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The Magic School Bus - Holiday Special
The Magic School Bus - Holiday Special
Actors: Lily Tomlin, Daniel Desanto, Erica Luttrell, Maia Filar, Tara Meyer
Director: Larry Jacobs
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
UR     2002     0hr 30min

In HOLIDAY SPECIAL, it's the last day of school before the winter holidays and Wanda plans to see the Nutcracker ballet. But during a trip to Murph's (Dolly Parton) recycling plant, the toy soldier she needs to get into th...  more »


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Actors: Lily Tomlin, Daniel Desanto, Erica Luttrell, Maia Filar, Tara Meyer
Director: Larry Jacobs
Creators: Patricia R. Burns, Stephen Hodgins, Steve Schnier, Bruce Degen, Joanna Cole, Libby Hinson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Animation, 7-9 Years, 10-12 Years, Christmas, Animation, Kids & Family, Animation
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Animated
DVD Release Date: 10/08/2002
Original Release Date: 09/11/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 09/11/1994
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 0hr 30min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, French, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

3 for 1 Extravaganza
Pam Tee | 09/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This volume of Magic School Bus contains 3 different stories: Holiday Special, Rainforest, and All Dried Up.

The Holiday Special is all about the importance of recycling. At one point, for example, the kids are shown how much of the Bus is from recycled products; glass and aluminum, etc.

The Rainforest story hinges around cocoa and coca trees-- something I think most kids can relate to. The kids and Ms. Frizzle head off to rainforest when they can't make hot cocoa to find up "what's up". A good explanation of the interrelationship of creatures and plants (ecology) follows.

All dried up is about the desert and how although the desert environment is hostile and difficult that there are animals and plants that live there because of their adaptations.

Though these tales are for older kids, I have been showing them to my 4 year old. She probably misses the fine nuances, but she has definitely gotten the major themes and it gives us a starting point to talk about animals and plants and why it is part of her job to help me with the recycling.

Some of the Magic School Bus stories are frenetic, by the way, but these collections seem to be less so. (i.e. they don't send my kids crawling up the wall.)

Enjoy. Educational and Fun."
Awesome as usual!!!
D. JENKINS | Maine | 05/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had never seen this one before, but I, as always, was soooo impressed with how educational-creative-colorful-funny-great characters-and Dolly Parton too!!! Great for the whole family!!!"
Another winner
T&H Mom | California | 11/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My kids both LOVE the Magic School Bus videos. My son watched one in Kindergarten and raved about it so much that we bought them all--and we've never been disappointed. We have all learned fun, new facts. The kids watch them again and again. The Rainforest episode is one of their absolute favorites.
Get on the bus
C. Malone | 02/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"love this dvd, love magic school bus. love how science is being shown in a great entertaining way. My boy is always willing to watch magic school bus."