"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. Arnold's cousin Janet is visiting Ms. Frizzle's class to find out if they really go on unusual field trips. She doesn't believe Arnold until Ms. Frizzle decides to take the class to space. Miss Frizzle transforms the bus into a spaceship, and the class explores the Asteroid Belt.