‘Magic School Bus’ reboot looks very different from the original. Who stole its visual soul?


HOW HAS Netflix’s otherwise promising new “Magic School Bus” reboot so badly whiffed on a single crucial step?

The trailer for “The Magic School Bus Rides Again” has arrived in advance of its Sept. 29 debut on Netflix, and there are reasons to be optimistic. Lily Tomlin returns to her Daytime Emmy-winning role as Ms. Frizzle (now elevated to Professor Frizzle). Lin-Manuel Miranda brings amiable warmth to the theme song, dialing down the vocal crackle of Little Richard’s original track. And Kate McKinnon — so good as a voice performer in the current film “Leap!” — inherits the bus-driving role as Ms. Frizzle’s kid sister, Fiona Felicity.

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