Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


1h 55m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Young Charlie Bucket and his Grandpa Joe join a small group of contest winners who get to tour the magical and mysterious factory of eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka. Aided by his diminutive Oompa Loompa workers, Wonka has a hidden motivation for the tour, one that he will reveal only after the children in the group show their true colors.

Film Details

Also Known As
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Charlie et la chocolaterie, Kalle och chokladfabriken, Sjakie en de Chocoladefabriek, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
MPAA Rating
Genre
Adaptation
Adventure
Family
Fantasy
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

Most nights in the Bucket home, dinner is a watered-down bowl of cabbage soup, which young Charlie gladly shares with his mother and father and both pairs of grandparents. Every night, the last thing Charlie sees from his window is Willy Wonka's great factory, and he drifts off to sleep dreaming about what might be inside. For nearly fifteen years, no one has seen a single worker going in or coming out of the factory, or caught a glimpse of Wonka himself, yet, great quantities of chocolate are still being made and shipped all over the world. One day Willy Wonka makes a momentous announcement. He will open his famous factory and reveal "all of its secrets and magic" to five lucky children who find golden tickets hidden inside five randomly selected Wonka chocolate bars. Nothing would make Charlie's family happier than to see him win but the odds are very much against him as they can only afford to buy one chocolate bar a year, for his birthday. One by one, news breaks around the world about the children finding golden tickets and Charlie's hope grows dimmer. But then, something wonderful happens. Charlie finds some money on the snowy street and takes it to the nearest store for a Wonka Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight. There, under the wrapper is a flash of gold. It's the last ticket. Charlie is going to the factory! The family decides that Grandpa Joe, who used to work in the factory, should be the one to accompany Charlie on this adventure. Once inside, Charlie is dazzled by one amazing sight after another. Wondrous gleaming contraptions of Wonka's own invention churn, pop, and whistle, crews of merry Oompa-Loompas mine mountains of fudge beside a frothy chocolate waterfall, a hundred trained squirrels on a hundred tiny stools shell nuts for chocolate bars, and Wonka himself pilots an impossible glass elevator that rockets every which way you can think of through the fantastic factory. Almost as intriguing as his fanciful inventions is Willy Wonka. He thinks about nothing but candy--except, every once in a while, when he seems to be thinking about something that happened long ago, that he can't quite talk about. Meanwhile, the other children prove to be a rotten bunch, and one by one, their greedy personalities lead them into all kinds of trouble that force them off the tour. When only Charlie is left, Willie Wonka reveals the final secret, the absolute grandest prize of all: the keys to the factory itself.

