The Magic School Bus + Rides Again Wiki
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The Magic School Bus + Rides Again Wiki

The main logo for the series, ripped from the theme song. Unlike the PBS/FOX/TLC/qubo series, title cards are not shown.

The Magic School Bus Rides Again (also referred to as simply Rides Again by fans) is an ongoing animated educational TV and streaming series. It first released on Netflix in 2017, and then to other platforms in 2020. In November of 2020, the series débuted on the Qubo Channel and has been airing until February 2021[1]. It is preceded by its canonical prequel, Scholastic's The Magic School Bus.

It premiered on September 29, 2017 and is ongoing. It was produced with 9 Story Media Group and Scholastic along with Netflix. It consists of half-hour episodes, similar to its 1990s prequel. It is based on the original Magic School Bus book series, and works as a sequel to the 1994 TV series. Former teacher Valerie Frizzle passes over the keys of The Bus to her younger sister Fiona Frizzle, the new teacher.

In 2020, the "cancellation" from April 13, 2018 became a year-long hiatus when the special-episode "Kids in Space" released on Netflix on August 7th of that year. It is found on a separate Netflix page than the main series. Later, "The Frizz Connection" released on October 20th of the same year, and In the Zone followed it on the 26th of December. After another break during the entire 2021, one more special premiered[2] as an exclusive bonus episode on a Canadian 9Story DVD.

All the main 26 episodes were released to DVD (however, only on Region 1) and other streaming services by NCircle on July 7, 2020. Instead of breaking the main 26 episodes into two seasons, NCircle grouped all the episodes into a single season.

On November 1, 2020, the show started airing on Qubo, similar to how its predecessor aired in 2010.

Ms. Frizzle, now Professor Frizzle, has taken over the role of the producer by answering questions at the end of the episodes. At the end of the Producer Says segments with Professor Frizzle, the next episode is teased, similar to the books by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. Professor Frizzle has hosted these segments for the first two seasons, and as of now, only guest stars have hosted Producer Says Segments in Season 3, with Liz reprising her role in the original series as the "animal", and the Bus taking over the Motorbike's role as the "vehicle".

A film adaptation for either this series or the original series was announced in June 2020, with Elizabeth Banks playing the role of Ms. Frizzle, without clarifying if she will be playing Valerie or Fiona.

Seasons

Season 1 (September 29, 2017)
Season 2 (April 13, 2018 - December 26, 2020)
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