Leading Internet television network Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Scholastic Media announced today they will launch a new original TV series based on the TV show The Magic School Bus.
The all-new CG animated series from Scholastic Media – The Magic School Bus 360 degrees – will be a reimagining of the show for kids.
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.
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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 opportunity for kids to watch, learn and explore science, inspiring them to become active participants in the scientific process through the show’s adventures and discoveries.
Scholastic Media, the entertainment and media division of Scholastic, is a leading producer of family-oriented content across multiple platforms, including film, television, video, mobile and web, and a major developer and marketer of children’s brands worldwide.