Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

Written by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first published in 1964. The plot revolves around a very poor boy, Charlie, who wins a Golden Ticket. The ticket grants him access to tour a magical and mischievous chocolate factory with his grandfather. The book was later turned into two separate, popular screenplays.

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Does Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have a Newbery Medal?

No , the book did win the New England Round Table of Children's Librarians Award (USA 1972) , Surrey School Award (UK 1973) , Millennium Children's Book Award (UK 2000) and the Blue Peter Book Award (UK 2000)

What kind of sunglasses did Johnny Depp wear in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory TV Room?

No name or manufacturer for Depp's Willy Wonka TV room glasses can be found. It's possible they came from the props department.

Who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

Roald Dahl. He also wrote many other novels and short stories. Did you know there is a sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? It is the Glass Elevator. It is a good read.
The popular book called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was written by the author named Roald Dahl. Roald Dahl also wrote books such as Matilda and James and the Giant Peach.
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How many Golden Tickets were in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?


5 official 1 forgery

Where does Charlie of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory live?

Charlie lives in a old cottage house that is about to fall apart. He lives with his 2 grandmas 2 grandpas and his parents. they are very poor.

How old is Charlie Bucket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

His age is indicated in the book as 10 or 11 years old.

He was portrayed by 12 year old Peter Ostrum in 1971 ("Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory").

He was portrayed by 13 year old Freddie Highmore in the 2005 film.

What is the difference between 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' and 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'?

They are the same story. The book and the screenplays were all written by Roald Dahl.

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is the title of the original book, whereas "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" is the first film (Gene Wilder played Wonka) made of it the book. "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is also the name of the second movie (Johnny Depp played Wonka).

Certain liberties were taken with the storyline of the book in both movies. There are many differences, including:

  • In the 1971 "Willy Wonka", Charlie doesn't have a father. In the 2005 "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", his father earns a living by putting on toothpaste caps, just as the book character does.
  • In the 1971 movie, Charlie and his grandfather drink Fizzy Lifting Drink without permission, but the 2005 Charlie is more true to the honest character of Charlie.
  • In the 1971 movie, Willy Wonka's background has the mystery as that of the book, but the 2005 version fills in information that is never alluded to in the book (i.e. Willy Wonka's childhood and his estrangement, and later reconciliation, with his father). In this way, the 1971 movie keeps the mystery and "inconquerability" of Willy Wonka alive, but the 2005 version makes him far more vulnerable than he was ever written.
  • In the 1971 movie, Veruca wants a goose that lays a golden egg, but in the 2005 version, like the book, Veruca wants a squirrel.
  • There are scenes from Charlie's school in the 1971 version which never occur in either the book or the later movie.
  • In the 1971 movie, Willy Wonka is supposed to be an older man. Johnny Depp does not quite carry this off in the 2005 movie.
  • The 1971 movie shows the Oompa-Loompas as strange, orange-skinned people wearing odd costumes that are never described in the book. The 2005 version stays true to the "little jungle people" of the book, complete with size, costume and Willy Wonka's meeting with the chief to coax them to work for him.
  • The 1971 movie has the Oompa-Loompas singing words in their songs that are not in the book, but the 2005 version tries to incorporate many of the actual words of their songs, as they are written in the book.
  • The 2005 version portrays the poverty of the Buckets more realistically and graphically than the 1971 movie.
  • The ending of the 1971 movie is more true to the book (except where Charlie is put to the test by Willy Wonka and his accusation of stealing Fizzy Lifting Drink) than the ending of the 2005 movie, where Charlie initially turns down the offer to have the Chocolate Factory.

Roald Dahl died in 1990 so he did not write the screenplay for the 2005 version. That was written by John August.

Who is the key character of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

I would say, as the title suggests, Charlie. I say this because the story really revolves around him and his family and about him wanting the oppurtunity to visit the Chocolate Factory more than anything else and being optomistic even though his life lacks so many necessities.

I suppose Willy Wonka could also be seen as a key charcter becaue he featureS heavily throughout the story.

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Where does the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory take place?

It takes place in a little town in London, I don't know what it was called, but I don't think it was mentioned. It was also around 1940 to 1950.

How did Charlie win Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

Charlie won the factory by being the last kid in the factory that listened to all the rules.

What are the little people who help Willy Wonka called?

The little people who help Willy Wonka manufacture candy in his chocolate factory are called oompa loompas. They are orange dwarves who like to sing ditties of advice to the children who visit Willy Wonka's factory in Roald Dahl's book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." This book was published in 1964 and has since been adapted to film many times.

How many golden tickets were in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'?

5... Charlie Bucket (obviously), Augustus Gloop (the kid who loves chocolate), Veruca Salt (the spoiled rich girl), Violet Beaureguard (the gum chewer), and Mike Teevee (the TV addict).