CBC Television Network

Rolie Polie Olie

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1998 to 2004

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired weekday mornings, at various times, from October 4, 1998 to April 24, 2000. [Repeated]

This children’s program, aimed at pre-schoolers, was a co-production of CBC and the company responsible for bringing The Care Bears to television. It was a computer animated show about a curious, happy-go-lucky and rambunctious six-year-old boy by the name of Polie Olie; with one exception: he was a robot living in an all-robotic round world. It was the creation of William Joyce, whose successful series of children’s books spawned a television program of high quality. The short, 10-minute films of the 1930s inspired the show. As of 2006, the program was still part of the daily CBC network schedule.

Written by John Corcelli – April, 2006