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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by John August, based on the 1964 British novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. The film stars Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket, alongside David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor, Missi Pyle, James Fox, Deep Roy, and Christopher Lee. The storyline follows Charlie as he wins a contest along with four other children and is led by Wonka on a tour of his chocolate factory.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
One day, Wonka announces a contest in which Golden Tickets have been placed in five random Wonka Bars worldwide, and the winners will receive a full tour of the factory as well as a lifetime supply of chocolate, while one will receive an additional prize at the end of the tour. Wonka's sales subsequently skyrocket, and the first four tickets are found by the gluttonous Augustus Gloop, the spoiled Veruca Salt, the arrogant Violet Beauregarde, and the ill-tempered Mike Teavee. Charlie tries twice to find a ticket, but both bars come up empty. After overhearing that the final ticket was found in Russia, Charlie finds a banknote and purchases a third Wonka Bar. The Russian ticket is revealed to be a forgery just as Charlie discovers the real ticket inside the wrapper. He receives monetary offers for the ticket, but the cashier warns him not to trade it regardless, and Charlie runs back home. At home, Charlie initially wants to trade the ticket for money for his family's betterment, but after a pep talk from Grandpa George, he decides to keep it and brings Grandpa Joe to accompany him on the tour.
In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, young Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) wins a chance to tour Willy Wonka's (Johnny Depp) chocolate factory, with four other children, when he purchases a chocolate bar that has a "golden ticket" inside. The group of children and guardians tour the factory, where they will see the top-secret, magical processes by which Willy Wonka makes his delicious candy. Specifically, they see the Oompa Loompas (all played by a digitally multiplied and reduced Deep Roy) make the candy and mete out judgments against misbehaving children.
Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryDirected byTim BurtonProduced byBrad GreyRichard D. ZanuckMichael SiegelScreenplay byJohn AugustMusic byDanny ElfmanCinematographyPhilippe RousselotEdited byChris LebenzonProduction companyWarner Bros. PicturesVillage Roadshow PicturesThe Zanuck CompanyPlan B EntertainmentTim Burton ProductionsRunning time114 minutesBudget$150 millionBox office$475 millionCharlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 film directed by Tim Burton. It is the second film adaptation of the 1964 British book of the same name by Roald Dahl and stars Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket. The storyline concerns Charlie, a young boy who takes a tour he has won, led by Wonka, through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world.
The Buckets are an impoverished family consisting of a kind and loving boy named Charlie Bucket, his parents and four bedridden grandparents. Charlie's father is employed at a toothpaste factory, responsible for putting the caps on the tubes. The family lives not far from Willy Wonka's giant chocolate factory, which reopened after industrial espionage forced him into seclusion and to make all his employees redundant. Charlie's Grandpa Joe worked for Wonka before the termination.
Wonka announces a contest whereby children that find five Golden Tickets hidden in Wonka bars will be given a tour of the factory with a lifetime supply of chocolate and one a chance to be presented with an unknown grand prize. The skyrocket in Wonka's chocolate sales led to an increase in cavities which also increased toothpaste sales, causing Mr. Bucket to be made redundant when the toothpaste factory replaces him with a machine that places the caps on the tubes.
As Charlie seems to enjoy the tour, the other four children succumb to temptation, and end up being caught in the factory workings and have to be safely recovered by the Oompa-Loompas, albeit in worse shape than at the start of the tour: Augustus falls into a river of chocolate and has been sucked up by a pipe before being rescued from the fudge processing center; Violet expands into an oversized blueberry when she tries an experimental piece of chewing gum despite Wonka's warnings; Veruca is thrown away as a "bad nut" by trained squirrels; and Mike is shrunk down after being the first person transported by Wonka's new television advertising invention. The four leave the factory revealing their deformities; a chocolate-covered Augustus, a much more flexible but still blue Violet, a garbage-covered Veruca and her father, and a taller and paper-thin Mike who was overstretched with the "taffy puller".
The movie is correctly titled. Unlike "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (1971), which depends on Gene Wilder's twinkling air of mystery, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is mostly about -- Charlie. Young Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) is so plucky and likable, and comes from such an eccentric and marvelous household, that the wonders inside the chocolate factory are no more amusing than everyday life at the Bucket residence.
