Buckle your seatbelts and prepared for your inner child to implode, The Magic School Bus is back, along with some of the series’ iconic original voices.
In 2014 Netflix announced that it is producing a reboot of the popular 1990 children’s educational series. The original The Magic School Bus featured insanely dangerous field trips, a weird but lovable teacher, and children whose parents must sign a lot of permission slips. Titled The Magic School Bus 360°, the revamped CGI animated series is going to be more tech savvy and feature some original voices as well as a large number of cameos.
Although Netflix has been keeping a lot of the series’ details on the down low, we do know that the series will feature more technologically advanced equipment like robots, smart suits, and even an updated bus. (Which I’m totally okay with because I am an adult, who definitely isn’t going to cry on the inside when I see the changes made to the school bus of my childhood dreams.)
We still don’t know whether Lily Tomlin will reprise her role as Ms Fizzle or which voice actors will be making their return. But Producer Stu Stone, who voiced backwards cap wearing Ralphie on the original show, did reveal that some 90’s actors will be involved, and likely some familiar celebs.
“There are tonnes of cameos planned. I know that there are big stars who want to be involved in this,” Stone told TMZ.
“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.”
The Magic School Bus 360° was originally set to premier in 2016, and while production has been confirmed we have yet to find out the new updated date for the 26 half-hour episodes.
If all this The Magic School Bus talk has you feeling nostalgic, head to Netflix, forget your adult responsibilities and binge-watch the entire 90’s show.
We know what our weekend plans will look like!