History Trivia / WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory

12th Apr '16 6:02:42 AM GothicProphet
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** Creator/RoaldDahl reportedly wanted Creator/SpikeMilligan to play the part of Willy Wonka. The fact that Milligan was not cast as Wonka was allegedly one of the reasons Dahl refused to allow ''Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator'' to be made into a movie, even writing that decision into his will. (Dahl also would have been happy with Creator/PeterSellers, but Milligan was his first choice.)

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** Creator/RoaldDahl reportedly wanted Creator/SpikeMilligan to play the part of Willy Wonka. The fact that Milligan was not cast as Wonka was allegedly one of the reasons Dahl refused to allow ''Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator'' to be made into a movie, even writing that decision into his will. (Dahl also would have been happy with Creator/PeterSellers, but Milligan was his first choice.))
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24th Dec '15 2:41:37 PM KoopaKid17
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* AcclaimedFlop: The movie received positive reviews from critics but was a disappointment at the box office. It has since gained a bigger audience through television airings and home video releases.
3rd Dec '15 10:25:02 AM twilicorn
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* BreakawayPopHit: A temporary case. For a little while, the opening number "The Candy Man" was better known than the film when it became a big hit for Sammy Davis, Jr., but as the movie became VindicatedByCable, the cover version slowly became dismissed as kitsch. The Sammy Davis, Jr. 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 it became better known as a jingle for M&M candies in the US.

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* BreakawayPopHit: A temporary case. For a little while, several years, the opening number "The Candy Man" was better known than the film when it became a big hit for Sammy Davis, Jr., was CoveredUp by Music/SammyDavisJr, but as the movie became VindicatedByCable, the cover version slowly became dismissed as kitsch. The Sammy Davis, Jr. 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.US]].
1st Sep '15 7:28:56 PM Kytseo
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* {{Defictionalization}}: While they look nothing like they do in the film, there actually is a line of Jawbreakers called Everlasting Gobstoppers.

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* {{Defictionalization}}: While they look nothing like they do in the film, [[http://smile.amazon.com/Gobstopper-24-1-77-Oz-Boxes/dp/B0017OX0HS/ref=sr_1_3?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1441160849&sr=8-3&keywords=Everlasting+Gobstoppers there actually is a line of Jawbreakers called are real life Everlasting Gobstoppers.Gobstoppers]]. Appropriately enough, they're basically Gobstoppers (otherwise known as Jawbreakers)
1st Sep '15 7:25:53 PM Kytseo
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* {{Defictionalization}}: While they look nothing like they do in the film, there actually is a line of Jawbreakers called Everlasting Gobstoppers.
23rd Jun '15 4:54:03 PM Schroeder1174
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*** In a somewhat related note, 2011 saw the release of ''[[http://www.bearmanormedia.com/i-want-it-now-by-julie-dawn-cole-with-michael-esslinger?search=julie%20dawn%20cole I Want It Now!]]'', Julie Dawn Cole's memoirs, featuring, in-depth, a first-hand recollection of her experiences filming ''Willy Wonka'', as well as the subsequent reunions and commemorations of the movie over the years, with plenty of rare photos taken during the movie's production. As of 2015, she is the first and only "Wonka kid" to have published any recollections of making the film.



** Creator/RoaldDahl reportedly wanted Creator/SpikeMilligan to play the part of Willy Wonka. The fact that Milligan was not cast as Wonka was allegedly one of the reasons Dahl refused to allow ''Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator'' to be made into a movie, even writing that decision into his will. (Dahl also would have been happy with Creator/PeterSellers, but Milligan was his first choice.)

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** Creator/RoaldDahl reportedly wanted Creator/SpikeMilligan to play the part of Willy Wonka. The fact that Milligan was not cast as Wonka was allegedly one of the reasons Dahl refused to allow ''Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator'' to be made into a movie, even writing that decision into his will. (Dahl also would have been happy with Creator/PeterSellers, but Milligan was his first choice.)
16th Jun '15 9:33:07 PM harryhenry
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* DisownedAdaptation: By most accounts Roald Dahl hated the finished film to the point where he refused to allow a movie of [[Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator its sequel]] to be made and wouldn't release movie rights to his other children's novels for more than 15 years. Some of it was due to the casting of Gene Wilder -- Dahl insisted that Creator/SpikeMilligan should have been cast in the role -- and some of it owed to the extensive rewrites his screenplay received without his foreknowledge.
* EditedForSyndication: Mrs. Bucket's song "Cheer Up, Charlie" is often cut from commercial TV airings, and this was the director's idea -- he felt the song was superfluous by that point in the story. Since the late 1990s, Creator/ABCFamily airings often cut the notoriously scary boat ride sequence.

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* DisownedAdaptation: By most accounts Roald Dahl hated the finished film film, to the point where he refused to allow a movie of [[Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator its sequel]] to be made and wouldn't release movie rights to his other children's novels for more than 15 years. Some of it This was due to the casting of Gene Wilder -- Dahl (Dahl insisted that Creator/SpikeMilligan should have been cast in the role -- role) and some of it owed to the extensive rewrites done to his screenplay received without his foreknowledge.
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Mrs. Bucket's song "Cheer Up, Charlie" is often cut from commercial TV airings, and this was the director's idea -- he felt the song was superfluous by that point in the story. Since the late 1990s, Creator/ABCFamily airings often cut the notoriously scary boat ride sequence.



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16th Jun '15 10:57:14 AM Sapphirea2
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Creator/ABCFamily loves to run this as part of their weekend movie lineups, especially around holiday periods, and often as a double feature with the 2005 film.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Since the TurnOfTheMillennium, Creator/ABCFamily loves to run frequently runs this film as part of their weekend movie lineups, especially around holiday periods, and often periods. Until the HBO networks reclaimed the TV rights to the [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 adaptation of its source novel]] in 2014, ABC Family loved running ''both'' versions as a double feature with the 2005 film.feature!
25th Mar '15 9:51:45 AM Patachou
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** RoaldDahl reportedly wanted Creator/SpikeMilligan to play the part of Willy Wonka. The fact that Milligan was not cast as Wonka was allegedly one of the reasons Dahl refused to allow ''Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator'' to be made into a movie, even writing that decision into his will. (Dahl also would have been happy with Creator/PeterSellers, but Milligan was his first choice.)

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** RoaldDahl Creator/RoaldDahl reportedly wanted Creator/SpikeMilligan to play the part of Willy Wonka. The fact that Milligan was not cast as Wonka was allegedly one of the reasons Dahl refused to allow ''Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator'' to be made into a movie, even writing that decision into his will. (Dahl also would have been happy with Creator/PeterSellers, but Milligan was his first choice.)
24th Mar '15 11:57:13 AM dsneybuf
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** 40th anniversary: A LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Blu-Ray package that included the previous disc's bonus features, the book, and a few other physical extras.

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** 40th anniversary: A LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Blu-Ray package that included the previous disc's bonus features, the ''Pure Imagination'' book, and a few other physical extras.
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