6.3/10
495
20 user 2 critic

The Magic School Bus Rides Again 

Trailer
1:33 | Trailer
Ms. Frizzle and her class along with an inventive high-tech bus that invites children on high-flying hijinks that introduce the incredible world of science.
Reviews
Popularity
4,187 ( 397)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
2018   2017   Unknown  
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Magic School Bus (1994–1997)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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

Stars: Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell
Wild Kratts (TV Series 2011)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Chris and Martin Kratt are brothers who explore the wild throughout the world to learn more about animals and share conservation information. They have three friends who travel in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt, Athena Karkanis
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (TV Series 2012)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The adventures of the children of the characters of Fred Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Addison Holley, Amariah Faulkner, Ted Dykstra
Cyberchase (TV Series 2002)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three kids, Jackie, Matt, Inez, and their bird friend Digit, must save cyberspace from the evil Hacker with the use of strategy and math skills.

Stars: Novie Edwards, Annick Obonsawin, Jacqueline Pillon
Sesame Street (TV Series 1969)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney
FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman (2006–2010)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

FETCH with Ruff Ruffman is a reality game show for kids. Blending live-action and animation, FETCH. revolves around an animated dog named Ruff Ruffman, who develops, produces, and hosts his... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Conroy, Rosario Corso, Marc Prophet
Arthur (TV Series 1996)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.

Stars: J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Arthur Holden
Skylanders Academy (TV Series 2016)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

"Skylanders Academy" follows the heroic adventures of Spyro, Eruptor, Stealth Elf, Jet-Vac and Pop Fizz as they travel the vast Skylands universe, protecting it from evil-doers.

Stars: Justin Long, Ashley Tisdale, Jonathan Banks
Franklin (1997–2004)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Franklin focuses on the eponymous growing young turtle who, as his television stories and books always begin, "could count by twos and tie his shoes".

Stars: Noah Reid, Leah Renee, Elizabeth Saunders
Super Monsters (TV Series 2017)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Preschool kids whose parents are the world's most famous monsters try to master their special powers while preparing for kindergarten.

Stars: Erin Mathews, Alessandro Juliani, Vincent Tong
Nature Cat (TV Series 2015)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An adventurous house cat goes on crazy trips and adventures with his friends to learn all about animals and nature.

Stars: Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Kate Micucci
Doc McStuffins (TV Series 2012)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

"Doc McStuffins" is an imaginative animated series about Doc McStuffins, a young girl who aspires to be a doctor like her mom and communicates with and heals broken toys and stuffed animals.

Stars: Lara Jill Miller, Kiara Muhammad, Loretta Devine
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Mikaela Blake ...  Keesha 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Gabby Clarke ...  Dorothy Ann 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Lynsey Pham ...  Wanda 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Birva Pandya ...  Jyoti 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Leke Maceda-Rustecki Leke Maceda-Rustecki ...  Carlos 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Matthew Mintz ...  Ralphie 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Franciska Friede ...  Wanda Li 26 episodes, 2017-2018
Miles KV ...  Arnold 22 episodes, 2017-2018
Kate McKinnon ...  Ms. Fiona Frizzle 14 episodes, 2017-2018
Lily Tomlin ...  Professor Frizzle 14 episodes, 2017-2018
Edit

Storyline

Ms. Frizzle and her class along with an inventive high-tech bus that invites children on high-flying hijinks that introduce the incredible world of science.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Certificate:

TV-Y | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Netflix

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Magic School Bus 360° See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jyoti is the reboot's newcomer. See more »

Crazy Credits

Depending on each episode, the actor playing the kid who has more protagonism is credited by his/herself, while the actors playing the other kids are credited together (under "Featuring the voices of"). See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Grover Said WHAT?!? (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme Song
Sung by Lin-Manuel Miranda
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's great for a reboot
20 December 2017 | by consertijonesSee all my reviews

I think that what is getting lost a lot is that when shows are rebooted, it's done for a new audience, not the same old one.

As such, I'm basing my review on the audience for this new show: young kids whose parents and teachers have grown up watching the original.

My kids are 7 and 4. The elder one was initially exposed to Magic School Bus through her teacher showing the original series as a treat during the very rare "pajama day" at school. The younger one was only exposed to the original insofar as the older one wanted to watch *more* Magic School Bus.

They both love the reboot. They ask to watch it over the original, which the older loved, but which the younger hated because it was "too scary". The reason it was too scary? The kids in the original would be yelling in fear over something every two seconds. In the reboot, the children are on the whole more competent and calm, and overall freak out less. When they find themselves in trouble, they try to figure out solutions on their own before appealing to Ms. Frizzle for help. I can see how it's more appealing to young kids who have grown up being told that anyone can do science, and that unexpected events can be an opportunity to problem solve.

As for Ms. Frizzle? I happen to like that she's not a carbon copy of her big sister. Yes, sometimes her puns are very random, but I think it works to give her a personality of her own. Mckinnon doesn't quite disappear into the character as Tomlin did, but I think for my part it's because I was familiar with her voice beforehand, whereas I didn't know Tomlin before watching the original Magic School Bus. My kids have never heard of SNL, so they don't really have any way of recognizing McKinnon's voice, as it should be. To them, she's just "the new teacher".

If you have kids between 5-9, they'll probably enjoy it regardless of whether they love the original or not.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed