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Rolie Polie Olie: The Great Defender of Fun (2002)

G  |  Video  |   |  Adventure, Animation, Family  |  13 August 2002 (USA)
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The evil space pirate Gloomius Maximus is determined that since he can't have fun, nobody else will either. Unfortunately for our heroes, an invitation to Zowie Polie's third birthday party... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gloomius Maximus (voice)
Kyle Fairlie ...
Spaceboy, Young Dad (voice)
Joshua Tucci ...
Billy Bevel (voice)
Kristen Bone ...
Zowie (voice)
Cole Caplan ...
Olie (voice)
Robert Smith ...
Spot / Spacedog (voice)
Catherine Disher ...
Mom, TV Journalist (voice)
Rebecca Brenner ...
Pollie Pi (voice)
Screwy (voice)
Wheelie (voice) (as Ali Mukaddam)
Len Carlson ...
Pappy, TV Announcer (voice)
Dad / Gizmo (voice)
Young Gizmo (voice)
Paul Haddad ...
Willy Jollie (voice)
Wally Jollie (voice)


The evil space pirate Gloomius Maximus is determined that since he can't have fun, nobody else will either. Unfortunately for our heroes, an invitation to Zowie Polie's third birthday party accidentally finds its way to Gloomius's ship. Gloomius never had a birthday party himself, so he sets out to make Zowie's as miserable as possible. He tries a glum ray, kidnapping Zowie and Pappy, and ultimately towing the entire Polie Planet to the Gloomy Galaxy. Between Olie's Super Silly Ray (his present to Zowie) and some help from Saturday morning hero Space Boy the day is saved for silliness. The whole planet helps charge up the Super Silly Ray and fix Gloomius's happy gear. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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Gloomius's character is based off of Captain Hook, Ebenezer Scrooge and the Chief Blue meanie from "The Yellow Submarine." See more »


Dad: [Gloomius Maximus's henchmen are throwing Bowling balls at Uncle Gizmo, Space boy, Space dog and Mr. Polie]
[inside Coupe, looking through the sunroof]
Dad: It's a cosmic storm!
Spaceboy, Young Dad: [bowling balls are whizzing by him] It's an asteroid shower!
Uncle Gizmo: [catches a bowling ball in his helmet] No... it's BOWLIN' BALLS!
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References Astroboy (1963) See more »


Rolie Polie Olie Opening Theme
Music by Great Big Music Inc.
Lyrics by Brent Barkman
Performed by Carl Lenox
Produced by Tim Thorney
Mixed by Tom Thorney
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Fun for kids and adults...
20 February 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The movie is obviously geared (no pun intended) for the 5 and under crowd I thought it was a lot of fun. Although my favorite movie of all time is 'The Terminator', I have a two-year old and so have had to adapt my viewing habits somewhat to include some, lets say, less than mentally challenging or intelligent programming. One thing I've always enjoyed about Rolie Polie Olie is the nostalgic look of the robots, the character development, the well-written storylines and just the overall sense of fun. I'll admit that its certainly not something I would like to be my one and only outlet for entertainment, The Great Defender of Fun, is something that I can sit and watch with my daughter and still get something from it.

All I can say is that you'll probably pass this movie up if you don't have a child, but if you're reading this than more than likely you're a parent. In that case, I highly recommend this movie, if not at least for James Woods as the evil villian.

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