Great Minds Think 4 Themselves (known in a working title as Genie's Great Minds) was an educational short series that aired between Saturday morning cartoons like Disney's Doug and Recess, starring the comical Genie from Disney's Aladdin, voiced by the late Robin Williams. It was released on ABC and produced by Walt Disney Television Animation.
The series consisted of several five-minute bumpers on Disney's One Saturday Morning which ran from 1997 to 2002 and ran from Toon Disney from 2000 to 2001, where Genie teaches about important scientific, societal, and cultural figures throughout history, and the difficulties they often dealt with in their time. The show is mainly presented in humorous cutout animation, mixed with traditional animation of Genie.
Episodes included Albert Einstein and his invention of the theory of relativity, George Washington Carver, the scientist who discovered numerous industrial uses for peanuts, Barbara Rose Johns, the young civil rights activist who helped to end segregation in schools, and Barbara McClintock, a scientist who made groundbreaking research in genetics in the 1950s, but was not recognized in her time due to women not being taken seriously in the field. The series intended to teach children about significant periods in history, and also to show that many important people were thought of as odd or harshly criticized at the time, but went on to make significant change.