Crew

Alexander Abadzis

Coordinator

Bill Abbott

Music Editor

Vincent Abbott

Animatronics

Steve Adamson

Painter

Rene Adefarasin

Assistant Camera

Betty Ainslie

Accounting Assistant

Nicolas Aithadi

Cg Supervisor

Brian Aldridge

Props

Michael Alexander

Animal Trainer

Paul Alexiou

Visual Effects Editor

David Allday

Art Director

Carolyn Allen

Tutor

Harriette Allen

Assistant

Rob Allen

Construction

Laya Armian

Visual Effects

Joe Arnold

3-D Artist

Rosie Ashforth

Animator

Kenny Atherfold

Key Grip

Nicholas Atkinson

Visual Effects

Jonathan Attenborough

Cgi Artist

Fran├žois Audovy

Art Director

John August

Screenplay

John August

Music Lyrics

Philip Babbage

Animatronics

Ken Bacon

Propman

Natasha Bailey

Animatronics

Dimitri Bakalov

3-D Artist

Carla Baker

Assistant

Carla Baker

Modelmaker

Christopher Baker

Concept Artist

Richard W. Baker

Digital Effects Artist

Peter Baldwin

Cgi Artist

Vicky Ball

Modelmaker

Ravi Bansal

Concept Artist

Craig Bardsley

Animator

Giacomo Bargellesi

Digital Effects Artist

Celia Barnett

Researcher

Claire Louise Barnett

Painter

Judy Barr

Rotoscope Animator

Angela Barson

Compositing Supervisor

Steve Bartek

Original Music

Nick Bartlett

Painter

Keziah Barton-white

Script Supervisor

Vanessa Bastyan

Animatronics

Lolly Batty

Sculptor

Sebastien Beaulieu

3-D Artist

Lyse Beck

Digital Effects Artist

Susanne Becker

Digital Effects Artist

Graham Bell

Motion Control

Otis A Bell

Plasterer

Jonny Benson

Assistant Director

Bruce Berman

Executive Producer

Brenda Berrisford

Assistant

Mark Beverton

Modelmaker

Hitesh Bharadia

3-D Artist

Alice Biddle

Illustrator

Paul Birkett

Rotoscope Animator

Karen Birtchnell

Accounting Assistant

Doug Bishop

Modelmaker

Tom Blake

Animatronics

Gary Blowfield

Motion Control

Brendan Body

Animator

Steve Boeddeker

Sound Designer

Roger Bolton

Digital Effects Artist

Joseph C Bond

Assistant Editor

William Booker

Assistant Director

Andrea Borland

Illustrator

John Botton

Props

Christian Bourne

Boom Operator

Matthew Bovington

Accounting Assistant

Alexandra Bowers

Modelmaker

Jennifer Bowes

Modelmaker

Christopher Bradshaw

Modelmaker

Christopher Bradshaw

Assistant

Flora Brancatella

Assistant Costume Designer

Jessica Braun

Layout Artist

Neil Bristow

Modelmaker

Andre Brizzard

Digital Effects Artist

Ben Broadbridge

Assistant

Sarah Brook

Accounting Assistant

Steve Brookesmith

Motion Control

Abi Brotherton

Makeup Artist

Max Brown

Special Effects Technician

Sebastian Brown

Modelmaker

Katie Buckley

Costumes

Dean Budd

Painter

Andy Bull

Motion Control

Andy Bunce

Special Effects Technician

Inez Bunclark

Modelmaker

Simon Bunker

3-D Artist

Colin Burgess

Props

Danny Burke

Art Assistant

Graham Burke

Executive Producer

Dan Burnett

Animatronics

Julie Burnham

Medic

Cathy Burzack

Makeup Artist

William Bush

Plasterer

Greg Butler

Cg Supervisor

Julian Butterfield

Special Effects Technician

Luke Cairns

Assistant

Julian Caldow

Concept Artist

Dirk Callaerts

Motion Control

Neal Callow

Art Director

Neal Callow

Illustrator

Mark Campion

Special Effects Technician

Sabrina Canale

Costumes

Nick Cannon

Software Engineer

Martin Cantwell

Sound Effects Editor

Jordi Cardus

Cgi Artist

Anthony Caron-delion

Assistant Art Director

Lucy Carracado

Assistant

Thomas Carrick

Layout Artist

Ann Cartwright

Animatronics

Federico Cascinelli

Animator

Chas Cash

3-D Artist

Joe Cassar

Carpenter

Tim Catchpole

Digital Effects Artist

Ulrika Celsing

Assistant

Frederic Cervini

Cgi Artist

Martin Chamney

Digital Effects Artist

Andrew Chapman

Cgi Artist

Marty Cherrix

Casting

Chloe Chesterton

Assistant Director

Charlotte Child

Wardrobe Dresser

Helen Christie

Animatronics

David Churchyard

Assistant

Nikki Clapp

Script Supervisor

Pete Clark

Modelmaker

Chris Clarke

Modelmaker

Vincent Clarke

Modelmaker

Isabel Cody

Modelmaker

Gary Cohen

Special Effects Technician

Karen Cohen

Makeup Artist

Viola Colditz

Modelmaker

Hayley Collins

Rotoscope Animator

Ryan Conder

Special Effects Technician

Grant Connor

2-D Artist

Sean Connor

Camera Focus Puller

John Conroy

Assistant Camera

Sam Conway

Special Effects Technician

Martin Cook

Modelmaker

Steven Cook

Plasterer

Andrew D Cooke

Unit Manager

Laurent Cordier

3-D Artist

Maria Cork

Animatronics

Vincent Cosson

Sound

Steve Costello

Gaffer

Alfonso Cottier

Rotoscope Animator

Siobhan Coughlin

Stunt Performer

Alexandra Coxon

Modelmaker

Brenda Coxon

Modelmaker

David Cronnelly

Stunt Performer

Tyson Cross

3-D Artist

Allan B Croucher

Modelmaker

Steve Cullingford

Layout Artist

Tony Currie

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Mike Cussack

Animator

Matthew D'angibau

Motion Control

Liccy Dahl

Executive Producer

Roald Dahl

Music Lyrics

Roald Dahl

Source Material

Casey Dame

Visual Effects

David Darby

Animatronics

Julie Dartnell

Makeup Artist

Haslina Dasley

Cgi Artist

Nick Daubeny

Location Manager

Mark Daubney

Props

John Davey

Painter

Esther Davis

Tutor

Luan Davis

Rotoscope Animator

Neil Davis

Special Effects Technician

Nick Davis

Modelmaker

Nick Davis

Visual Effects Supervisor

Tony Dawe

Sound Mixer

Keith Dawson

Special Effects Technician

Michael Dawson

Special Effects Supervisor

Robert Dawson

Main Title Design

Daniela De Vecchi

Animatronics

Gemma De Vecchi

Animatronics

Gardner Deaguiar

Song

Russell Delaney

Construction

Philippe Delestre

Painter

Merche Delgado

3-D Artist

Christi Dembrowski

Assistant

Stephen Deuters

Assistant

Ciaran Devine

Cgi Artist

Peter Devlin

Transportation Captain

Carlos Alberto Deyarza

Song

Candace Di Talamo

Cgi Artist

Stuart Digby

Special Effects Technician

Paul Dimmer

Special Effects Technician

Deborah Maxwell Dion

Casting Associate

Ben Dixon

Assistant Director

Yann Doray

Visual Effects

Gary Dormer

Rigging Electrician

Jim Dowdall

Stunt Coordinator

Kerry Downing

Visual Effects Editor

Peter Doyle

Colorist

Anthony Driver

Propman

Stefan Drury

Visual Effects

Film Details

Also Known As
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Charlie et la chocolaterie, Kalle och chokladfabriken, Sjakie en de Chocoladefabriek, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
MPAA Rating
Genre
Adaptation
Adventure
Family
Fantasy
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Award Nominations

Best Costume Design

2005

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States February 2007

Released in United States on Video November 8, 2005

Released in United States Summer July 15, 2005

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Eat, Drink, See Movies) February 8-18, 2007.

Actors formerly mentioned in the running to portray Willy Wonka included Michael Keaton, Nicolas Cage and Christopher Walken.

Gary Ross and Rob Minkoff were both previously attached to direct.

Warner Bros. began developing the remake in 1991, and acquired the rights in 1998 from the Dahl family.

All of the Oompa-Loompas will be played by one man, Deep Roy, who costarred in Burton's "Big Fish." Roy's performance will be reproduced through various movie tricks to create a mass of similar-looking factory workers.

Released in United States February 2007 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Eat, Drink, See Movies) February 8-18, 2007.)

Released in United States Summer July 15, 2005

Released in United States on Video November 8, 2005

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