Three years ago, we informed you that the classic animated educational show, The Magic School Bus, based on the Joanna Cole books of the same name, was getting a reboot. The time has come to inform you that the official trailer for the show has finally debuted!
The Magic School Bus Rides Again serves as an updated version of its predecessor from the 1990s. Like the original show, The Magic School Bus Rides Again is about a teacher named Ms. Frizzle who uses a magic school bus to teach her class about different scientific principles. In the reboot, however, the now Professor Frizzle, voiced once again by Lily Tomlin, is handing the reins over to her younger sister, Fiona Felicity Frizzle, voiced by Kate McKinnon.
The Magic School Bus Rides Again utilizes Flash animation as opposed to the traditional hand-drawn animation style of the original show. But, other than that, most of everything seems the same: the students seem the same, the bus seems the same, the overall plot of the show seems the same, etc. The theme song, however, has been redone by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana). The Magic School Bus Rides Again is set to debut on Netflix on September 29, 2017.
What do you think of the trailer? Does it pay tribute to the original show? Or does it disappoint you? Will you be checking out this reboot once it airs? Let us know in the comments below!
Edited by: Kelly Conley