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Startling Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Facts

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Facts

The Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory movie first aired in 1971. Decades later, children still love to watch this movie. During its first airing, it was considered a flop but due to the continued airing in the 80s and 90s, the movie garnered huge success. Even if you have seen the film several times already, here are 10 startling

Fascinating Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Facts

1 The Wonkatania boat steered by an Oompa Loompa was on a track, but the driver truly believed he was steering it and the director did not have the heart to tell him it isn’t so.

2 The movie was made at the suggestion of Mel Stuart’s daughter Madeleine who was just ten years old at the time.

3 The movie was shot in Munich, Germany.

4 The Oompa Loompas in the book referred to African Pygmies; fortunately, the producers caught this and made them orange.

5 One revealing mistake in the movie is that you can see the string holding the elevator as it flies above the city.

6 Roald Dahl was so unhappy with how the script for the movie was made that he disowned it. He felt that it focused so much on Willy and not on Charlie.

7 The writer of the book on which the movie was based, Roald Dahl, used to be a taster for Cadbury when he was 13 years old.

8 The movie director, Mel Stuart, did not show too many cars so that the movie won’t be dated.

9 The chocolate river in the movie was made from real cream, water, and chocolate. It spoiled real fast and stunk a lot.

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10 The movie is based on a book titled Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

11 During the audition for the Willy Wonka character, director Mel Stuart saw Gene Wilder walk in and immediately knew he was the one. His belief was further cemented, as Gene Wilder did his audition, so much that he ran after Gene in the elevator to congratulate him for winning the role. The producer was furious with the director for doing that because they hadn’t yet had the chance to negotiate the fee.

 Top 10 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Facts That Will Ruin Your Childhood

It may be a classic, but these are the “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” facts that will ruin your childhood. LOL. For this list, we’ll be going over trivia and other knowledge that may change the way you view the original 1971 film, or else that are just interesting.

Our countdown includes Roald Dahl disowned the film, Wonka’s unpredictable behavior, the chocolate river wasn’t chocolate, and more! MsMojo ranks the craziest “Willy Wonka” facts. Is your childhood ruined?

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