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Netflix has their new Ms. Frizzle. Variety reports Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon will voice the character in the streaming platform's upcoming revival series, The Magic School Bus Rides Again.The reboot is based on the '90s animated show The Magic School Bus, which followed a teacher, Ms. Frizzle, who educates her students using a magic school bus. The show ran from 1994 to 1997 on PBS. Lily Tomlin voiced the role of Frizzle in the original series.Read More… »
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The 90’s has been looked back on in recent years as the pinnacle of children’s television. Rugrats, All That, Kenan And Kel, and so many other classic shows meant to distract us while mommy had her “special afternoon drink.” But lest we forget much of that programming was educational too, and one of the big hitters was The Magic School Bus. A reboot is happening, of... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters star Kate McKinnon is the new Ms. Frizzle. McKinnon will star as bus driver Ms. Frizzle in The Magic School Bus Rides Again, Netflix’s revival of the 1990s kids series The Magic School Bus, which aired on PBS. Lily Tomlin voiced the character in the original series, which earned several Emmy nominations and a win for Tomlin. The revival was first announced in 2014, as a joint production of Netflix and Scholastic Media. Netflix… »
The Magic School Bus is about to take a whole new batch of kids on a fantastic voyage, and one of the funniest women in Hollywood is climbing aboard. The beloved educational children’s show is getting rebooted in the upcoming Netflix series “Magic School Bus Rides Again” — and Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon […] »
Seatbelts, everyone: Kate McKinnon will be your new Ms. Frizzle.
The “SNL” and “Ghostbusters” star will be voicing Ms. Frizzle for Netflix’s revival of the classic kids cartoon “The Magic School Bus,” titled “The Magic School Bus Rides Again.” Lily Tomlin — currently starring in Netflix’s “Grace & Frankie” opposite Jane Fonda — had voiced the character in the show’s original incarnation, which earned several Emmy nominations and a win for Tomlin.
The “reimagining” was first announced by Netflix in 2014, and conceived then as 26 episodes made using CG instead of traditional animation. “Magic School Bus” was just one of several Scholastic Books titles optioned by Netflix at the time, including “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “Goosebumps.”
As with many a Netflix revival, “Magic School Bus” resides in the sweet spot of nostalgia-evoking series and children’s programming. Shows like “Fuller House” and the “Gilmore Girls” revival, along with originals like “Stranger Things,” have »
- Oriana Schwindt
Image Source: Everett Collection If the mantra of your childhood was "Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy," then you're in for a treat. Netflix is officially bringing back the science-fueled cartoon every '90s kid loved to daydream about in school: The Magic School Bus. That means a whole new generation of kids will hop aboard Ms. Frizzle's famous bus for enthralling field trips, learning plenty about their class subjects along the way. But how much of the iconic educational cartoon will harken back to the original series? We've got every detail out there all in one place, so you can start getting excited. 1. What is it titled? According to Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, the reboot will be called Magic School Bus 360°. 2. When does it return? The Netflix premiere date for Magic School Bus 360° has not been announced yet. 3. How many episodes are there? Netflix ordered 26 half-hour episodes of the series. »
- Brinton Parker
Kate McKinnon is going back to school. Netflix announced Wednesday that McKinnon will provide the voice of Ms. Frizzle in the upcoming Netflix reboot “The Magic School Bus Rides Again.” But not that Ms. Frizzle. McKinnon will instead play Fiona Frizzle, who is the sister to the the original Ms. Valerie Frizzle. Valerie Frizzle was voiced by Lily Tomlin, who played the character throughout the original series’ entire run. Also Read: Kate McKinnon to Star in Amblin's 'The Lunch Witch' Airing for 18 consecutive years and seen in more than 39 countries, “The Magic School Bus” is the longest-running kids science series in history. »
- Joe Otterson
The Magic School Bus is about to take a whole new batch of kids on a fantastic voyage, and one of the funniest women in Hollywood is climbing aboard.
The beloved educational children's show is getting rebooted in the upcoming Netflix series Magic School Bus Rides Again -- and Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon is set to voice everyone's favorite eccentric teacher, Ms. Frizzle.
Watch: Kate McKinnon's Emotional Emmy Acceptance Speech Steals the Show: 'I'm Really Crying!'
Perfect casting is one thing, but McKinnon being tapped to play Ms. Frizzle is seriously next-level brilliance. While no one could match Lily Tomlin's take on the character, McKinnon is sure to put a new spin on the beloved educator.
Netflix announced the casting news on Wednesday, but the reboot series has been in the works since 2014. In a press release at the time, Netflix said that Magic School Bus Rides Again will provide a new audience »
Ms. Frizzle is back — sort of!
Fiona, who is the sister to the the original Ms. Valerie Frizzle, will bring the same comedy mayhem and science education as the original educational ’90s series.
You can relive the good old days with The Magic School Bus‘ original intro above. »
- Brittany King
Lily Tomlin's indelible mark on film and television was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday.
The celebrated star was presented with the award by country music icon and 9 to 5 co-star Dolly Parton. Jane Fonda, who stars with Tomlin on the hit Netflix dramedy Grace and Frankie, was scheduled to present, but was forced to cancel due to strep throat, Tomlin told Et's Nancy O'Dell on the red carpet.
Tomlin, like so many others at this year's show, got political in her speech, but managed to use her razor wit to bring levity to the seriousness of the political climate.
Photos: 2017 SAG Awards Red Carpet Arrivals
"What a week this has been though, so you are kind of anti-climactic," Tomlin said, standing next to her award. "The doomsday clock has been moved up to two-and-a-half minutes before midnight! [So] This award it came just in the nick of time."
"When the great »
As if there were any doubt, Lily Tomlin reminded the world of her singular talents as she received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award on Sunday night in Los Angeles.
Taking the stage at the 23rd annual SAG Awards, the acclaimed actress, comedian, writer and producer accepted the honor from Dolly Parton, her longtime friend and costar in the 1980 comedy hit Nine to Five.
Tomlin took the stage to accept the award, joking that it came “just in the nick of time.”
“What a week this has been though. You are kind of anti-climactic,” she joked. “Doomsday clock moved »
- Oliver Gettell and Jodi Guglielmi
[[tmz:video id="0_e7be8wp0"]] The TV show that made '90s kids care about science is coming back ... and we've learned a bunch of original classmates will be riding on "The Magic School Bus" for the reboot. No new info's been released since Netflix announced in 2014 they'll be remaking the classic animated kid's series -- but TMZ spoke with one of Ms. Frizzle's students who gave us the scoop. Producer Stu Stone, who voiced Ralphie, says a bunch of »
- TMZ Staff
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