Rolie Polie Olie: Boy Genius is a Playhouse Disney CGI-animated feature film. It was originally released in theaters in November 24, 1997.
The film starts with aliens talking to three bot kids Olie, Zowie and Billy and one dog Spot driving on a rocket. Olie is attempting to launch a communications satellite made out of a toaster, hoping to communicate with an alien species he believes exists somewhere out in the universe. Unfortunately, the pulse rockets fail, and the rocket starts to fall back to Earth, unable to break through the atmosphere. Olie shakes up a soda can, tapes it to the satellite and throws it, propelling it into space. Olie manages to eject Billy before the rocket crash lands on his roof. Olie and Zowie are reprimanded by their parents and miss the bus to school.
At show and tell, Olie shows his classmates his new toy car. And everyone is amazed of that. At the end of the day, Olie decides to make a treehouse by using a rocket to save somebody.
- Zowie was voiced by Michael Caloz in the film, unlike the TV series.
This film was released on video in July 1, 1998 under the Masterpiece Collection.
- (the 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo appears)
- Announcer: Meet Rolie Polie Olie, the bot kid in the world.
- Olie: BLAST OFF!!!!!
- (the rocket starts blasting off)
- Olie: Whoa, whoooaaaaaa!
- Announcer: Walt Disney Pictures proudly presents, Playhouse Disney's first CGI-animated film.....Rolie Polie Olie: Boy Genius! In theaters Thanksgiving 1997!
Note about the trailer
- Barney has his Season 3 voice and Late 1993/1994-1997 costume.
- The Barney costume used in this trailer was also seen in "Barney's Musical Scrapbook".
- The Barney voice used in this trailer was also heard in "Imagination Island".
Trailer (Taken from Barney's House of Friends: The Movie)
- (the Walt Disney Pictures 1990 logo. The clip of Olie, Zowie and Billy riding on the rocket is seen)
- Olie: Don't try it at home!
- (the rocket's engine starts to break down, and it falls down towards back to Earth)
- Olie: Must.....engage....the rocket!!!
- (we see Barney arriving at the kids' movie section of Blockbuster Video)
- Barney: Hi there everybody! I'm Barney! I am so happy to see you! You know me from Barney & Friends. And today, we are gonna talk about the first Playhouse Disney film "Rolie Polie Olie: Boy Genius"! It will be in theaters this Thanksgiving!
- (we see another shot of the bot kids on the rocket)
- Olie: Hey, nice NT! Gotta blast!
- (the rocket blasts off)
- (we see a shot of Olie riding on a stronger rocket)
- Olie: I am a rocket bot kid!