Rolie Polie Olie

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Rolie Polie Olie

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To describe Playhouse Disney's perennial preschool favorite, think Teletubbies meets The Jetsons. This loving, traditional family--Mr. And Mrs. Polie, 6-year-old Olie, sister Zowie, and Grandpa Pappy--are hairless beings with antennas, glassy eyes and noodle arms, set in a fruit-striped computer animated household of living appliances. Okey Dokey? While parents scratch their heads as to what makes this program work, preschoolers are enamored with the soothing story lines, predictable endings and deliberate pace of the Emmy-award winning show. A trio of hardly-haunted tales makes up this celebratory 24-minute show. Theme Song: Way up high in the Rolie Polie sky Is a little round planet of a really nice guy He's Rolie Polie Olie He's small and smart and round And in the land of curves and curls He's the swellest kid around Howdy! Howdy! Hooray! Hooray! And in the land of curves and curls He's the swellest kid around He's Rolie Polie Olie He's small and smart and round And in the land of curves and curls He's the swellest kid around Howdy! Howdy! Hooray! Hooray! And in the land of curves and curls He's the swellest kid around And in the land of curves and curls He's the swellest kid The swellest kid around Whee! He's Rolie Polie Olie. He's small and smart and round. And in the land of curves and curls, he's the swellest kid around.moreless
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  • One of the most awesomest shows!

    10
    This show is the entire thing that got me so excited about 3D animation. I viewed it as a toddler, in 2009, when I was around 9-10 on YouTube, and I watch it every day on Disney Junior. The characters are pretty nice. There are sphere heads and cube heads, and even lugnuts. One of my favorite things about the show is that everything comes to life. The house that is a teapot, the lamp, the TV, the fridge, the clock with a mouse, everything! Then there's the plot. I like it. I get so many ideas from episodes (ESPECIALLY "Oh Olie, Olie It's A Wired World"). It's too bad it ended, I would have appreciated it if it lasted longer. Shows like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse has ripped Disney Junior to shreds, because all they copy is Dora. It's chich at this point, but this is a show keeping it together. A must-watch for everyone!moreless
  • THIS is what you call a kids show. No constantly stupid songs or dances, and no breaking the fourth wall to talk to the audience.

    10
    I remember when I was sick one day from school, I was flipping through channels and came across this show. Rolie Polie Olie is about a young robot boy who lives with his family and learns lessons in life. The show is like many kids shows about life lessons and is actually great for everyone. The show has its educational values like sharing, or telling the truth, but what I love about this show is that it doesn't keep harping on the moral, but is actually balanced between family fun and educational. The show is also done in CGI, but the CGI is excellent. The characters have unique designs, lip syncs are perfect, and the sets themselves are creative an can catch your eye. The show also has its funny moments, and while it's not laugh til you doe funny, it has a good amount of humor. But by far, one of the best things in this show is the fact that there are 2 things that aren't in this show. No breaking the fourth wall and talking to the audience who is not there, and no constant songs or dances. Those two things are a big problem in many kids shows, but RPO rejects that idea, and sticks to the original format. I was so sad to see this show end after 9 years and is an excellent kids show. Disney get rid of your current kids shows and bring shows like Rolie Polie Olie, and Bear in the Big Blue House back on please. This has everything that makes a kids show fun to watch.moreless
  • Exactly what a preschool show is supposed to be. Forget copying Dora, copy this...

    10
    I remember this show from my childhood, and trust me-it was the only show I really adored. The CGI looks great, not like the shabby crap on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The morals aren't hammered into the ground, and if they have to resort to using fourth wall breaking, they don't use it to kill the audience. In fact, they reject the entire idea entirely and stick to the original form. I suggest instead of copying something as incredibly annoying as Dora, you should be copying this show, or PBJ Otter. Face it, this show is adorable, less annoying, the character design is cute and calming, the voices don't tear up your eardrums...all in all, this show is awesome. You'll almost wish you were in Olie's town, as I did when I was littler. The dad actually doesn't sound dumb...moreless
  • Not my favorite from retro Playhouse Disney, but still very good.

    8.5
    Thought it really isn't as cool as I used to think it was when I was younger, it still is fun for me to watch my recordings of the show that I made every so often.



    Based off of a book by William Joyce, this show follows the adventures of Olie, a robot who lives in a town called "Polieville." Now, although much of the robots in Pollieville are round, such characters like Olie's neighbor, Billy, and his teacher, Ms. Triangle are of different shapes, Billy being a square shape and Ms. Triange being...well...it's kind of obvious, right?



    Olie lives with his mom, dad, little sister, Zowie, grandfather, Pappy (well, he just visits a lot), and his dog, Spot.



    Olie's mom has a unique laugh which is quite high pitched. Of course, she loves her kids. She can sometimes be seen teaching them lifelong lessons.



    Olie's dad is a mechanical expert. He can often be found in the garage working with his many tools. Olie looks up to his dad, and in one episode (Just Like Dad), he acts just like him, or at least tries to.



    Zowie is Olie's younger sister. She loves to giggle, as any girl her age would. She looks up to her big brother, Olie, and often tags around with him when he's doing stuff.



    Pappy is distinctly different from the rest of the robots when it comes to the way he looks. Though he looks like an old, rusty robot, he is still in quite good shape. He likes to play with his grandchildren a lot.



    Spot is a goofy sort of dog. While he isn't usually a scene stealer, unlike Snoopy from Peanuts, he still has an episode every now and then that centers around him. For example, in "Dicey Situation," he learns to like Billy's cat.



    Billy Bevil is Olie's best friend. He often hangs out with him and plays games like 'Pirates.' He is a good friend to Olie, as one would expect.



    There are many more characters in this show that I could go over, but there is a lot more to go over in this review.



    William Joyce, a fan of old cartoons made a really interesting decision. Just about everything in the Polies' house is alive. From the beds to the TV, from the fridge (Chilly) to the house itself, everything is alive like you can often see in old 1930's cartoons. That, actually, was William Joyce's inspiration for this. And that really was a smart decision. It's one of the many things that keeps me interested in this show.



    The music is also very lively. It can be very enjoyable, but when it's overused, it can sometimes, although very rarely, get on my nerves, but I'm cool with that.



    There's really only one episode that I can remember truly not liking. Other than that, the episodes are usually good. So you pretty much don't have to worry about anything like a "stupid" episode.



    Overall, while this show has grown a little old and seems mildly childish for me, I still enjoy watching it sometimes from time to time and bringing back memories. And you, if you saw it when it was still on and have any episodes, can do the same thing, too.



    Final show grade: B+moreless
  • Please? I was just getting to know this show.

    10
    I've only seen a few episodes, and just when I was getting into it, they had to cancel it. Oh well.



    Olie is a young boy bot who lives in a round world. Everything in Polieville (I think that's what it's called) it round. He is great friends with someone from a square world. His name is Billy. A lot of times, Billy feels like a square peg in a world that's round, but Olie always gives him back his confidence. Then there's precious little Zowie. She's Olie's little baby sister. Awwwwwwwww! She is just the cutest little thing! She's so sweet and so full of giggles. She'll make anyone smile.



    This show is so cute! I don't know why they cancelled it, but it happened.moreless
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