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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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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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Willy Wonka Is semi-sweet and nuts See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

A practical method was considered for the scene in which Violet Beauregarde turns blue and swells up into a giant ten foot blueberry. A suit with an air hose was considered at one point for the beginning of the swelling scene, before the decision was made to do the entire transformation in computer graphics imagery (CGI). The visual effects house Cinesite was recruited for this assignment. In some shots of AnnaSophia Robb's head a facial prosthetic was worn to give the impression that her cheeks had swelled up as well. Because this decision was made late in production, any traces of Violet's blueberry scene were omitted from trailers or promotional material. See more »

Goofs

The photo in the 'Russian Ticket a Fake' article shows a group of people beside St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. However, the article text states that the boy who has "found" the Golden Ticket lives in St. Petersburg. See more »

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[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

On Cartoon Network, TBS, and TNT, a few scenes were cut out, and the songs Violet Beauregarde and Veruca Salt are shortened. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Johnny Depp in Burtonland (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Veruca Salt
Music by Danny Elfman
Lyrics by Roald Dahl
Vocals Performed by Danny Elfman
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Burton Studied the Book's Original Illustrations
18 July 2005 | by thurberdrawingSee all my reviews

If Tim Burton's out there I just want to thank him for bringing the spirit of the book's original illustrations to the screen. He even matched the facial expressions to the drawings, especially in the case of Charlie's family. Charlie himself looks like one of the drawings, and the Bucket house is so much like the illustrations it caused me to realize that Burton is as visual as any movie director can be. (Recent editions feature the work of a different illustrator. I'm talking about the illustrations from the 1960s. The difference between the older illustrations and the newer ones is the older ones feature a lot of cross-hatching. I imagine the older illustrations are still available, especially in a hardcover, but you'll need to search the net.) I don't know how he did it, but he got the facial expressions of Charlie's family and of Mike Teavea's father down perfectly. He also absorbed Dahl's sense of humor. The opening fifteen minutes or so, in which the winners of the golden tickets are announced one by one, really get Roald Dahl's sense of the ridiculous. I think Burton's addition of Wonka's childhood story fits well, although I'll agree that the way this is resolved is not completely in Dahl's spirit. Even in the resolution, however, Burton maintains sly humor. It is well-acted by everybody. I'd like to say that Julia Winter, who plays Veruca Salt, has turned in a truly well-observed comedic performance. Depp converts the novel's jaunty, precise Wonka into a quirky one, but it works well, because, as in the novel, Wonka's endearing traits contrast with the fact that he's a tyrant. Roald Dahl gets a rap for his cynicism, and this movie softens his message a bit. Dahl is a bit like Orwell. Both of them point out that man, given power, will exploit his fellow human beings. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY the movie is not quite as dark as the book. But it comes very, very close.


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Country:

UK | USA

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:

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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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