"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. It's the last day of school before the winter holidays, and Wanda plans to see the Nutcracker ballet. But during a trip to a recycling plant, her toy soldier accidentally gets recycled. Devastated, Wanda wishes for a world without recycling. Ms. Frizzle activates the bus's un-recycler, taking the class on a song-filled field trip.