6.1/10
126
5 user

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

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 »

Director:

Ron Pitts

Writers:

Nadine Van der Velde (as Nadine van der Velde), William Joyce (characters)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Rolie Polie Olie (1998–2007)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Olie, his sister Zowie, and his best friend Billy live as robots and discover the values of friendship, family, and growing up to be a great kid.

Stars: Cole Caplan, Adrian Truss, Catherine Disher
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Olie and Zowie find two lost baby bots while out searching for a present to give their parents.

Director: Ron Pitts
Stars: Kristen Bone, Cole Caplan, Julie Lemieux
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A hotel handyman's life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.

Director: Adam Shankman
Stars: Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Courteney Cox
The Koala Brothers (TV Series 2003)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Follow the adventures of the Koala Brothers, Frank and Buster, living in the Australian outback whose mission in life is to help others.

Stars: Jonathan Coleman, Lucinda Cowden, Janet James
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.

Directors: Bibo Bergeron, Don Paul, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Rosie Perez
Animation | Comedy | Family

Based on the popular Nickelodeon TV series.

Director: Mark Zoeller
Stars: Grey Griffin, Liliana Mumy, Jill Talley
Braceface (2001–2006)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An 8th grader with preteenage problems on her mind and magical braces in her mouth tries to survive 8th grade and later, high school.

Stars: Marnie McPhail, Alicia Silverstone, Vince Corazza
Garfield Gets Real (Video 2007)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Follow Garfield behind the scenes in Cartoon World where he grows bored with his life as a comic strip star.

Directors: Mark A.Z. Dippé, Kyung Ho Lee
Stars: Frank Welker, Rajia Baroudi, Gregg Berger
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Picking up where Hey Arnold! (1996) left off, this tells the story of what happened to Arnold's parents.

Directors: Raymie Muzquiz, Stu Livingston
Stars: Mason Vale Cotton, Benjamin Flores Jr., Francesca Marie Smith
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Bear lives in a Big Blue House with several of his muppet friends: Treelo the lemur, Ojo the bear cub, Tutter the mouse, and Pip and Pop the otters. Every day bear uses his reassuringly ... See full summary »

Stars: Lynne Thigpen, Geoffrey Holder, Noel MacNeal
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes (TV Series 2017)
Certificate: TV-Y7-FV Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An enthusiastic young boy earns a job at a hero supply store and trains to become the "Greatest Hero Ever."

Stars: Courtenay Taylor, Ashly Burch, Ian Jones-Quartey
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The further adventures of Buzz Lightyear as a Space Ranger of Star Command and his comrades.

Stars: Patrick Warburton, Stephen Furst, Nicole Sullivan
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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 <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Disney

Country:

Canada | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

William Joyce's Rolie Polie Olie: The Great Defender of Fun See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nelvana, Sparkling, Hemdale See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Willy and Wally Jolly, the Greatest Defenders of Fun, are parodically based on several famous cinematic swashbucklers; Robin Hood, Zorro and the Three Musketeers. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Spaceboy, Young Dad: Looks like things need some cheering up around here.
See more »

Connections

References Astroboy (1963) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A cinematic masterpiece
6 March 2019 | by ebrunowSee all my reviews

This skillful work of animated art is quite possibly one of the best films ever produced. The brilliant storytelling and incredibly artistic design seperates this film from the rest in the only best of ways. The heroic and emotional struggle of leading character Rolie Poli Olie perfectly illustrates the director's love of the cinematic arts. It is only when the evil Gloomius Maximus appears and leaves the fate of the world in balance that Rolie Poli Oli is able to overcome his weaknesses as only a true hero could. The captivating plot, relatable characters and flawless animation style, mixed with the beautifully composed soundtrack, truely makes this one of the greatest films in history.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed