Scholastic Media's The Magic School Bus Continues Legacy with The Magic School Bus 360 degrees, A New Netflix Original Series f

 Scholastic Media's The Magic School Bus Continues Legacy with The Magic School  Bus 360 degrees, A New Netflix Original Series for Kids  All New Episodes of the Emmy Award-Winning Series To Debut Worldwide On  Netflix in 2016  NEW YORK and BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Netflix (NASDAQ:  NFLX) and Scholastic Media announced today they will launch a new original TV  series based on the groundbreaking and iconic TV show The Magic School Bus.  The all-new CG animated series from Scholastic Media – The Magic School Bus  360 degrees – will be a dynamic reimagining of the show that revolutionized  kids' television starting in the 1990s. Scholastic Media's Emmy Award-winning  creative team, led by Executive Producer Deborah Forte, will produce the new  series written for school-aged children. The 26 episodes will launch on  Netflix starting in 2016.  "The Magic School Bus revolutionized kids' television through a unique and  powerful blend of entertainment and science information. We're proud that it's  become an evergreen show that children and parents continue to watch  together," said Deborah Forte, President of Scholastic Media. "Our new  rendition The Magic School Bus 360 degrees is a similarly compelling addition  to the current landscape of children's programming and on Netflix is bound to  reach more families around the world than ever before who will now be able to  watch the show anytime, anywhere they want."  "Scholastic Media is a powerhouse creator and producer of top-quality  programming for kids and families and its flagship series like The Magic  School Bus, Clifford The Big Red Dog and Goosebumps have been huge hits on  Netflix in all our territories," said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of  Netflix. "We're thrilled to expand our relationships and to be the first-run  home of The Magic School Bus 360 degrees, introducing a whole new generation  to Ms. Frizzle and her hijinks."  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.  Uniquely aligned with the global emphasis on STEM education, the new Magic  School Bus 360 degrees showcases all fields of science, while embracing  technology as a creative tool that supports learning and impacts daily life.  The series provides an exceptional opportunity for kids to watch, learn and  explore science, inspiring them to become active participants in the  scientific process through the show's extraordinary adventures and fantastic  discoveries.  In addition to The Magic School Bus, Forte has created and produced some of  the most successful and long-running children's television series, including  the Emmy Award-winning Clifford the Big Red Dog(®), WordGirl(™),  Goosebumps(®) and the upcoming Astroblast(™). She leads a talented  production team for the new The Magic School Bus 360 degrees that includes  award-winning director Chris Gilligan who has worked on family films such as  Robots, Ice Age the Meltdown, Horton Hears a Who, James and The Giant Peach  and Frankenweenie.  Airing for 18 consecutive years and seen in more than 39 countries, The Magic  School Bus is the longest-running kids' science series in history. The  standout show has earned more than 100 prestigious awards, including an Emmy  Award, Annenberg Award and National Education Association Award. The Magic  School Bus has also garnered high praise from parents and educators for making  science education fun and appealing to all audiences, with a specific emphasis  on those populations historically at risk of "science avoidance," such as  girls and minorities. The series was inspired by the bestselling Scholastic  books written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen, with over 85  million books in print worldwide in nine languages. In August 2013, The Magic  School Bus (seasons 1-4; all 52 episodes) became available exclusively for  SVOD to Netflix members in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, and Latin America.  In 2011, The Magic School Bus celebrated its 25(th) anniversary.  For more information on The Magic School Bus, please visit  www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus or Magic School Bus | Scholastic Media Room.  About Netflix  Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with  over 48 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one  billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For  a low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime,  anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and  resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.  About Scholastic Media  Scholastic Media, the entertainment and media division  of Scholastic, is a leading producer of quality, family-oriented content  across multiple platforms, including film, television, video, mobile and web,  and a major developer and marketer of children's brands worldwide. Among its  award-winning and top-rated television productions are the animated series  WordGirl, Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Magic School Bus, and I SPY as well as  the live-action shows Goosebumps and Animorphs. Soup2Nuts, a division of  Scholastic Media, serves as its digital animation studio and offers full  in-house production services, including the development of original series,  writing, recording, music composing, design, storyboards, animation, and  post-production. Visit www.scholastic.com and mediaroom.scholastic.com for  additional information.  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