|Rolie Polie Olie|
|Also known as||William Joyce's Rolie Polie Olie|
|Genre||Comic science fiction|
|Created by||William Joyce|
|Theme music composer|
|Opening theme||"Rolie Polie Olie" by Brent Barkman and Pete Coulman|
|Ending theme||"Rolie Polie Olie" (instrumental)|
|Country of origin||France|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||78 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||24 minutes|
Métal Hurlant Productions (seasons 1-5)
Sparx* (seasons 1-5)
Sparkling Animation (season 6)
|Distributor||Buena Vista Television (United States)|
Nelvana International (International)
|Original network||CBC Television (Canada)|
La Cinquième/France 5 (France)
Disney Channel (United States)
|Original release||October 4, 1998 –|
April 28, 2004
Rolie Polie Olie is a computer-animated children's television series produced by Nelvana 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. 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.
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.
Main article: List of Rolie Polie Olie episodes
|1||13||October 4, 1998||December 30, 1998|
|2||13||June 8, 1999||November 27, 1999|
|3||13||January 11, 2000||March 1, 2001|
|4||13||July 4, 2001||October 25, 2001|
|5||13||December 11, 2001||June 14, 2002|
|6||13||September 21, 2002||April 28, 2004|
|Movies||2||August 13, 2002||June 3, 2003|