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Rolie Polie Olie is a computer-animated children's television series geared towards children aged three to seven, produced by Nelvana International Limited and created by William Joyce. The show focuses on a little robot who is composed of several spheres and other three-dimensional geometric shapes. The show was one of the earliest series that was fully animated in CGI. Rolie Polie Olie ran from October 4, 1998, to April 28, 2004. It aired on reruns on Disney Junior from March 23, 2012, until September 28, 2014. Two straight-to-video films based on the series (The Great Defender of Fun and The Baby Bot Chase) were released in 2002 and 2003, respectively.

Rolie Polie Olie won a Gemini Award in Canada for "Best Animated Program" in 1999. The show also won a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Special Class Animated Program" in 2000 and 2005. William Joyce won a 1999 Daytime Emmy for Best Production Design for this series.[citation needed] The show has a vintage atmosphere, with futuristic elements.

The first five seasons were made available on Disney+ in the United States on September 29, 2021.

Plot

The show focuses on the Polie family, who live in a teapot-shaped house in a geometric world (Planet Polie) populated by robot-based characters. The stories revolve around a young robot named Olie learning life lessons and going on wacky adventures (either real or imaginative) while growing up. These often include his younger sister Zowie, his inventor father, his hard-working mother, his fun-loving grandfather Pappy, and his dog Spot. Although most of the main cast consists of circular bots, other characters are featured in other shapes, such as Olie's friend Billy Bevel and his family, who are square-shaped bots from Planet Cubey.

Characters

  • Olie Polie – A robot boy and the show's main character. He is very friendly, inquisitive, and loves his family and friends.
  • Zowie Polie – Olie's younger sister, Gizmo's niece, Pappy's granddaughter and Percy and Polina's daughter. She is also very inquisitive (The episode But Why?, for example, has her keep on annoying the family by asking "Why?" about everything imaginable) and loud. She loves Olie and enjoys emulating him, sometimes to Olie's chagrin, too.
  • Spot – Spot is Olie's faithful dog. As revealed in the episode But Why?, he was given his name because he left a "spot" on the carpet as a puppy.
  • Mr. Percy Polie – Olie and Zowie's father and Pappy's younger son. He is an inventor, similar to G2 Droid from Star Tours, whose various inventions frequently get out of hand and gets him and the family into trouble.
  • Mrs. Polina Polie – Olie and Zowie's mother. and Percy's wife. She is a homemaker.
  • Pappy Polie – Percy and Gizmo's father, Polina's father-in-law and Olie and Zowie's paternal grandfather. He runs a farm by himself and is best known for his unruly dentures.
  • Billy Bevel – Olie's best friend. He lives next door. He is a cube shaped boy who, along with his family, is originally from Planet Cubey.
  • Gizmo Polie – Olie and Zowie's paternal uncle who is also Percy's older brother, Polina's brother-in-law and Pappy's older son. He rides a motorcycle named Motorboy, and he also has an Elvis Presley like impression.
  • Aunt Polie-Anna – Olie and Zowie's paternal great aunt, Pappy's sister, Percy and Gizmo's aunt and Polina's aunt-in-law who appears in The Baby Bot Chase and in Season 6.
  • Baxter and Bonita Jaquita Bevel – Billy's parents. Baxter wears glasses and has a surprisingly deep laugh, despite having a somewhat high-pitched voice. Bonita is an accomplished dancer and acts similar to her husband. They are friends of Mr. and Mrs. Polie.
  • Space Boy – A young super-hero and star of Olie's favorite TV show Space Boy. Along with his companion Space Dog, he frequently saves the universe from various threats on his show, and occasionally appears to help out Olie. Both Space Boy and Space Dog resemble Olie and Spot, with the main difference being that Space Boy and Space Dog are blue and silver, and Olie and Spot are yellow and brown.
  • Coochie and Coo Polie – Olie and Zowie's adoptive baby twin brother and sister. They first appeared in the movie The Baby Bot Chase and the Season 6 episodes.
  • Binky Bevel – Billy's baby brother. His head has the ability to spin when his belly button is pressed in. He is best friends with Zowie. At first, Zowie was jealous of Binky and did not want to get along with him. But soon they became friends.
  • Screwy – A new kid in town, specifically being a lugnut. In his early appearances, Screwy acts as a bully towards Olie and his friends; one episode had Olie actually driven to punch him. However, Screwy quickly became a member of the gang.
  • Pollie Pi – A red-haired female classmate and friend of Olie and Billy. She first appeared in the Valentine's Day–themed episode Looove Bug, where she moves into Polieville, and Olie and Billy, who compete with each other for Pollie's affections, immediately fell in love (via being bitten by the Love Bug) with her until they bumped into Mr. Polie. Pollir owns a pink poodle named Fifi.
  • Wheelie – An older kid with a single wheel instead of legs due to the fact of him being a "Roll Bot." He is very athletic and acts as a sort of mentor towards Olie and Billy.
  • Dicey – Billy's pet cat. She is often chased by Spot. She is an orange cat with a body that, as her name implies, resembles two dice.
  • Mrs. Ethel Triangle – Olie's teacher. She has a triangular hairstyle, body and, earrings.
  • Big Gene Green and Little Gene Green – Two aliens from the Little Green Planet who accidentally crash–landed on Polieville and befriended Olie and his family. They reappear when Olie and his dad visit their planet, only to find it much too small for their comfort. They are notable for the way they often 'backward speak' sentences similar to Yoda.
  • Chuck Squarey – A pop musician who, like the Bevells, is from Planet Cubey. His song and dance, "The Twirl", is a major hit around the galaxy. He is apparently friends with his fans, the Bevels and the Polies.
  • Klanky Klaus – The show's equivalent of Santa Claus, he lives on his own planet, Chillsville.
  • Gloomius Maximus – An evil space pirate who can stop the fun, and make the universe gloomy. He is the main villain in The Great Defender of Fun and makes a few appearances on the show during Season 6 as reformed character.

