Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Overview

Director Tim Burton brings his unique vision and sensibility to Roald Dahl's classic children's story in this lavish screen interpretation. Willy Wonka Johnny Depp is the secretive and wildly imaginative man behind the world's most celebrated candy company, and while the Wonka factory is famously closed to visitors, the reclusive candy man decides to give five lucky children a chance to see the inside of his operation by placing "golden tickets" in five randomly selected chocolate bars. Charlie Bucket Freddie ...
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Overview

Director Tim Burton brings his unique vision and sensibility to Roald Dahl's classic children's story in this lavish screen interpretation. Willy Wonka Johnny Depp is the secretive and wildly imaginative man behind the world's most celebrated candy company, and while the Wonka factory is famously closed to visitors, the reclusive candy man decides to give five lucky children a chance to see the inside of his operation by placing "golden tickets" in five randomly selected chocolate bars. Charlie Bucket Freddie Highmore, whose poor but loving family lives literally in the shadow of the Wonka factory, is lucky enough to obtain one of the tickets, and Charlie, escorted by his Grandpa Joe David Kelly, is in for the ride of a lifetime as he tours the strange and remarkable world of Wonka with fellow winners, media-obsessed Mike Teavee Jordan Fry, harsh and greedy Veruca Salt Julia Winter, gluttonous Augustus Gloop Philip Wiegratz, and ultra-competitive Violet Beauregarde AnnaSophia Robb. Over the course of the day, some of the children will learn difficult lessons about themselves, and one will go on to become Wonka's new right hand. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory also stars Christopher Lee, James Fox, and Noah Taylor; the book was famously adapted to the screen before in 1971 under the title Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, with Gene Wilder as the eccentric candy tycoon.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Becoming Oopma-Loompa: How they turned one man into hundreds of Ooompa-Loompas!; Oompa-Loompa Dance; Theatrical trailer; Languages & Subtitles: English, Français (Dubbed in Quebec( & Español (Feature film only)
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
There was trepidation in cinema circles when quirky filmmaker Tim Burton announced that he intended to adapt Roald Dahl’s charming children’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, especially among fans of Mel Stuart’s 1971 take on the text, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. But that trepidation turned to intense, even feverish anticipation once it was revealed that longtime Burton collaborator Johnny Depp would play the eccentric chocolatier. Happily, the resulting film is an absolute joy from first frame to last. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has its dark moments, just as one would expect in a Burton adaptation of Dahl; yet the movie’s brilliant design and execution grounds it much more in the fantasy realm than within black comedy. Depp’s characterization of Wonka as socially maladjusted and delightfully daft accounts for much of Charlie's effectiveness, and he gets solid support from a well-chosen supporting cast. His youthful costar from Finding Neverland, Freddie Highmore, is letter-perfect as Charlie, the impoverished but good-hearted lad who wins a tour of Wonka’s fabled factory after finding one of five golden tickets packaged in candy bars. The boy brings along his aged but excited grandfather David Kelly and experiences all the technological marvels Willy Wonka has developed over the years. Burton presents those marvels with the visual flourish we’ve come to expect: He is a gifted artist whose technicians bring his designs to life with uncanny skill and coordination. The factory is a child’s paradise, a cornucopia of confectionary delights manufactured in a manner so complex as to make Rube Goldberg blush. The film’s episodic plot structure allows for frequent musical transitions: Working, as usual, with composer Danny Elfman, Burton stages these in the fashion of Busby Berkeley production numbers peopled by Wonka’s diminutive employees, the Oompa-Loompas all played by Indian actor Deep Roy, whose countenance and movements are multiplied a hundredfold by computer animation. Although Burton has rarely exhibited much grasp of simple, sincere human emotions, he invests Charlie with genuine feeling and powerfully conveys a pro-family message that makes this movie one that can -- and should -- be enjoyed by parents and children together.
All Movie Guide
Charismatic and visually stunning, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a bizarre and funny take on this well-known and well-loved morality tale. While the film is an adaptation of the book by Roald Dahl, it remains difficult to avoid comparing it to the 1971 film by Mel Stuart, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. This more recent adaptation was not meant to be connected to the story's earlier incarnation, however, and that may be problematic for fans who are looking for Gene Wilder's coy interpretation of the eccentric candy man. Johnny Depp makes his Willy Wonka less of a slyly charming eccentric and more of a true-to-life shut-in--with a healthy shot of cartoonish fun thrown into the mix. Depp's Willy Wonka isn't a quick-witted father figure with a good-natured plan to teach a lesson to naughty children; he's genuinely shocked and disgusted by the behavior of these greedy youngsters and their maligned parents. His fantastic characterization and charm overpower the absurd comparisons to Michael Jackson, not least because his Wonka doesn't even seem to particularly like kids. Freddie Highmore's performance as Charlie is a breath of fresh air in child-acting, as he remains the only good-hearted kid of the bunch without so much as approaching saccharine. And of course, some mention must be made of Tim Burton's genius take on the Oompa Loompa(s): how many times the awesome Deep Roy had to shoot each scene to create his many alter-egos, we may never know. All these well balanced parts fit together for a compelling story that balances the viewer's need both for dry, unforgiving humor and for childish wonder and hope. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is not nearly as suitable for children as its predecessor--the scene in which Veruca Salt is pinned to the floor Gulliver's Travels-style by a group of angry squirrels would be terrifying to a small child. This isn't a strike against the film, however, as this isn't so much a children's movie that's enjoyable to adults, but rather an adult film that will be loved by children. Even actual fans of the book should be delighted as the movie, above all, achieves the bizarre, otherworldly quality of Roald Dahl's work, seducing even the most jaded and corrupt grown-ups to its message with laughter, fantasy and awe.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2005
  • UPC: 012569593374
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,890

