'Magic School Bus' getting rebooted

Seat belts, everyone! The Magic School Bus will fly again!

Scholastic Media announced Wednesday that it will be rebooting the beloved educational children's cartoon as a new CGI animated show, called The Magic School Bus 360°, on Netflix.

So far there are plans for 26 half-hour episodes set for 2016.

Details are scarce, but according to a press release, the show will feature a "modernized" Ms. Frizzle (who was originally voiced by Lily Tomlin, if you can believe that), and the "latest tech innovations."

More info from the Scholastic press release:

The new iteration of the enduring franchise features a modernized 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. Each new episode promises thrilling discoveries, heart-pounding explorations and relatable humor, while encouraging kids to think critically and creatively to answer questions and solve problems. The series also features the latest tech innovations such as robotics, wearables and camera technology to captivate children's imaginations and motivate their interest in the sciences. The all-new episodes also leverage advancements in animation, science and technology in a way that will delight a new generation of young viewers, and like its predecessor, will help kids around the world discover the magic and value of exploration and innovation.


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