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 
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 
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 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 and for 
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