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Old 01-04-2017, 11:49 AM   #1
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Magic School Bus coming back to netflix

The most influential fashion icon of the 90s is coming back to TV, and we’re not talking about Winona Ryder (although she kind of already has with Stranger Things), Tyra Banks, or anybody who’s an actual flesh and bone human, really: Ms. Frizzle, whose fabulous dresses were as wild as her incredibly immersive, science-heavy field trips, will be making a comeback thanks to Netflix, and this The Magic School Bus reboot will likely happen sooner rather than later (via Good Housekeeping).


It’s not yet clear how much about the new show has changed since it was announced as The Magic School Bus 360 in 2014 and given an ETA of 2016, but at the time, the show was said to be produced with CG animation. These facts have been re-confirmed by Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos in an interview with The New York Times, so the show (then slated for 26 half-hour episodes) definitely won’t look like the one you remember.

We do know that the titular bus has been updated with more modern tools and the kids will make use of advanced technologies, like “a smart suit worn by the character Carlos that determines his body’s vital signs instantly.”



The cast has yet to be confirmed, but hopefully Lily Tomlin reprises her role as Ms. Frizzle, which could happen, as producer Stu Stone said many original cast members are returning to the new series. Celebrities like Dolly Parton, Eartha Kitt, Dan Marino, and others made guest appearances on the first series, and Stone said that trend will continue with 360: “There are tons of cameos planned. I know that there are big stars who want to be involved in this, and there’s a whole generation of people who grew up on this series that want to be a part of it now that it’s back.”

We’ll bring you more news about the new series as it’s revealed, but in the meantime, take a quick nostalgia trip with the original theme song below, and if that’s not enough, the series of our childhoods is streaming on Netflix right now.

http://nerdist.com/seatbelts-everyon...ks-to-netflix/
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Old 02-08-2017, 05:24 PM   #2
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http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/kate...ix-1201981671/

Kate Mckinnon is voicing Ms Frizzle
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Old 09-30-2017, 09:54 PM   #3
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The show is now available on Netflix.




Lily Tomlin reprises her role as the original Ms. Frizzle, but she's a professor now. Her younger sister Fiona is now charge of the class and the bus. Professor Frizzle's role on the series is that:

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She is now taking the producer character's place as the one who answers the phone at the end of the episode to answer questions.


All of the students from Ms. Frizzle's class on The Magic School Bus are now appearing in the sequel series The Magic School Bus Rides Again except for one:

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Phoebe Terese is no longer attending Walker Elementary. In the first episode of the new series, it is revealed that she went back to her old school. In her place is a new student named Jyoti, who is Indian-American. While it's great that this new series to continue to have diversity I'm sure that some fans of the original series will miss Phoebe and there won't be any more of her "At my old school" lines.
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Without the Frizz? No Way!
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Old 10-01-2017, 01:08 AM   #5
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The show is now available on Netflix.




Lily Tomlin reprises her role as the original Ms. Frizzle, but she's a professor now. Her younger sister Fiona is now charge of the class and the bus. Professor Frizzle's role on the series is that:

Spoiler:
She is now taking the producer character's place as the one who answers the phone at the end of the episode to answer questions.
Bummer. But in a roundabout sorta way, it kinda works.

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All of the students from Ms. Frizzle's class on The Magic School Bus are now appearing in the sequel series The Magic School Bus Rides Again except for one:

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Phoebe Terese is no longer attending Walker Elementary. In the first episode of the new series, it is revealed that she went back to her old school. In her place is a new student named Jyoti, who is Indian-American. While it's great that this new series to continue to have diversity I'm sure that some fans of the original series will miss Phoebe and there won't be any more of her "At my old school" lines.
Guess she got tired of making comparisons to her old school and just went back. Watch her come back later because it was too boring over there.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:55 AM   #6
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Well I've been following this show closely for a year since the show was originally supposed to come out last year and be in CG featuring new kids and called MSB 360 and I found out it had been delayed but I was extremely disappointed when I saw the trailer, right now I'm watching it right now and I'll be posting my opinions in this thread.

The art-style is awful, makes me feel like I'm watching an expensive flash cartoon or Dora show. I really wish they had gone with CG since the King Kong CG Netflix show they had while a bit boring had awesome CG. The show looks "nice" and clean but the character designs are so uninspiring and generic, I literally can't tell any of the kids apart besides Arnold, and not because he has a good design but it's easy to tell with the glasses, he also gets the most focus. They also got rid of Phoebe to add more diversity to the group if there ever was a show that had enough diversity was this one and the new guy is the definition of bland, he only appears in the background most of the time doing nothing, Phoebe at least had some quirk with her "at her old school" comments. The other students fare a little better at least showing some of their personality from the original show but not by much either, the new art style also sucked most of their personality away. This proves lethal to some of the less developed characters of the original show.

The bus actually has a rather cool design but here it's only been treated as a vehicle without a uniqueness that made him as much of a character as the rest of the students, Liz the lizard doesn't fare better. Ms. Valerie Frizzle is replaced by her sister Fiona who is pretty much the same role and look but younger looking, sadly she seems forced into the Frizzle role and comes off as trying too hard. I do like that the original Valerie Frizzle basically goes on adventures now without the kids, if you don't know Frizzle had a series of books where she did exactly that,s o it's actually sticking to scholastic canon with that

So far they haven't repeated any science from the original show yet and have tackled new topics, sometimes they do a good job and others are a bit lacking but oh well, the intro song being the same made me think it would just remake all the episodes with newer science, which would be fine if it were a reboot but they clearly establish this as a sequel to the originals how.

I also remember in the original version they wanted to focus on technology and their roles in our lives which sounded awesome but so far the only thing I've found is a reference to "blogging" which is hardly new or even relevant now. Apparently the original show has always been a great performer on Netflix which is why they ordered this one, so it's odd it only got 13 episodes. Also odd they didn't pay more attention to make it better, especially since it was even delayed. I'll write more about it as soon as I finish watching it.

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