The Magic School Bus Rides Again

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  • TV-Y
  • 2017
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.4  (919)

The Magic School Bus Rides Again is a revival of the beloved 90s educational animated series, The Magic School Bus. With updated animation and a new cast, the show follows Ms. Valerie Frizzle's younger sister, Fiona Frizzle (voiced by Kate McKinnon), as she takes over her sister's job as science teacher at Walkerville Elementary School. Using her own version of the iconic Magic School Bus, Fiona takes her students on wild and educational adventures, exploring topics ranging from space to the human body.

Accompanying Fiona and her class are a variety of new characters, including her high-tech bus assistant, the sarcastic and quippy R.U.D.I. (voiced by Will Arnett). Together, Fiona and her students, Carlos, Keisha, Tim, Jyoti, and Arnold, experience scientific phenomena up close and personal, using fancy gadgets and quirky transportation to learn about everything from volcanoes to genetics.

Each episode of The Magic School Bus Rides Again is designed to teach a lesson about some aspect of science, from the molecular level to the scale of the universe. The show makes a point of exploring the subject matter in depth, introducing both abstract concepts and real-world practical applications. For example, one episode sees the class exploring the inside of a cell, while another episode teaches about plants and photosynthesis, while a third takes the characters on a journey through the solar system.

Through the show's entertaining and engaging storytelling, The Magic School Bus Rides Again imbues its young audience with a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them. With its colorful animation, catchy songs, and well-designed storylines, the show is perfect for children who are interested in science or who want to learn about different scientific phenomena.

The show is packed with humor and quirkiness, which makes it entertaining for both kids and adults. With its commitment to scientific accuracy and its use of fun, engaging characters, The Magic School Bus Rides Again provides a valuable resource for teachers and parents looking to help children learn about science in a creative and engaging way.

The voice cast is superb, with McKinnon's Fiona Frizzle a standout performance. With her endearing energy and unique approach to teaching, Fiona is a charming addition to the Magic School Bus world. Arnett's R.U.D.I. provides an excellent foil to Fiona's enthusiastic personality, providing humor and sarcasm to the show's tone.

The animation is top-notch, updating the classic original animation for a modern audience. The show's educational value and appealing characters make it a great choice for parents looking for a fun yet informative show for their children.

Overall, The Magic School Bus Rides Again is a worthy successor to the original series, providing new generations of children with a chance to explore the wonders of science. With its entertaining storytelling, engaging characters, and commitment to scientific accuracy, it is a show that educates and entertains in equal measure. Highly recommended for children and adults alike!

The Magic School Bus Rides Again is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on September 29, 2017.

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Making Magic
13. Making Magic
April 13, 2018
A field trip to the center of the sun takes a dangerous detour when the school's safety-conscious principal, Mr. Ruhle, tags along.
Janet's Mystery Gene
12. Janet's Mystery Gene
April 13, 2018
The bus takes Ms. Frizzle and the class deep inside Arnold's cousin Janet to learn why our genes makes us look, act and feel the way we do.
Waste Not, Want Not
11. Waste Not, Want Not
April 13, 2018
Every person and animal poops. But the class isn't convinced that this so-called "brown gold" is as valuable as DA's famous inventor uncle says it is.
Tim and the Talking Trees
10. Tim and the Talking Trees
April 13, 2018
Ralphie doesn't believe Tim when he tells him that trees can talk, so Ms. Frizzle takes the class to a forest that's louder than it looks.
Ralphie and the Flying Tennellis
9. Ralphie and the Flying Tennellis
April 13, 2018
A little math helps Ralphie make complicated midair calculations when his cousins recruit him to join their high-flying circus act.
Send in the Clouds
8. Send in the Clouds
April 13, 2018
The kids go looking for rain to test out Jyoti's latest invention, "The Autobrella," only to wind up with their heads stuck in the clouds.
The Good, the Bad and the Gnocchi
7. The Good, the Bad and the Gnocchi
April 13, 2018
A race between competitive brothers Carlos and Mikey takes the gang to the top of an in-pasta-ble mountain, where they learn about simple machines.
Ready, Set, Fail!
6. Ready, Set, Fail!
April 13, 2018
While building (and rebuilding) their own space rover to tackle the terrain on a faraway planet, Jyoti and the class learn that it's OK to fail.
I Spy with my Animal Eyes
5. I Spy with my Animal Eyes
April 13, 2018
The kids learn to see the world through the eyes of different animals when a careless Arnold loses Carlos's pet rat -- then turns her invisible!
Nothin' But Net
4. Nothin' But Net
April 13, 2018
Ms. Frizzle and the class race across the internet to recover a digitized Arnold before Jyoti's grandmother accidentally deletes him.
Ghost Farm
3. Ghost Farm
April 13, 2018
Wanda's been so busy planning this year's Fall Fun Feast that she forgot about the food. Now her only hope is a farm that's supposedly haunted. Gulp!
Claw and Order
2. Claw and Order
April 13, 2018
From scratch marks to stolen pepperoni slices, the science classroom's a mess -- and all clues seem to point to Wanda's bird friend, Marty the Magpie.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
April 13, 2018
When the class gets an invite to compete on Tim's favorite TV game show, the bus takes them all back in time to bone up on how fossils are formed.
Where to Watch The Magic School Bus Rides Again
The Magic School Bus Rides Again is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Magic School Bus Rides Again on demand at Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 29, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (919)