History Trivia / WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory

4th Aug '17 2:30:08 AM OlfinBedwere
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BeamMeUpScotty: Creator/GeneWilder says "Good day, sir!" and "I said 'Good day'!" but never "I said 'Good day, sir!'"

to:

* BeamMeUpScotty: Creator/GeneWilder says "Good day, sir!" and "I said 'Good day'!" but never "I said 'Good day, sir!'"sir!'" Similarly, his quote while Augustus is trapped in the pipe is "The suspense is terrible. I hope it'll last." rather than "The suspense is terrible. I hope it lasts."
26th Jul '17 7:16:46 PM BeastC
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Blooper}}: During the "The Candy Man" number, you can see a kid getting thwacked in the chin by the counter the shopkeeper opens.



* BreakawayPopHit: For several years, the opening number "The Candy Man" was better known than the film when it was CoveredUp by Music/SammyDavisJr, but as the movie became VindicatedByCable, the cover version slowly became dismissed as kitsch. The Davis version has found use as a jingle/theme by Chris Evans on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast programme. In the mid-to-late-'70s and early-'80s [[RepurposedPopSong it became better known as a jingle for M&M candies in the US]], leading to Zedd and Aloe Blacc rewriting the song in 2016 for the candy's 75th anniversary.

to:

* BreakawayPopHit: For several years, the opening number "The Candy Man" was better known than the film when it was CoveredUp by Music/SammyDavisJr, but as the movie became VindicatedByCable, the cover version slowly became dismissed as kitsch. The Davis version has found use as a jingle/theme by Chris Evans Radio/ChrisEvans on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast programme. In the mid-to-late-'70s and early-'80s [[RepurposedPopSong it became better known as a jingle for M&M candies in the US]], leading to Zedd and Aloe Blacc rewriting the song in 2016 for the candy's 75th anniversary.
20th Jul '17 10:43:22 AM ClintEastwood
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: From the dated special effects to some of the slang used to the technology and pop culture depicted (with a fair amount of psychedelic surrealism thrown in) the film certainly evokes its 1971 origins. Lampshaded in the DVDCommentary, watching the psychedelic Scanimate effects during a segment of an Oompa-Loompa song:
-->'''Denise Nickerson''': "C'mon, that was pretty good for 1971!"
-->'''Paris Themmen''': *deadpan monotone* "I'm freakin' out."
19th Jun '17 1:46:53 PM FromtheWordsofBR
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* VindicatedByCable: The film was a failure at the box office, but has become a classic in the years since.

to:

* VindicatedByCable: The film was a failure at the box office, but has become a classic in the years since.since thanks to repeats on cable.
8th Jun '17 6:29:24 PM Green_lantern40
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AdoredByTheNetwork: Since the TurnOfTheMillennium, [[{{Creator/ABCFamily}} Freeform]] frequently runs this film as part of their weekend lineups, especially around holiday periods. Until the HBO networks reclaimed the TV rights to the [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 adaptation of its source novel]] in 2014, Freeform loved running ''both'' versions as a double feature!

to:

* AdoredByTheNetwork: Since the TurnOfTheMillennium, [[{{Creator/ABCFamily}} Freeform]] their days as ABC Family, Creator/{{Freeform}} have frequently runs run this film as part of their weekend lineups, especially around holiday periods. Until the HBO networks reclaimed the TV rights to the [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 adaptation of its source novel]] in 2014, Freeform ABC Family loved running ''both'' versions as a double feature!



* BreakawayPopHit: For several years, the opening number "The Candy Man" was better known than the film when it was CoveredUp by Music/SammyDavisJr, but as the movie became VindicatedByCable, the cover version slowly became dismissed as kitsch. The Davis version has found use as a jingle/theme by Chris Evans on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast programme. In the mid-to-late-'70s and early-'80s [[RepurposedPopSong it became better known as a jingle for M&M candies in the US]], which Zedd and Aloe Blacc rewrote in 2016 for the candy's 75th anniversary.

to:

* BreakawayPopHit: For several years, the opening number "The Candy Man" was better known than the film when it was CoveredUp by Music/SammyDavisJr, but as the movie became VindicatedByCable, the cover version slowly became dismissed as kitsch. The Davis version has found use as a jingle/theme by Chris Evans on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast programme. In the mid-to-late-'70s and early-'80s [[RepurposedPopSong it became better known as a jingle for M&M candies in the US]], which leading to Zedd and Aloe Blacc rewrote rewriting the song in 2016 for the candy's 75th anniversary.
8th Jun '17 2:37:45 PM LtFedora
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The factory scenes were (mostly) filmed in sequence. Once their respective downfall was filmed, the kids went home, which reinforced the dwindling party mentality amongst the actors. However, Denise Nickerson's shoe broke shortly before filming the blueberry scene, and a replacement had to be flown in from New York, causing them to switch Violet and Veruca's final scenes.
1st May '17 9:53:44 AM KoopaKid17
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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]]

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* InMemoriam: Freeform ran it in 2016 to pay tribute to Creator/GeneWilder who passed away that year.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 45th anniversary: The film's soundtrack was re-released on vinyl for the first time since 1971.

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.

to:

** 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."
This list shows the last 10 events of 102. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Trivia.WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory