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A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

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When Willy Wonka decides to let five children into his chocolate factory, he decides to release five golden tickets in five separate chocolate bars, causing complete mayhem. The tickets start to be found, with the fifth going to a very special boy, called Charlie Bucket. With his Grandpa, Charlie joins the rest of the children to experience the most amazing factory ever. But not everything goes to plan within the factory. Written by FilmFanUK

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The Factory Opens July 2005. See more »


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Rated PG for quirky situations, action and mild language | See all certifications »

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15 July 2005 (USA)  »

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The IMAX Experience  »

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,126,226 (Italy) (23 September 2005)

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$206,456,431 (USA) (2 December 2005)
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206,563.48 US gallons (781,927.83 litres) of fake chocolate were made for the river area while 38,430.42 US gallons (145,474.96 litres) of it were made for the waterfall. The grand total of all the fake chocolate used on stage was 244,993.98 US gallons (927,403.1 litres). See more »

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When Willy Wonka dips the pink ladle into the chocolate river, the chocolate is spilling over the edge of the ladle. But when he hands it to Charlie, the outside of the ladle is completely free of chocolate residue. See more »

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Narrator: This is a story of an ordinary little boy named Charlie Bucket. He was not faster, or stronger, or more clever than other children. His family was not rich or powerful or well-connected; in fact, they barely had enough to eat. Charlie Bucket was the luckiest boy in the entire world. He just didn't know it yet.
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Childhood memories this ain't
28 July 2005 | by (Perthshire, Scotland) – See all my reviews

When I was 8 years old, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory was my favourite movie. I'd watch it every day if I could. I didn't see it again until recently (I'm now 22), but even before I watched it, I was humming along with the songs I suddenly remembered again, and I grinned almost the whole way through when I did watch it. That movie is still a part of my childhood. Unfortunately, I don't see any 8 year old now grinning at the memory of this one in 14 years.

I know it's a new director, new script, new everything, and I expected it to be totally different, but it just did nothing for me. The factory is supposed to be a place of wonder and childhood dreams, but it looked more like the set of Nightmare Before Christmas done in sweets. Even in the novel there was a pause to look at something before each child left, but in this, it's just, go to a room, lose a kid, go to another room, lose another kid, until only one was left.

The kids did what they could with their roles, and the grandparents were pretty good, but Willy Wonka was just a little TOO weird for my taste. He was supposed to be eccentric, not they kind of guy parents drag away from their kids when they offer them a sweet! That's nothing against Johnny Depp, because he's a good actor, I just didn't like his version of Willy Wonka.

As for the Oompa Loompas, I wanted to shoot them every time they came on screen. It was well done, considering there was only one guy, but I couldn't stand them.

Tim Burton added his own unmistakable style to a very odd novel, which many people would like, and I know why. The first movie was all sweetness and colour and charm, which some people hated, and Tim Burton's version certainly has none of that. For those, this will be a far better version, more faithful to the novel in some ways (I liked the inclusion of the scene where Charlie, Grandpa Joe and Willy Wonka see the others leave the factory), but for me, this was just not up to scratch.


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