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Netflix, do your stuff! The Magic School Bus gets new series.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mr3urious, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Just found this out while looking at Netflix shows on Wikipedia. It will be called Magic School Bus 360°, and will be due out be next year after the rousing success of the original series on the service.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/11/b...rens-show-based-on-magic-school-bus.html?_r=0

    Seems like this one will use more modern gadgets like robot suits, but I hope they don't go too overboard and ditch the fantastical elements altogether. The whole artistic licenses taken with science were what made the books and show fun.

    Plus, I don't think Lily Tomlin will be reprising her role as Miss Frizzle, who was that character to me. Let's just hope whoever they choose to succeed her will do a good job.
     
  2. mimitchi33

    mimitchi33 Active Member

    I loved this show as a kid! I can't wait for the remake...
    They're also doing a Popples remake. The original was mediocre at best (but not as bad as other terrors like Toddler Titans Goo Goo Ga Ga and Nina Needs To Go In Her Pants), and I hope the new Netflix Popples is a major improvement like MLP was.
     
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    You know what? I'm getting a little tired of Netflix's little passive-aggresive television system.

    "Yeah, we know you already pay monthly fees to watch your favorite shows . . . but that's cable! We offer the same thing, only with the added bonus of usernames, passwords, and the need for a stable and secure internet connection! We also know what a hassle it is to watch DVDs by putting them in the player and navigating through menus for Lazy America! See? We're the same, but better!"
     
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Except the difference is there's variety. I'm glad to see these Netflix originals (and if you do enough looking you can totally find most of them on not that legal sites), as there's this annoying disconnect with animated programming. I like the shows on CN, but there's like 5 of them, TTG runs around the clock, and anything else (Sonic Boom, TF:RID) gets scuttled off to no one's awake at this hour death slots. Nick doesn't care how popular their popular cartoons are (unless you have Nicktoons). TMNT merchandise regularly sells out, yet it barely airs once a week (unless you have Nicktoons, where it runs practically all day). I'm glad Disney has a channel devoted to shows that aren't mind alteringly generic and unremarkable, but unless you have the super premium package, most people don't get it. Add to the Hub that only runs MLP:FIM, Littlest Pet Shop, TF: Rescue Bots (the only show with an intended male demographic). Again, I just don't see the Discovery Channel edutainment mattering one way or another.

    I don't see any of them having the vision to bother running Inspector Gadget's revival. Maybe the Hub if it were still the same channel. Considering his last show was never brought over to the US for similar reasons, I'm glad to see this one get any American legal release (it airs on actual TV in Canada I've heard).

    You just watch someone call it a ripoff of those "Hide-a-way Pet" toys they advertise endlessly. This is clearly just to sell toys. I remember their last revival lasting a few weeks last decade (better than most 1980's franchises that weren't TMNT). I don't see it as being anything close to good or entertaining. The 1980's show was more saccharine than a Sweet n' Low factory could produce at full capacity.
     
  5. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    You watch Mr. Enter? Since he coined the name Toddler Titans.
     
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  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    No no no. The show's really called "It's Always Sunny in Jump City."

    Oh. And to keep things on subject, I highly recommend the new Croods prequel cartoon series. I've firmly loved all of Netflix's Dreamworks series, though I haven't watched the new HTTYD series or Dinotrux quite yet.
     
  7. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    No. Just no.

    I prefer the original cartoon series instead of the new series.
     
  8. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    The new show hasn't even come out yet.
     
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  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's the standard obnoxious fan thing to do. Just all the sudden reject something that's not even meant for them as soon as its announced.

    I certainly have nothing wrong with a new generation of kids falling in love with science through the Friz.
     
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  10. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    M. Enter is just a dookiehead who doesn't really know how to review things, takes cartoons way too seriously, can't take criticism, has major attitude problems, is extremely potty-mouthed and has gone out of his way to attack specific people (writers, directors, etc.) who worked on things he doesn't like via his videos, social media sites, etc. :mad:

    Also, insultive and untrue names like Toddler Titans are never to be used and should not exist. It makes reviewers like Enter look like the real toddlers here.
     
  11. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Any more news on this? This actually intrigues me since the magic school bus was a huge factor in why I love science so much.
     
  12. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Has Lily Tomlin been in any recent roles?
     
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Lily Tomlin, strangely enough has a show on Netflix. Keep forgetting the name of it though.
     
  14. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Grace and Frankie, it's with Jane Fonda and Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston.
     
  15. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I just got to watching the new Popples series, and I genuinely like it so far. The few episodes of the original that I saw were pretty formulaic, cloying, and overall meh (I admit to having no nostalgic attachment to it unlike others here). This new one seems to have sharper writing and clearer personalities compared to the original cast of the little mutant Care Bears. And like the original, the Popples make a big mess of things in their antics and try to fix it, though it does veer from that formula from time to time. But the biggest difference is that the Popples live in their own little fantasy world with nary a human in sight.

    It also has impressive CGI (in between TV and movie quality) with plenty of fuzz and bounciness on the creatures, making them look as cuddly and huggable as they were intended. :)
     
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  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I keep getting the title confused with Franklin and Bash, interpreting the title as Frankie and Bash.

    I don't know if I'd bother checking that out, but nice to know it's good for what it is.

    Come to think of it, while I do genuinely like the new Inspector Gadget series, I haven't zoomed through the entire thing yet, and you'd think I would by now. My only tiny complaint about the series is about how many plots revolve around conventions of some sort, but that's probably to save on sets. I do like seeing some of the older Mad Agents coming back from time to time, like the Cuckoo Clock Maker (who was reinterpreted a bit).
     
  17. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I'm more of a PieGuyRulz fan, myself.

    Anyhow, we seem to be living through some sort of '90s Renaissance right now with all of these TV reboots in the works. I'm really looking forward to (most of) them. :)
     
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  18. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

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  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Weirdest news yet, Netflix is actually pegging Matt Groening for a new series. Now, it would be awesome if it was something he could keep the rights to, leaving us to get the Life in H377 series he wanted to pitch all along. But whatever it is, it's top secret.
     
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Another show revival, just... ugh...

    Someone said that the world needed more episodes of John Moschitta Twins urrr...Gilmore Girls.

    Really?

    Will the show be sponsored by Micro Machines or what?
     

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