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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
Julia Winter Veruca Salt
Jordan Fry Mike Teavee
Philip Wiegratz Augustus Gloop
Blair Dunlop Little Willy Wonka
Geoffrey Holder Voice Only
Liz Smith Grandma Georgina
Eileen Essell Grandma Josephine
David Morris Grandpa George
Nitin Chandra Ganatra Prince Pondicherry
Shelley Conn Princess Pondicherry
Chris Cresswell Prodnose
Phil Philmar Slugworth
Tony Kirwood Finckelgruber
Todd Boyce TV Reporter
Nayef Rashed Moroccan Market Vendor
Menis Yousry Moroccan Market Trader
Harry Taylor Mr. Gloop
Hubertus Geller German Reporter
Francesca Hunt Mrs. Salt
Garick Hagon Denver Reporter
Kevin Eldon Man With Dog
Mark Heap Man With Dog
Roger Frost Tall Man
Oscar James Shopkeeper
Colette Appleby Customer in Shop
Debora Weston Woman in Shop
Annette Badland Jolly Woman
Stephen Hope-Wynne Museum Guard
Danny Elfman Singer
Rick Wentworth Conductor
Technical Credits
Tim Burton Director
David Allday Art Director
Rosie Ashforth Animator
François Audouy Art Director
John August Screenwriter
Craig Bardsley Animator
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Brendan Body Animator
Steve Boeddeker Sound/Sound Designer
William Booker Asst. Director
Abi Brotherton Makeup
Graham Burke Executive Producer
Cathy Burzack Makeup
Federico Cascinelli Animator
Karen Cohen Makeup
Siobhan Coughlan Stunts
David Cronnelly Stunts
Mike Cussack Animator
Felicity Dahl Executive Producer
Julie Dartnell Makeup
Danny Elfman Score Composer
Ricky English Stunts
Susie Figgis Casting
Katterli A. Frauenfelder Asst. Director, Co-producer
Derek Frey Associate Producer
Matt Gray Art Director
Brad Grey Producer
Cecily Fay Harris Stunts
Sean Haworth Art Director
Eunice Huthart Stunts
Francesca Jaynes Choreography
Ian Kay Stunts
Chris Lebenzon Editor
James Lewis Art Director
Tina Maskell Stunts
Patrick McCormick Executive Producer
Alex McDowell Production Designer
Vince McGahon Camera Operator
John Munro Makeup
Andrew Nicholson Art Director
Neal Norton Cinematographer
Peter Owen Makeup
John Palmer Camera Operator
Maurizio Parimbelli Animator
Craig Penn Animator
Gabriella Pescucci Costumes/Costume Designer
Poster Pictures Consultant/advisor
Andres Puente Animator
Carol Robinson Makeup
Philippe Rousselot Cinematographer
Michael Siegel Executive Producer
Gareth Tandy Asst. Director
Julie Thom Makeup
Nathalie Tissier Makeup
Mathieu Vig Animator
Rachel Ward Animator
Des Whelan Camera Operator
Joss Williams Special Effects Supervisor
Leonard Woodcock Stunts
Tim Wooster Camera Operator
Steen Young Stunts
Richard D. Zanuck Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Charlie and the Choclate Factory
1. Candy-Coated Credits [4:13]
2. Years Ago [3:40]
3. Chocolate Palace [1:59]
4. It's a Mystery [3:38]
5. Golden Ticket Maia [3:13]
6. Augustus Gloop and Veruca Salt [3:06]
7. Birthday Boy [2:08]
8. Violet Beauregarde and Mike Teavee [2:48]
9. A Setback and a Fling [2:48]
10. Finding Gold [3:47]
11. Are You a Dummy? [1:37]
12. Really Willy Wonka [5:01]
13. Let's Be Friends [2:20]
14. Everything's Eatable [3:51]
15. Loompaland [2:41]
16. Clog and Song: Augustus Gloop [1:16]
17. Pink Sugar Boat [5:49]
18. Dr. Wilbur Wonka [2:29]
19. Chocolate River Rapids [2:29]
20. Turning Violet [2:11]
21. Song: Violet Beauregarde [5:55]
22. First Candy Flashback [2:23]
23. Squirrels and Bad Nuts [2:00]
24. Song: Veruca Salt [5:15]
25. Glass Elevator Flashback [2:55]
26. Chocolate Transmission [3:39]
27. Song: Mike Teavee [4:13]
28. Up and Out [5:09]
29. Winner's Choice [3:29]
30. Charlie's Advice [4:15]
31. Something Even Better [3:13]
32. End Credits [4:28]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Charlie and the Choclate Factory
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   Scenes
   Features
      Becoming Oompa-Loompa
      Oompa-Loompa Dance
         Learn
            Dance 1
            Dance 2
            Dance Forever
         Play
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English 5.1 Ex
         Français 5.1 Ex (Doublé au Québec)
         Español 5.1 Ex
      Subtitles
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: Français
         Subtitles: Español
         Subtitles: Off
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

