The Magic School Bus

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The Magic School Bus
Magic School Bus logo.jpg
Premiere September 10, 1994
Finale December 6, 1997
Creator Joanna Cole & Bruce Degen
Network PBS Kids
Style 30-minute children's animated educational
Company Nelvana Limited
Hanho Heung-Up
South Carolina ETV
Scholastic Entertainment
Seasons 4
Episodes 52
Origin USA / Canada

The Magic School Bus is a Canadian/American children's animated educational program based on the book series of the same name written by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. The series is notable for combining celebrity talent and entertainment with an educational series.

On June 10, 2014, Scholastic announced that an all-new CGI animated series inspired by the original series, titled The Magic School Bus 360 Degrees, will stream on Netflix in 2016.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Lily Tomlin Valerie Felicity Frizzle 1 2 3 4
Amos Crawley Arnold Matthew Perlstein 1
Danny Tamberelli 2 3 4
Daniel DeSanto Carlos Ramon 1 2 3 4
Tara Meyer Dorothy Ann 1 2 3 4
Erica Franklin Keesha Franklin 1 2 3 4
Maia Filar Pheobe Terese 1 2 3 4
Stuart Stone Ralphie Tennelli 1 2 3 4
Max Beckford Tim 1
Andre Ottley-Lorant 2 3 4
Lisa Yamanaka Wanda Li 1 2 3 4

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
PBS Kids
Season One September 10, 1994 December 3, 1994 13
Season Two September 9, 1995 December 2, 1995 13
Season Three September 14, 1996 December 25, 1996 13
Season Four Sepetember 13, 1997 December 6, 1997 13

In-Depth

VHS and DVD Releases

VHS

The series has been released on VHS by KidVision between December 13, 1994 and March 3, 1998 and by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment between January 12, 1999 and April 2, 2002.

DVD

The series has been released on DVD by Warner Home Video between May 9, 2006 and August 4, 2009.


Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series July 31, 2012


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