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Kate McKinnon to Voice Ms. Frizzle in Netflix's 'Magic School Bus' Reboot

by Zach Seemayer 11:30 AM PST, February 08, 2017
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The Magic School Bus is about to take a whole new batch of kids on a fantastic voyage, and one of the funniest women in Hollywood is climbing aboard.

The beloved educational children's show is getting rebooted in the upcoming Netflix series Magic School Bus Rides Again -- and Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon is set to voice everyone's favorite eccentric teacher, Ms. Frizzle.

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Perfect casting is one thing, but McKinnon being tapped to play Ms. Frizzle is seriously next-level brilliance. While no one could match Lily Tomlin's take on the character, McKinnon is sure to put a new spin on the beloved educator.

Netflix announced the casting news on Wednesday, but the reboot series has been in the works since 2014. In a press release at the time, Netflix said that Magic School Bus Rides Again will provide a new audience of young minds "thrilling discoveries, heart-pounding explorations and relatable humor, while encouraging kids to think critically and creatively to answer questions and solve problems."

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Netflix went on to say that the series will deal with technological advancements and innovations that have come about since the original series came to an end almost 20 years ago -- including "robotics, wearables and camera technology."

McKinnon, who won an Emmy last year and recently starred in the Ghostbusters reboot, is already familiar with voicing cartoon characters, having lent her vocal talents to projects such as Finding Dory, The Angry Birds Movie, The Venture Bros., and the PBS series Nature Cat, among others.

No release date has yet been set, however, episodes of the original series are currently streaming on Netflix.

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