Movies and TV shows like The Magic School Bus

If you like "The Magic School Bus" you are looking for educational, humorous and feel good movies or TV shows about / with magic, school, adventure, youth, family, bus and escapades themes of Animation, Adventure and Comedy genre shot in Canada or USA.
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The Magic School Bus (1994)
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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: educational, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: magic, school, adventure, youth, family, bus, escapades, miraculous event, supernatural ability, science, african american, hiking, boy, young girl, girl, lizard, teacher student relationship, eccentricity, little boy, school teacher, elementary school, surrealism, school bus, joke, italian american ...

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Most similar movies to The Magic School Bus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about family, friends, escapades, friendship, youth, imaginary and adventure mostly in Animation, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Magic School Bus: The Care Bears Family (1985), Arthur (1996), WordGirl (2007), The Fairly OddParents (2001), The New Adventures of Madeline (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, educational, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, young heroes, miraculous event, escapades, science and technology, bus, family, youth, teachers and students, school, heroes, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: good versus evil, rivalry, escapades, youth, family, adventure, heroes, imaginary, danger, friendship, imaginary kingdom, friends ...
Time: 80s
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100%
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Arthur (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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: humorous, feel good, touching, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: childhood, parents and children, family relations, friendship, school, family values, youth, family, best friend, brother sister relationship, little girl, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Come join in the fun, on new adventures we go, With The Cat in the Hat and his friends all in tow! Discover how water can turn into snow, That penguins don't fly but, boy can they go! Black bears get ready for a very long sleep, Before the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, educational, light, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: best friends, goofy hero, escapades, studying, training, friendship, riddles and clues, rivalry, cat, explorer, quest, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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WordGirl (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: WordGirl is an American children’s animated television series for children aged 9 –12, produced by the Soup2Nuts animation unit of Scholastic Entertainment for PBS Kids. The show began as a series of shorts that premiered on PBS Kids Go! on ...
Style: humorous, exciting, educational, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, young heroes, youth, escapades, crime fighter, secret identity, villain, monkey, adventure, friendship, schoolgirl ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Actress Shelley Duvall presents charming animated versions of some of the most beloved children's stories in this superb Emmy-nominated collection featuring 26 tales narrated by famous actors and musicians. The stories by Mercer Mayer, Virginia ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, fairy tale
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, friends, young heroes, family, storytelling, bedtime story, storyteller
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Growing up can be confusing! When Zach and Annie face difficulties in their lives, they go to special place called Plato’s Peak. There, Plato—a talking buffalo!—and his friends are always willing to lend a helping hand.
Style: serious, offbeat, clever, humorous, educational
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: imaginary, family, adventure, best friends, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, animal that acts human, lesson, morality, talking animals, life lesson, religious ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Fairly OddParents (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around Timmy Turner, a 10-year old boy who is granted two fairy godparents named Cosmo and Wanda. The series started out as ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, exciting, dark humor
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, wish come true, mischievous children, family relations, desire, imaginary, young heroes, parents and children, friends, godparent, escapades, family ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The New Adventures of Madeline (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Based on Ludwig Bemelmans' classic books, MADELINE stars a clever little redheaded girl whose capricious antics have won the hearts of children, parents and educators everywhere. Narrated in rhyme by Christopher Plummer, who was awarded a Prime ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: youth, family, escapades, best friends, boarding school life, school, friendship, adventure, mischievous children, young heroes, disorder, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: educational, feel good, entertaining, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family, young heroes, supernatural ability, friends, youth, wish fulfillment, magic, mother daughter relationship, computer animation, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is an American animated television series, that premiered in prime time on Disney Channel on May 5, 2006. The program was originally part of the Playhouse Disney daily block intended for preschoolers. On February 14, 2011, it ...
Style: humorous, feel good, educational, semi serious, stylized
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: imaginary, best friends, kindergarten, mickey mouse, teaching the ways of the world, magic, house, computer animation, clubhouse, mouse, friends, power relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Curious George (2006)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Curious George is an animated television series based on the Curious George children's book series, which features Jeff Bennett as the voice of The Man with the Yellow Hat. Frank Welker, who voiced George in the 2006 feature film, returns here ...
Style: witty, humorous, sincere, feel good, educational ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, monkey, animal life, goofy hero, best friends, teaching the ways of the world, nosy, disorder, mathematics, escapades, adventurer, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: semi serious, surreal, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, escapades, family, imaginary, youth, imagination, ladder, fence, little boy, boy, child's drawing, chalkboard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Jacob Two-Two (2003)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Jacob Two-Two is a Canadian animated TV series based on a trilogy of books written by Mordecai Richler that first aired on Canadian children's channel YTV and aired on the French Canadian VRAK.TV as Jacob Jacob, in Spanish on Telemundo as ...
