The Magic School Bus is an award winning animated children’s television series based on the book series of the same title by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for its use of celebrity talent and being both highly entertaining and educational. Ms. Frizzle’s class takes a field trip inside a 1950s sci-fi film. The movie’s main character, the power-mad General Araneus is determined to destroy the mantis, but Phoebe wants to trap it and save it. Shrinking to the size of real spiders, the kids discover how spiders construct a variety of silky snares, making them world-champion trappers. Can the kids save the mantis — and stop Araneus before it’s too late?
Producer/Distributor: WESTON WOODS STUDIOS
Production Year: 1994
Grade Level: 2-6
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