Movies and TV shows like The Magic School Bus

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The Magic School Bus (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: An eccentric schoolteacher takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: magic, miraculous event, bus, supernatural ability, school, escapades, family, youth, adventure, young girl, lizard, eccentricity, elementary school, science, surrealism, school bus, chinese american, italian american, african american, joke, girl, boy

Most similar movies to The Magic School Bus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and exciting films and TV series with plots about family, escapades, friends, adventure, imaginary, youth and surrealism mostly in Family, Animation and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Magic School Bus: ChalkZone (2002), My Little Pony 'n Friends (1986), Stuart Little (2003), The Wild Thornberrys (1998), Sabrina, the Animated Series (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Magic School Bus Rides Again (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Ms. Frizzle's sister takes her class on a slew of wild science adventures in this update of the beloved animated show.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: teachers and students, bus, school, family, escapades, science, youth, power relations, adventure, young heroes, science and technology, miraculous event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 2K
ChalkZone (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Story: ChalkZone is an American animated television series created by Bill Burnett and Larry Huber and produced by Frederator Studios for the Nickelodeon TV channel. The series follows Rudy Tabootie, an elementary school student whose magic chalk allows ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: school, adventure, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, family, escapades, imaginary, best friends, superhuman powers, nothing goes right, youth, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
My Little Pony 'n Friends (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The story of a human named Megan in a world of magical ponies and their adventures together in Pony Land.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, family, imaginary, adventure, youth, young heroes, friendship, animal life, escapades, heroes, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.8
 252
Stuart Little (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Stuart Little: The Animated Series is an American animated television series, loosely based on the E. B. White children's book Stuart Little and more based on the live action movie adaptations. It was produced by Red Wagon Productions and Sony ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mouse, friendship, family life, family, fish out of water, adventure, family relations, parents and children, adoption, escapades, friends, surrealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Wild Thornberrys (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Wild Thornberrys is an American animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon. It was rerun in the United States on Nickelodeon and occasionally Nicktoons until 2007. The show returned to The '90s Are All That for one night, and ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, wild, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: supernatural ability, teenage life, animal life, adventure, family, siblings relations, eccentric family, environmentalism, heroes, imaginary, youth, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sabrina, the Animated Series (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sabrina: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the Archie Comics character Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. It was produced by Savage Studios Ltd. and Hartbreak Films in association with DIC Entertainment, which was owned ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, teenage life, family, wizards and magicians, imaginary, youth, family relations, mischievous children, coming of age, teenage love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 2000s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Care Bears Family (1985)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Care Bears live in a faraway place up in the clouds called Care-a-Lot. They travel around the world on Missions in Caring, whilst evil villains such as Professor Coldheart and Lord No Heart, try to thwart their plans.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: good versus evil, family, friendship, imaginary kingdom, danger, adventure, imaginary, friends, disorder, escapades, heroes, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Miles from Tomorrowland (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Hitch a ride with MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND and... LET'S ROCKET! Climb aboard the starship "Stellosphere" and meet Miles Callisto, his loving family and his best buddy Merc, a robo-ostrich built for speed, friendship and fun! Tasked by ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, futuristic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: family, outer space, adventurer, adventure, space travel, space station, family life, escapades, youth, family relations, space and aliens, young heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.5
 2K
Snorks (1984)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Belgium
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Snorks is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera which ran on NBC from September 15, 1984, to May 13, 1989. Although not as popular as the animated series The Smurfs, the program continued to be available in syndication from ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: underwater, friendship, imaginary kingdom, ocean or sea, escapades, family, imaginary, friends, best friends, animal life, high school, surrealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Rolie Polie Olie (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Rolie Polie Olie was a children's television series produced by Nelvana, distributed by Disney, and created by William Joyce, Maggie Swanson, and Anne Wood. The show centers on a little roly pollie who is composed of several spheres and other ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: androids and robots, imaginary, family, youth, family relations, switching roles, siblings relations, escapades, heroes, friends, disorder, brother sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Story: Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi is an American-Japanese animated fantasy-comedy television series from Cartoon Network and TV Tokyo, produced by Renegade Animation and Cartoon Network Studios in Japan. The show was created by Sam Register, who also serves as ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: bus, odd couple, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, band, friendship, showbiz, friends, save the day, family, escapades, heroes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 6K
Fraggle Rock (1983)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada, Norway, Denmark, UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Fraggles are a fun-loving community of creatures who live in a subterranean fantasy land where they love to play, sing and dance their cares away, sharing their world with the tiny Doozers and the giant Gorgs. The series teaches empathy and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: puppets, friendship, family, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, adventure, friends, escapades, disorder, exploration, subterranean, singing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Fanboy and Chum Chum (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Fanboy & Chum Chum is an American CGI animated television series created by Eric Robles for Nickelodeon. It is based on Fanboy, an animated short created by Robles for Nickelodeon and Frederator Studios, which was broadcast August 14, 2008 on ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, buddies, goofy hero, mischievous children, young heroes, family, good versus evil, escapades, imaginary, youth, friends, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 3K