Style: humorous, stylized, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, adventure, escapades, youth, school, danger, rivalry, family relations, figment, elementary school, disorder, power relations ...
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Chloe's Closet (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Ireland, France
Duration: 11 min.
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, computer animation, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, family, friends, animals, stuffed toy, toys, duck, toy comes to life, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Emperor's New School (2006)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Emperor's New School is an American animated television series that aired on Disney Channel. The show is based on the characters from The Emperor's New Groove and its direct-to-video sequel Kronk's New Groove. It follows the ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: emperor, friendship, teenage life, partners, young heroes, adventure, escapades, coming of age, family, rivalry, brat, witch ...
Time: ancient history
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Pearlie (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 24 min.
Story: A magical fairy and her friends go on magical and wild adventures while avoiding being seen by 'persons'.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wizards and magicians, family, school, master and servant, fairy, elf, magic, 2d animation, friendship, urban, city life, wilderness ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Harold and the Purple Crayon (2001)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Story: Harold is an adorably curious four year old with his purple crayon, who has the power to create a world of his own simply by drawing it. Harold wants to go for a walk in the moonlight, but there is no moon, so he draws one. He has nowhere to walk, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: young heroes, imaginary, family relations, figment, imagination, little boy, drawing, imaginary kingdom, family, supernatural, youth, alternate reality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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A Little Snow Fairy Sugar (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Story: Season Fairies create and control the weather using special musical instruments. Sugar, an apprentice Snow Fairy, and her friends Salt and Pepper, all want to become full-fledged Season Fairies, and the only way to achieve this is to search for and ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: friendship, escapades, youth, family, disorder, apprentice, life turned upside down, teenage life, imaginary, best friends, small town, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Rolie Polie Olie (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 24 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: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, stylized, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, switching roles, family, escapades, siblings relations, disorder, youth, heroes, androids and robots, imaginary, friends, computer animation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, light, entertaining, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: best friends, friendship, youth, pets, duck, adventure, escapades, couples, computer animation, friends, family, 3d animation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Max and Ruby (2002)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Meet two funny bunny siblings, the energetic and mischievous Max, and the patient, smart and goal-oriented Ruby. The show models empowering messages by showing Max and Ruby playing together and resolving their differences respectfully and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, educational
Audience: family outing
Plot: animal life, best friends, young heroes, family, getting along, cartoon rabbit, siblings relations, family relations, friends, children, boy, girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Fanboy and Chum Chum (2009)
Genre: Animation, Short, 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: exciting, feel good, not serious, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, friendship, friends, mischievous children, escapades, goofy hero, disorder, imaginary, youth, save the day, young heroes, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Back at the Barnyard (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A spin-off of the movie version of the same name, the show follows the lives of the animals on a farm.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, not serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family, farm, chases and races, family relations, romance, adventure, justice, disorder, animal life, odd couple, friends ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: humorous, feel good, captivating, colourful, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: jungle, adventure, disney, odd couple, friendship, friends, animal life, imaginary, farce, disorder, show tunes, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Storm Hawks (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
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, exciting, stylized, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, adventure, good versus evil, superhero, partners, escapades, family, teenage life, rivalry, pilot, young heroes, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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CatDog (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: CatDog is an American animated television series created for Nickelodeon by Peter Hannan. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog. Nickelodeon produced the series from Burbank, California. The ...
Style: stylized, humorous, feel good, colourful, touching ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: siamese twins, escapades, misfit, cartoon cat, animal life, friends, family, cartoon dog, animal that acts human, surrealism, cat, outcast ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Timothy Goes to School (2000)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Timothy Goes to School is a cartoon series based on the Yoko series and other individual books by Rosemary Wells such as "Shy Charles", "Fritz and the Mess Fairy" and "Noisy Nora", but is titled after the book of the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, friendship, fish out of water, dedicated educator, misfit, youth, school, power relations, kindergarten, family, cat, raccoon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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TaleSpin (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Baloo the Bear from the Jungle Book is cast as a 1930's Pacific Islands bush pilot.
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: adventure, airplane, cartoon bear, family relations, heroes, family, save the day, gang, pilot, pirate, kids in trouble, mechanic ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cyberchase (2002)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Cyberchase is an American/Canadian television series for children ages 7-13. The series takes place in Cyberspace, a virtual world, and chronicles the adventures of three children, Jackie, Inez, and Matt, as they use math and problem solving skills ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, multicultural, exciting, educational ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: megalomaniac, world domination, cyberspace, computer virus, young heroes, adventure, mind game, youth, escapades, a.i., master villain, hacker ...
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%