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A CGI-version of The Magic School Bus is coming to Netflix in 2016

Can you imagine what Miss Frizzle will do with an iPad? The '90s classic The Magic School Bus is getting revamped for Netflix, and 26 episodes of the show — now called The Magic School Bus 360° — will be released in 2016.

It's hard to believe, but as The Verge points out, the last new episode of The Magic School Bus came out in 1997. Based on a book series of the same name, the show followed the hijinks of wacky teacher Miss Frizzle and her class as they use their special bus to go on adventurous field trips to places like inside the human body and outer space. For the updated version, the animation will be computer generated, and the bus will be modern and feature "robotics, wearables, and camera technology."

A reboot of The Magic School Bus makes sense; Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, told The New York Times that the original show remains one of the most popular educational offerings in the company's catalog, for both kids and adults. "It teaches science in a way that transcends generations," he said.