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The Magic School Bus 

An eccentric school-teacher takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Tara Meyer ...  Dorothy Ann 52 episodes, 1994-1997
Maia Filar ...  Phoebe Terese 52 episodes, 1994-1997
Lisa Jai 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 Andre Ottley-Lorant ...  Tim Jamal 39 episodes, 1995-1997
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Storyline

In a small grade school, one class has a unique way of learning about the world with their teacher, Ms. Frizzle. To illustrate the science concepts they discuss, they always take a field trip on the Magic School Bus, a magic vehicle that can go anywhere and be anything as the class explores space, the arctic, the human body, and more in order to have a firsthand experience of the principles of science. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scholastic's The Magic School Bus See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Danny Tamberelli Arnold, provided the voice of Ralphie for two lines. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line, after Carlos makes a joke]
Arnold: Carlos!
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The closing credits are always shown over a still from the episode. See more »

Alternate Versions

VHS and DVD versions of the show are uncut and feature the producer segments at the end. See more »

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Soundtracks

On The Magic School Bus
(title song)
Music & Lyrics by Peter Lurye
Performed by Little Richard and Jeffrey Landman
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great show...wish it was still on TV covering new topics
31 May 2006 | by cesardlgSee all my reviews

yes, sesame street and other shows teach the basics better. however, once your kid advances to the "how it works" stage, this program hits the nail on the head. my kid likes hearing how honey is produced and what the roll of the bee-keeper as well as the queen bee, etc. There are also a lot of factoids that he just will spout off for the next few days. Sesame street was great when he was 2 and 3, but now at 4, its magic school bus time.

we just recently discovered the books and they are great also. we do story time before bed every time and usually its at least 5 books. one of these books takes about 20-30 minutes though because there are a lot of factoids in each of them and reading each and every one takes time. i learned quite a bit myself. i kind of like the book better than the show.


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