The Buckets live in a house that leans crazily in all directions, and seems to have been designed by Dr. Caligari along the lines of his cabinet. The family is very poor. Charlie sleeps in a garret that is open to the weather, and his four grandparents all sleep (and live, apparently) in the same bed, two at one end, two at the other. His mother (Helena Bonham Carter) maintains the serenity of the home, while his father (Noah Taylor) seeks employment. Grandpa Joe (David Kelly) remembers the happy decades when he and everyone else in the neighborhood worked in the chocolate factory.
We see the wondrous workings of the factory in the opening titles, a CGI assembly-line sequence that swoops like a roller-coaster. When the five kids and their adult guardians finally get inside, their first sight is a marvel of imagination: A sugary landscape of chocolate rivers, gumdrop trees and (no doubt) rock candy mountains. Behind his locked doors, Willy has created this fantastical playground for -- himself, apparently. As the tour continues, we learn the secret of his work force: He uses Oompa Loompas, earnest and dedicated workers all looking exactly the same and all played, through a digital miracle, by the vaguely ominous Deep Roy. We're reminded of Santa's identical helpers in "The Polar Express."
Oompa-Loompas are small humans who reside and work at the Wonka Factory. In early editions of the novel, they were described as African Pygmies, but they were changed to be white-skinned and golden-haired, and their country of origin to be Loompaland. When Willy Wonka found them, they lived in huts in the trees to escape from various creatures and were struggling to get food. They ate mashed caterpillars, which tasted terrible, and would mash them with other things like eucalyptus leaves or beetles to make them taste better, but what they truly wanted were cacao beans. To help them, Wonka offered them to work for him and live at the factory, where he would pay them with cacao beans, and they could also eat all the chocolate they wanted.
In 2018, it was announced that there would be a Willy Wonka prequel movie hitting the big screen, with director Paul King (Paddington) at the helm. Considering that the upcoming movie is a prequel, there may be little to draw from in terms of comparison between the story's two previous adaptations. The rights for the character of Willy Wonka were bought by Warner Bros. Pictures in 2016, so it was inevitable that more of Matilda's Roald Dahl Chocolate Factory content would be on the way at some point. Initially, the list of actors considered for the role of young Willy Wonka included Donald Glover, Ryan Gosling, and Ezra Miller. It wasn't until May of 2021 that it was revealed that Timothée Chalamet was cast in the role of the young chocolate factory owner. It's also been disclosed that the series will return to its original Gene Wilder roots by including musical numbers once again.
Based on the latest footage and pictures from the set, it appears that the studio is going for the original look and feel of Willy Wonka from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Folding musical numbers into the mix only enhances the notion that studios are departing from Tim Burton's rendition of the story and returning to the magic that the original film held dear. While plot details are being held close to the chest, including whether or not the beloved Oompa Loompas will be making a return, the basic premise that the new movie chronicles a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to owning his famed chocolate factory. The cast so far also includes Rowan Atkinson, Keegan-Michael Key, and Olivia Coleman in undisclosed roles.
Johnny Depp stars as the eccentric genius confectioner Willy Wonka, in this remake of the 1971 children's film "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," which was based on the book by Roald Dahl. Wonka, who has been living a reclusive life within the walls of his chocolate factory for many years, opens the doors for five children who have found a golden ticket in one of his candy bars. At the end of the day one of the children will be selected to win a very special prize. Also with Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter and Deep Roy. Directed by Tim Burton. [1:46]
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) is a children's book by Welsh author Roald Dahl. This story of the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric candymaker Willy Wonka is often considered one of the most beloved children's stories of the 20th century.
Roald Dahl's story of Willy Wonka, confectionary wizard, opening the doors of his magnificent chocolate factory to five lucky individuals, is an undisputed classic of children's' literature and Burton's version mostly adheres to the original book. Four undeserving brats and the innocent Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) enter the factory and soon all but the doe-eyed waif bring themselves to a very sticky end. As they sample Wonka's sweet inventions, from the never-melting ice cream and nut crunch surprise chocolate to the full-meal gum and everlasting gobstoppers, they fall prey to their weaknesses and are carted away, as the Oompa Loompas, Wonka's army of cocoa worshipping manikins, sing of the moral lessons to be learned. 041b061a72