unknown episodes)
Joel Robert Bloom .... National Advisory Board (unknown episodes)
Susan Carey .... National Advisory Board (unknown episodes)
Milton Chen .... National Advisory Board (unknown episodes)
Edward Chittenden .... National Advisory Board (unknown episodes)
Richard Clark .... National Advisory Board (unknown episodes)
Aidan Closs .... layout coordinator (unknown episodes)
Asha Daniere .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Hubert Dyasi .... National Advisory Board (unknown episodes)
Bill Epes .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Neillie Morell Evans .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Robin Grey .... production executive (unknown episodes)
Norman Kagan .... science research coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jane Butler Kanie .... National Advisory Board (unknown episodes)
Yvette Kaplan .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Mia Katon .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Phyllis Katz .... National Advisory Board (unknown episodes)
Stephanie Kravos .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jenny Lan .... director: Project Outreach (unknown episodes)
Carmina Marcial .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Frances Nankin .... associate content director (unknown episodes)
Virginia Reilly .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Stephen Schneider .... National Advisory Board (unknown episodes)
Robert J. Semper .... National Advisory Board (unknown episodes)
Caroline Simmons .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bonnie Smith .... National Advisory Board (unknown episodes)
Dorothy Strickland .... National Advisory Board (unknown episodes)
Erika Strobel .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Colen Sylvester .... unit director (unknown episodes)
Michael Templeton .... science content director (unknown episodes)
Ellen Ann Wartella .... National Advisory Board (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
Andrew diSessa .... special thanks (unknown episodes)
Paul Horwitz .... special thanks (unknown episodes)
Sandra Jenoure .... special thanks (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Scholastic's The Magic School Bus" - USA (complete title)
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30 min
Sound Mix:
Canada:G | USA:TV-Y (some episodes) | USA:TV-G (1994-1996)

Did You Know?

Ralphie Tennelli:It's simple. All we have to do is build a robot that looks like me.
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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
My kids love it!, 8 November 2004
Author: eoff from Carrollton, Texas

I think this show is both educational and entertaining. My kids (ages 2 to 7) LOVE the show and the books. Its 52 episodes now run at 6:30 a.m. ET weekdays on The Learning Channel. Because it is wholesome and beneficial, it is one of the few shows I let them watch on TV. I like the guest-star voices (Dolly Parton) and the way Ms. Frizzle's dress changes according to the theme of the day. The show is a great way to introduce children to science concepts at a young age, as it easily holds their attention the entire time and inspires their imagination. It is refreshing to see that a children's show these days can get by without violence and mean-spiritedness while also teaching the values of friendship, curiosity and persistence.

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