Heartwarming: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

  • Everyone, adults included, eating to their heart's content in the Chocolate Room.
  • When Charlie returns the Gobstopper, feeling himself not worthy.
    Wonka: So shines a good deed in a weary world...
  • Loved the ending.
    Willy Wonka: But Charlie, don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he ever wanted.
    Charlie: What's that?
    Willy Wonka: He lived happily ever after.
    (they hug)
  • The cast members had high praise for each other.
    • At various points during the DVD Commentary, the now-grown kids sing Jack Albertson's praises.
    • The young man who played Mike Teavee gave Gene Wilder all kinds of grief, but he is very dear to Wilder now.
    • Wilder made it clear that despite the fury that Wonka displayed, he loved Peter Ostrum, and he still does.
  • When Charlie finds the Golden Ticket. Even better is the fact that the people around him, in contrast to the desperate and greedy mobs we've seen trying to get a hold of tickets earlier, actually seem happy for him and even get protective when a crowd starts forming.
    Mr. Jopek: Run for it, Charlie! Run straight home and don't stop till you get there!
  • Charlie, who can't be more than ten or so, spending the first money he ever earned in his life on his desperately poor family instead of himself.
  • The song "The Candy Man Can" near the beginning is full of sugary sweet imagery. "Who can take tomorrow, wrap it in a dream, separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream? The candy man can!" It's a very hard song not to smile at!