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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

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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.

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Roald Dahl (book), John August (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Willy Wonka
Freddie Highmore ... Charlie Bucket
David Kelly ... Grandpa Joe
Helena Bonham Carter ... Mrs. Bucket
Noah Taylor ... Mr. Bucket
Missi Pyle ... Mrs. Beauregarde
James Fox ... Mr. Salt
Deep Roy ... Oompa Loompa
Christopher Lee ... Dr. Wonka
Adam Godley ... Mr. Teavee
Franziska Troegner ... Mrs. Gloop
AnnaSophia Robb ... Violet Beauregarde (as Annasophia Robb)
Julia Winter ... Veruca Salt
Jordan Fry ... Mike Teavee
Philip Wiegratz ... Augustus Gloop
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Storyline

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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Charlie Is lucky to be there See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | UK | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The IMAX Experience See more »

Filming Locations:

UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,178,450, 17 July 2005

Gross USA:

$206,459,076

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$474,968,763
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX | SDDS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)| DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Taylor Momsen auditioned for the role of Violet Beauregarde, but was deemed to be too beautiful, glamorous, and cute to play a lippy, arrogant, rude tomboy. See more »

Goofs

During one of Willy's flashbacks as a child, he has braces which keep his lips from meeting, however his voice properly makes a "p" sound when he says words such as "pieces." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures logos appear to be made of gold and come out from behind white fog. See more »

Alternate Versions

When broadcast on itv2 on July 9th 2017. Mike teevee's line "a retard could figure it out" was edited out along with Mr teevee's line about modern day kids with their technology. And grandpa George's use of bu-- is muted out of the audio track. See more »


Soundtracks

Veruca Salt
Music by Danny Elfman
Lyrics by Roald Dahl
Vocals Performed by Danny Elfman
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Short review of Tim Burton's return to form
16 January 2006 | by exterminator_99See all my reviews

Thankfully Tim Burton has rebounded back with his retelling of Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. A Burton-speciality, 'Charlie' is vivid, imaginative, childlike and slightly unerringly dark. It is brought to life by Johnny Depp's wonderful take on Willy Wonka, the slightly kooky chocolate factory owner who gives five children around the world the chance to win a visit to his mysterious chocolate factory. When the lavish production design fails to lift the story - there are slightly flat sections of the narrative - it's Depp's performance that carries the film, ultimately helping it surpass the 1974 Gene Wilder version by some distance. Truer to the source material than its earlier adaptation, you feel this is the version Dahl would have preferred: he was apparently known to truly detest children, a sentiment echoed by Depp as Wonka. Well worth repeat viewings, and kids will love the set design and the nut sorting room scene, which is the film's production highlight without doubt.


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