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The Magic School Bus 

An eccentric school-teacher takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Lily Tomlin ...  Ms. Valerie Frizzle 52 episodes, 1994-1997
Daniel DeSanto ...  Carlos Ramon 52 episodes, 1994-1997
Erica Luttrell ...  Keesha Franklin 52 episodes, 1994-1997
Tara Meyer Tara Meyer ...  Dorothy Ann 52 episodes, 1994-1997
Maia Filar ...  Phoebe Terese 52 episodes, 1994-1997
Lisa Jai Lisa Jai ...  Wanda Li 52 episodes, 1994-1997
Stuart Stone ...  Ralphie Tennelli 52 episodes, 1994-1997
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ...  The Producer 41 episodes, 1994-1997
Danny Tamberelli ...  Arnold Perlstein 39 episodes, 1995-1997
Andre Ottley-Lorant Andre Ottley-Lorant ...  Tim Jamal 39 episodes, 1995-1997
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Storyline

In a small grade school, one class has a unique way of learning about the world with their teacher, Ms. Frizzle. To illustrate the science concepts they discuss, they always take a field trip on the Magic School Bus, a magic vehicle that can go anywhere and be anything as the class explores space, the arctic, the human body, and more in order to have a firsthand experience of the principles of science. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Canada | USA

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English

Release Date:

10 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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Scholastic's The Magic School Bus See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Danny Tamberelli Arnold, provided the voice of Ralphie for two lines. See more »

Quotes

Arnold: I *knew* I should've stayed home today!
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The closing credits are always shown over a still from the episode. See more »

Alternate Versions

When aired on FOX Kids, TLC and NBC, an instrumental version of the theme song plays over the closing credits. See more »


Soundtracks

On The Magic School Bus
(title song)
Music & Lyrics by Peter Lurye
Performed by Little Richard and Jeffrey Landman
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this is a GREAT series
6 August 2005 | by nwbeesonSee all my reviews

This is a highly entertaining science series. This show has the highest artistic production values. It is as entertaining as any children's show. But unlike any other children's show, it actually imparts solid correct scientific information. Any child who has an interest in how the world really works will love this series. My children and their friends are delighted with these shows. They ask me to get more. I am a professional scientist, who has 25 years experience. I watch them looking for "dumbing down" or for factual mistakes. I have never seen either. This is the series to get to start your child on their way to understanding the world about them.


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