The Magic School Bus is a Canadian-American Saturday morning animated children's television series, based on the book series of the same name by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen.
Miss Frizzle takes her class on a field trip, but this won't be a normal field trip as the bus can transform into a plane, submarine, spaceship, even a surfboard, this bus carries Miss Frizzle and her students on incredible adventures and teaches them about space, wildlife and the human body.
Why It Rocks
- The show stays 100% faithful to the book series.
- Nice animation that fits the artstyle of the book series.
- It manages to educate and entertain children very well with its whimsical tone.
- Nice voice acting. Lily Tomlin was excellent as Miss Frizzle.
- Funny and memorable catchphrases. Most notably Arnold's "I knew i should have stayed home today" and Dorothy Ann's "According to my research...".
- Catchy theme song.
- Several likable characters, such as Miss Frizzle, Liz, Arnold, Ralphie, Phoebe, etc.
- Each of the kids has their own personality.
- Miss Frizzle can be really disturbing at times, as she drives the kids into dangerous situations.
- Arnold's cousin Janet can be pretty unlikable at times.