Voice cast

  • Cole Caplan as Olie
  • Kristen Bone as Zowie, Cutie Doll
  • Joshua Tucci as Billy Bevel (seasons 1–5)
  • Kristopher Clarke as Billy Bevel (season 6)
  • Robert Norman Smith as Spot, Space Dog, TV Announcer
  • Adrian Truss as Mr. Polie, Uncle Gizmo, TV Announcer, Pappy Star, TV Host
  • Andrew Craig as Chunk Squarey
  • Kylie Fairlie as Space Boy, Little Dad
  • Neil Crone as Dr. Geary (The Great Defender of Fun)
  • Catherine Disher as Mrs. Polie, Hammy Lady, TV Contestant, Tape Voice
  • Len Carlson as Pappy, TV Announcer, Dr. Callinghouse, Space Boy Announcer, Chef Rotundo, Radio Announcer, Spookie Ookie, TV Announcer 2, TV Detective, TV Host
  • Tedde Moore as Aunt Polie-Anna
  • Noah Reid as Screwy
  • Jake Goldsbie as Junior Littlegreen
  • Julie Lemieux as Coochie, Coo, Clock Mouse (season 6)
  • Scott McCord as Cuckoo
  • Jennifer Gould as Miss Triangle
  • Ellen Ray Hennessy as Bonita
  • Rebecca Brenner as Pollie Pi
  • Philip Williams as Baxter, TV Announcer
  • Michael Cera as Little Gizmo
  • Sunday Muse as Binky, Bogey Bot
  • Richard Binsley as Dicey, Gene Littlegreen
  • Howard Jerome as Klanky Claus (seasons 2–5)
    • John Neville as Klanky Claus (season 6)
  • Al Mukadam as Wheelie
  • Rick Jones as TV Announcer
  • Tracey Moore - Clock Mouse (seasons 1–5), Lady Bug
  • Susan Roman - Fifi
  • Ron Pardo - TV Actor
  • Juan Chioran - Willy Jolly
  • Elizabeth Hanna - Kindly Lady
  • Ron Rubin - Bot-ler, Lunchbox, TV Announcer
  • Paul Haddad - Gloomius Maximus

Episodes

Season 1 (1998)

  1. Little Sister, Big Brother / Through Trick and Thin / Bedlam
  2. Ciminin Toast / I Find Rock / Tooth on the Loose
  3. Nap for Spot / Monster Movie Night / Top Dog Fish
  4. The House Detectives / The Backyard Jungle / The Best Doggone Show in the World
  5. Mutiny on the Bouncy / Roll the Camera / Pappy's Boat
  6. Where's Pappy? / Hopin' and a Hoppin' / Just Like Dad
  7. Spot's Birthday / Sir Rolie Polie Oily / Universal Spot
  8. Squaresville / Zowie's Harmonica / Unruly Polie Olie
  9. Rolie Polie Pogo / Two Not So Easy Pieces / Gotta Dance
  10. Pappy Days / Copy Cat n' Mouse / The Bump
  11. Zowie Got Game / Hickety Ups / Chili's Cold
  12. Our Two Dads / What to Be / Magno-Men
  13. Scavenger Hunt / What's Up Jack? / Grown Ups and Kids

Season 2 (1999)

  1. Mom's Night Out / Polie Pox / Da Plane! Da Plane!
  2. Surprise! / Mousetrap / To Space and Beyond
  3. Go Fish / Roller Derby / A Birthday Present for Mom
  4. A Little Souped Coup-y / Rain Rain Go Away / Beach Blanket Gizmo
  5. Y2 Pappy / Upside Downers / Cutie Go Bye-Bye
  6. Olie's Note / Baby Binky / A Record Bustin' Day
  7. Where O Where Did Olie Go? / Gone Dog-Gone Dog / A Chip Off the Old Orb
  8. The Legend of Spookie Ookie / Oooh Scary / Zowie, Queen of the Pumpkins
  9. Looove Bug / Seven Minutes and Counting / Olie's New Suit
  10. Mission Invisible / Muscle Bots / Hypno-Eyes
  11. Starry Starry Night / Snowie / Jingle Jangle Day's Eve
  12. Little Bot Zoo / Zowie's Soupy Hero / Coupy Won't Fit
  13. Zowie Do, Olie Too / Dicey Situation / Square Plane in a Round Hole