Quack Pack (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Quack Pack is an animated television series made by The Walt Disney Company, featuring Donald Duck and his nephews. The show debuted on September 3, 1996 as a part of the Disney Afternoon programming block. The series ran one season with 39 episodes.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, youth, prank, adventure, teenage life, animal life, disorder, friends, hapless, news reporter, duck, disney ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated series based on the Sega video game franchise Sonic the Hedgehog. It was first broadcast in September 1993. It follows the adventures of the titular character Sonic the Hedgehog, and his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, escapades, heroes, imaginary, family, androids and robots, evil alien, alien encounter, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, animal life, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Wander Over Yonder (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The adventures of Wander, an eternally-optimistic intergalactic traveler and constant do-gooder, and his quick-tempered but loyal steed and best friend, Sylvia. The friendliest face in outer space, Wander journeys across the galaxies to spread ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids
Plot: best friends, optimism, distant planet, adventurer, adventure, alien planet, space travel, family, escapades, hopes, space and aliens, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Chloe's Closet (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Netherlands
Story: An animated children's program about a little girl, her security blanket, and the adventures she has wile playing dress up in her closet.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, imaginary, family, imaginary kingdom, friends, closet, fantasy world, duck, toy comes to life, little boy, female protagonist, toy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 10K
Arthur (1996)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The show revolves around the lives of 8-year-old Arthur Read, an anthropomorphic aardvark, his friends and family, and their daily interactions with each other.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, school, family, youth, elementary school, parents and children, siblings relations, escapades, imaginary, family relations, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings (1976)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Story: Simon is a bespectacled young boy with a penchant for chalk drawing, whether it be on random walls around town or on his own chalkboard at home. However one day, Simon meets one of his creations come to life, Henry, and after properly completing ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, feel good
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, youth, family, escapades, drawing, child's drawing, chalk, little boy, fence, imagination, surrealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Casper and Friends (1990)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Story: Follow the adventures of the world's friendliest ghost, Casper, and his friends Wendy the Good Little Witch, Baby Huey, Little Audrey and more, in this spook-tacular cartoon collection!
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, family, young heroes, friendship, imaginary, youth, supernatural, friends, babies and infants, mischievous children, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1990s, 1940s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.6
 62K
Adventure Time (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: Told in eight parts, Islands tells the story of Finn, Jake, BMO and Susan Strong leaving Ooo and traveling across the ocean to solve the mystery of Finn's past. During their trip, they unlock secrets, encounter various creatures, make new ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, surreal, sweet
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary, friends, creature, imaginary kingdom, buddies, escapades, young heroes, youth, dog, young kid, princess ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 1K
Rupert (1991)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, France, UK
Story: Rupert is an animated television series based on the Mary Tourtel character Rupert Bear, produced by Nelvana, Ellipse Programmé and TVS for the first season, with Scottish Television taken over control when TVS closed. Aired from 1991 to 1997 with ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, village, young heroes, family, adventure, imaginary kingdom, village life, animal life, heroes, youth, supportive parent, goodhearted ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Zack and Quack (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Israel, UK
Story: The adventures of an inventive boy named Zack and his best friend, a young duck called Quack. Resourceful friend and neighbour, Kira, joins the dazzling duo on each adventure and is on hand to fix any paper problem with her expert pop-up tool kit.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: best friends, pets, family, adventure, friendship, youth, friends, human animal relationship, anthropomorphism, hedgehog, squirrel, duck
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.3
 3K
Moomin (1990)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan, Finland, Netherlands
Duration: 23 min.
Story: In the remote and mysterious Moomin Valley live the Moomin trolls, gentle and peaceful creatures. Young Moomin and his family experience many strange adventures, both magical and mundane. Based on the children's stories by Tove Jansson.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: witch, monster, friendship, adventure, family life, magic, troll, escapades, family, imaginary, friends, mischievous children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 70
Wishenpoof! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Bianca is just like any other little girl, except for one teensy little thing. Bianca has Wish Magic, so she can make wishes come true. Whether she's at home in Wish World, at the Willow Tree with her fairy friends, or at school with her ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: supernatural ability, family, young heroes, youth, supernatural, friendship, heroes, imaginary, friends, wish fulfillment, mother daughter relationship, teddy bear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 551
Storm Hawks (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Story: Storm Hawks is an animated television series created by Asaph "Ace" Fipke and made by Nerd Corps Entertainment in conjunction and collaboration with Cartoon Network and YTV. It premiered on Cartoon Network on May 25, 2007. It started to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat, stylized
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, adventure, superhero, young heroes, good versus evil, family, heroic mission, heroes, partners, rivalry, teenage life, chases and races ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Timon & Pumbaa (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, often simply referred to as Timon & Pumbaa, is an animated comedy television series made by the Walt Disney Company. It centers on Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog from the Disney film franchise ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, colourful, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: jungle, adventure, odd couple, friendship, animal life, friends, disney, imaginary, goofy hero, family, escapades, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Philippines, UK, South Korea, France
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Intergalactic warrior Star Butterfly arrives on Earth to live with the Diaz family. She continues to battle villains throughout the universe and high school, mainly to protect her extremely powerful wand, an object that still confuses her.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, princess, imaginary, youth, good versus evil, high school life, teenage life, family, teenage girl, high school, fish out of water, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
George of the Jungle (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Story: George of the Jungle is swinging to save the day! With his best ape friend Ape, an exporler girl named Ursula, and a fellow jungle human named Magnolia by his side; there is no challenge too great for this king of the jungle. Now if he only ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: family outing
Plot: jungle, adventure, escapades, disorder, best friends, family, danger, friends, surrealism, friend, ape
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Lion Guard (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Simba's son, Kion, assembles a group of animals to protect the Pride Lands, known as the Lion Guard.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: lion, adventure, animal life, family, parents and children, young heroes, friendship, royal family, good versus evil, anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, desert ...
Time: 2010s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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