Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Brief Information

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical film adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The film tells the story of Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum, in his only film appearance) as he receives a golden ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world.

Filming took place in Munich in 1970, and the film was released on June 30, 1971. It received positive reviews, but it was a box office disappointment. However, it developed into a cult film due to its repeated television airings and home video sales. In 1972, the film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory News

• Mel Brooks mourns Gene Wilder -- "It's a big shock"
• Gene Wilder dies at age 83
• 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' heading to Broadway

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