Do you miss Miss Frizzle and the gang? Then I have exciting news for you—Netflix has optioned a brand new series of the popular '90s children's show, The Magic School Bus. One potential drawback, though—the new Bus 360 is all bells and whistles and computerized graphics.
According to an article in CBC, while many are relishing the comeback of the beloved show, not everyone is pleased that it is being CGIed.
Produced by Scholastic Media, the 26 new episodes will feature "a modernized teacher . . . who will take her class on flying trips on an updated bus." And the ante has been upped on the science element of the show, to suit the times.
Producers haven't confirmed whether Lily Tomlin will resume her role as Miss Frizzle, yet there's no doubt that this time around Frizzle will look a whole lot different.
Some fans aren't amused by the prospect of modernization:
"First the CGI'd Franklin, then Babar and Caillou, now they're going to CGI Magic School Bus? STAY AWAY FROM MY FRIZZLE!"
Corey Atad @CoreyAtad
"The Magic School Bus in CGI with a "modernized" Ms. Frizzle? Is nothing sacred?"
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