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    You wouldn't think a remake of this movie would be very good bec

    You wouldn't think a remake of this movie would be very good because how good the original movie was. But this movie was fantastic! Its like watching the original just more up to date. Tim Burton couldn't have done a better job with the sets, music, or cast! Please, you have to purchase this movie. It won't be wasting your money! The kids will love it and so will the adults. Yes this movie was made in 2005 so its 7 years old, but is still soooooo good! Just buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Incredible

    Burton outdoes himself and the original with this adaptation. The music is amazing, the sets are incredible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Do you other reviewers even know who tim burton is?

    im tired of all these reviewers talking about how "creepy" this movie was. have any of you ever seen any of tim burtons movie? and the reference from one horrible woman saying that the scene with "homosexuals walking their dogs" was not "family fun" was ignorant and absolutely nauseating to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love this hilarious family story to enjoy!!!!!!

    I liked Charlie&the chocolate factory only because I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE CHOCOLATE! I thought that it was a hilarious family film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Better than I ever expected!

    I adored this film! It was hilarious and kept me laughing ever five minutes! Johnny Depp is the perfect Willy Wonka! He is funny, amusing, and all around an enjoyable man to watch on the big screen. This movie was definitely directed with a family in mind. I do like the original, but this movie wasn't a remake of the first, it's just a man deciding that he wants to make a movie and saying, 'Hey? Why not make a movie on Willy Wonka?' Terrific movie! It's five stars from me are well earned.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good but.....

    this movie is the best adaptation of dahl's text.accept for the flashbacks and the ending but everything else is GOLD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bettter than the original

    Although it's certainly darker and with a more sinister tone than the original movie on which it is based, I think this Burton/Depp version is superior. And, believe me, I usually pan remakes. Depp's Wonka is a treat just to watch. And I don't miss that sappy "Candyman"-Anthony Newley music from the original either.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing!!!

    wounderfull!!! I loved this movie. I read the book and the sequal and loved them. Carlie and the chocolate factory fills your heart with laughs fun and most importent. CHOCOLATE!!!! please see this movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful work

    Thank you Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. They and the rest of the cast did a wonderful job with this movie. I'm almost 60 and my husband I loved the movie. It charming and fun. We watched with smiles on our faces and warmth in our hearts. It's a must see for children. They'll have an opportunity to learn something about family and their attitudes toward things.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Burton and Depp Strike Again

    Another piece of Johnny depp and Tim Burton's mind have been added to the puzzle. Between the facial expressions of depp and the new and more crude outlook on the story by Burton, this movie invites you into the minds of a pair that think outside of a whole 'nother box entirly. Roahl Dahl would be very pleased to know that his story is still being told in a sense that is as creative as he was. Johnny Depp took a risk when he accepted the role, and he took wonka onto a whole new level, he has yet to let me down. I hope to see many more outstanding films frome this odd pair.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Be sure you know the version you are buying

