History Trivia / WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory

1st May '17 9:53:44 AM KoopaKid17
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** According to the film's director, the producers changed the title of the film not only to promote the Wonka candy brand, but also due to the UnfortunateImplications revolving around the name "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."[[labelnote:Explanation]]"Mister Charlie" is a slur used in black communities to refer to a white man in a position of power, and "chocolate" can easily be misconstrued as an insult to black people for obvious reasons. Thus, fear of offending African-American audiences became a big factor in altering the film's title, especially in light of the original novel containing several elements of ValuesDissonance (the naming of an Indian prince as "Pondicherry" and the original depictions of the Oompa-Loompahs as African pygmies).[[/labelnote]]

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** According to the film's director, the producers changed the title of the film not only to promote the Wonka candy brand, but also due to the UnfortunateImplications revolving around the name "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."[[labelnote:Explanation]]"Mister Charlie" "[[labelnote:Explanation]]"[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mister_Charlie Mister Charlie]]" is a slur used in black communities to refer to a white man in a position of power, and "chocolate" can easily be misconstrued as an insult to black people for obvious reasons. Thus, fear of offending African-American audiences became a big factor in altering the film's title, especially in light of the original novel containing several elements of ValuesDissonance (the naming of an Indian prince as "Pondicherry" and the original depictions of the Oompa-Loompahs as African pygmies).[[/labelnote]]
26th Apr '17 9:51:23 AM dsneybuf
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* InMemoriam: Freeform ran it in 2016 to pay tribute to Creator/GeneWilder who passed away that year.

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* InMemoriam: After Creator/GeneWilder's death, Freeform ran aired a special broadcast of the movie, and AMC brought it in 2016 and ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' back to pay tribute to Creator/GeneWilder who passed away that year.the big screen for a limited time.
7th Jan '17 1:36:08 PM Mario1995
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** 45th anniversary: The film's soundtrack was re-released on vinyl for the first time since 1971.

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** 45th anniversary: The film's soundtrack was re-released on vinyl for the first time since 1971.1980.
13th Dec '16 3:28:49 PM LtFedora
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** Violet's look of discomfort as a blueberry is not acted. Denise Nickerson was sandwiched between two halves of a styrofoam ball which took some forty minutes to get in to, meaning she couldn't get out of it for lunch. In addition, the costume was nearly as high as the Oompa-Loompa actors were tall, and she had to be rolled around a lot by them.

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** Violet's look of discomfort as a blueberry is not acted. Denise Nickerson was sandwiched between two halves of a styrofoam ball which took some forty minutes to get in to, meaning she couldn't get out of it for lunch. In addition, the costume was nearly as high wide as the Oompa-Loompa actors were tall, and she had to be rolled around a lot by them.them. According to Denise, the Oompa-Loompas "didn't have their blueberry driving license."
18th Nov '16 11:03:00 AM LtFedora
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: An inversion. Julie Dawn Cole actually hated chocolate, and was not a fan of filming the scene in which she scoops melted chocolate from one of the candy eggs.
14th Nov '16 11:08:44 AM LtFedora
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** Despite their onscreen animosity, Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) and Roy Kinnear (Mr. Salt) got along extremely well.
** The Wonka kids also got along well with each other, particularly Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole, and Denise Nickerson (see below).

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** Despite their onscreen animosity, Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) and came to view Roy Kinnear (Mr. Salt) got along extremely well.as a surrogate father.
** The Wonka kids also got along extremely well with each other, particularly Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole, and Denise Nickerson (see below).
13th Nov '16 7:12:06 AM LtFedora
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** The cast wasn't allowed to see the Chocolate Room set until the scene where they first emerge into the room was shot, so their reactions are genuine.

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** The cast wasn't allowed to see the Chocolate Room set until the scene where they first emerge into the room was shot, so their reactions are genuine. Likewise, the Inventing Room was also off-limits to the cast before filming.



** The Inventing Room was also off-limits to the cast before filming, in order to capture their reactions.
1st Nov '16 2:09:25 PM LtFedora
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** The Wonka kids also got along well, particularly Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole, and Denise Nickerson (see below).

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** The Wonka kids also got along well, well with each other, particularly Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole, and Denise Nickerson (see below).
29th Oct '16 2:50:34 PM Anddrix
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor:

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29th Oct '16 2:40:06 PM LtFedora
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** According to Paris Themmen, the "educated eggdicator" line was thrown in by Jack Albertson.
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