Season 3 (2000-01)

  1. Gotcha! / Springy Chicken / A Polie Egg-Stravaganza
  2. Home Sick / Leaf Me Alone / Round and Round and Square We Go
  3. Throw It In Gear / A Tooth for a Tooth / Polie Collectables
  4. Doggy Day Afternoon / Visibly Invisible / Itty Bitty Baby Starry
  5. Baby Talk / Putting On the Dog / Whistlin' Zowie
  6. Square Roots / One Olie, Two Olie, Three Olie, Four / Switcheroo
  7. Giz-nesia / 1001 Gearabian Nights / Showdown at the Ol' Polie Corral
  8. Let's Make History / Adventures of Space Dads / Silly Willy Dad
  9. Detective Polie's Cookie Caper / The Lie / Guess It's Nite Nite
  10. When Zowie All Growed Up / Scruba-Dub-Dubby-A Spot in the Tubby / Hide and Go Sleep
  11. Rewind / Who's the Bestest of Them All? / But Why?
  12. Just Putting Around / Soupy Zowie and the Bogey Bot / No Hugs Please
  13. Cool It! / Polie Pests / Camp Out

Season 4 (2001)

  1. Family Portrait / Show and Tell / Little Helping Hand
  2. Pretend Friend / Beddy Day for Daddy / Chunk Squarey
  3. We Scream for Ice Cream / Pomps Up / Anchor Away
  4. Guys and Dollies / Dinglie Danglie Doodle / Dancin' Machines
  5. Bubble Trouble / Calling All Space Boys / Binky Break
  6. Who's the Worstest / Puzzle Peace / Robo Rangers
  7. Rust in Space / All Wound Up / Soap-Bot Derby
  8. Treasure of the Rolie Polie Madre / Lost and Found / Zowie's Petals
  9. Day for Night / Zowie Cycle / Mighty Olie
  10. Space Telly / Ultra Good Space Heroes / It's a Roundi-ful Life
  11. Cheery Spherey Day / Diary Daze / Rock-a-Bye Billy
  12. Housey Wake Up / Blue Coupey / YesTHANKYOUPlease
  13. Wheelie / Clippy Clop / Doofy Looking Olie

Season 5 (2001-02)

  1. Song of the Blue Fish / Lady Bug Lady Bug Fly Away Home / Bevel Beddie Bye
  2. A Little Hero / Binky's Birthday / Hiding in Plain Sight
  3. Making the Best of It / Superest Bot of Them All / Oh Olie, Olie It's a Wired World
  4. Forgive and Forget It / Spot That Hero / A Jingle Jangle Wish
  5. Dino Bots / A Couple of Good Sports / Pappy's Pals
  6. Bots Will Be Boys / Screwy / Good Princess Zowie
  7. Madame Bot-erfly / Boxing Day / It's Just Not Fair
  8. Dare Ya! / Round Beard's Ghost / Screwy Day
  9. Tug-a-Wheelie / Always Chasing Rainbows / Follow Yer Nose
  10. Ten Foot Ollie / The Big Drip / Invasion of the Ticklers!
  11. Widget Watchers / Shippin' and Receivin' / The Bestest Field Trip of All
  12. Blind as a Bot / Beauty and the Bot / Ollie's Bot-ler
  13. Chunk Sings the Blues / Cast Off / Orb's Well That Ends Well

Season 6 (2002-04)

  1. Soupey Zowie and Diaper Dyna-mo / Magnetitus / A Little Wish
  2. Blast from the Past / Gone Screwy / Mother Giz
  3. A Little Jingle Jangle Sparkler / A Gift for Klanky Klaus / All's Squared Away Day
  4. Give It Back Gloomius / Olie Unsproinged / Bot O' the Housey
  5. Gumming Up the Works / Hands Across Polieville / Rolie Polie Pop Tops
  6. Lunchmaster 3000 / Puzzle Planet / A Totally Backwards Day
  7. Zowie's School Daze / Beacon Blinkin' Day / When Mr. Sunny Gets Blue
  8. Straighten Upper-er to the Rescue / The Great Manner Hunt / Polie Poppin' Day
  9. The Secret Life of Babies / Shhhh / The Coochie Coochie Coo Blues
  10. Big Babies / Kooky Kites / Twin Sittin'
  11. A Polie Family Frolic
  12. Has Anyone Seen My Coo?
  13. Babies Go Home

Movies

  1. The Great Defender of Fun (August 13, 2002 (CAN), April 17, 2017 (USA))
  2. The Baby Bot Chase (June 3, 2003 (CAN), April 24, 2017 (USA))

Broadcast

Rolie Polie Olie has been broadcast internationally and was originally aired on CBC Television in Canada as a part of its Kids' CBC block, and Disney Channel in the United States on their Playhouse Disney block, before moving to the Disney Junior channel. It moved to Treehouse TV in September 2006, and Disney Junior Canada in September 2015. It also aired on January 8, 2007 on the Qubo channel despite broadcast rights being owned by Disney at the time.

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