    I found this movie entertaining with great special effects which caters to the imagination. However, I give this DVD (both versions) one-star because..."shame on the studio" for putting out two versions to trick the buyers. This version has two discs which is the one I wanted. I bought the one-disc version and did not know there was two versions. I only listened to the ad on TV which made absolutely no distinction to two versions. The two disc version has the extras about the squirrels, the one-disc version does not. So buyers beware and be sure you are buying the version you want.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not for Young Children

    Johnny Depp's portrayal of Willy Wonka is a disgrace. This once-beloved character has been turned into a psychotic, parent-hating, extremely juvenile, WEIRDO. My young daughter has had nightmares about "little squirrels" EVERY NIGHT since seeing this film over the summer. In this version of the film, squirrels attack Veruca Salt and throw her into a hole. Finally, a brief, yet totally unnecessary, scene of two homosexuals walking their dog is a part of this so-called "family film". I am extremely disappointed in this remake. It really could have been done in a much better way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    perfect in every way

    The origonal book and movie are clasics in ther own right. However, though I appreciate them, I was never peticularly satisfied with the origonals. And I found the movie eerie in its uneerieness. This new version by tm burton with the billiant jonny depp was perfect in every way. My hat oes off to jonney depp in going out on a limb and making a willy wonka that is cold and funny at the same time. And my hat goes off to tim burton for fixin the major flaw in the book, the ending. This new ending not only leves the audience more satisfied but it adds a little something to the theme that you never got wth the origonals. Plus this new version is so vsually great you can't tear your eyes away from the screen. It was a load of laughs and just a great movie for the whole family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie is a must-see

    Very impressive movie for any fan of Depp and Burton. Funny, enthralling, whimsical, weird, great family flick. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    This movie was simply amazing. Johnny Depp and Tim Burton hit it big yet again with this movie. The characters are wonderful. Depp really brought Wonka to life. The boy that played Charlie did a supurb job. All the characters were astounding. I loved the way that Burton put in the background story about Wonka. I thought that it was a brilliant idea to try to explain why Wonka is the way he is. Christopher Lee as Wonka's dad was perfect. Everyone was perfectly cast for their parts. I highly praise this movie as a work of sheer genius.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You can't really dislike this movie

    This movie was a real joy to watch. I have seen the original version and thought this movie was up to that level. This movie brings the old version and puts on a new twist with many addictional scenes. The thing I noticed about this movie was how good it was played out. There were several clever scenes that made it stay fresh. The oompa loompa's in this movie are all played by the same person. These characters have some really neat songs that go good with the stoyline. It was really quite creative on how Tim Burton approached this movie. He was able to remake a classic novel with new things added. These really seem to keep the story line fresh for people who have seen the older version many times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory RULES!!

    Never before have I seen such a remarkable motion picture. I laughed all the way through the movie. I loved it and wanted the DVD as soon as it came out to public

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Depp Strikes it Rich

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was simply the top film of 2005. Johnny Depp delved into the role of Willy Wonka and played it perfectly. The 2005 version beats down the 1971 original with Gene Wilder. No disrespect at all towards the original movie, but Depp and Burton just did better. The sets were spectacular, the cinematography was marvelous, and the acting topped everything. Better wake up Mr. Oscar and give him a Golden Ticket.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Worth Seeing

    This movie is awesome. Its visually breathtaking and the score (Danny Elfman, of course) is wonderful. Johnny Depp's acting is a bit two-dimensional, and his story is a bit dull, but its worth it to watch great performances from the children, Charlies family, and of course the Oompa Loompas (all played by the same person). Another great film by Tim Burton.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Burton and Depp, What Have You Done?

    I loved the original Roald Dahl book, as well the original film version, "Willy Wonka and the Chocalate Factory". But I must say, I was hugely disappointed by this version. Johnny Depp is no Gene Wilder and although this Charlie is very cute and sweet (no pun intended), he's a little too perfect for his own good. The children and parents here are more creepy than funny. The incidents they fall into feel more like cruel traps rather than silly detours. Plus, The Oompa - Loompas are unimaginative and bland. And the story of Willy Wonka's childhood is totally unnecessary and completely changes the story. But the thing that disgusts me most is the things Tim Burton put in this picture. Puppets that look like corpses when they melt? Graphic referances to "Psycho"? Opening titles that are spooky rather than whimsical? A cold Willy Wonka? What was Tim Burton thinking, putting stuff like that in a kid's movie?! Word to the wise: if you want family - friendly movie magic, avoid this picture and watch the original. Please!

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