Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 55 mins

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When Willy Wonka decides to let five children into his chocolate factory, he decides to release five golden tickets in five separate chocolate bars, causing complete mayhem. The tickets start to be found, with the fifth going to a very special boy, called Charlie Bucket. With his Grandpa, Charlie joins the rest of the children to experience the most amazing factory ever. But not everything goes to plan within the factory.
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Cast: David Kelly, Freddie Highmore, Johnny Depp

Crew: Tim Burton (Director), Philippe Rousselot (Director of Photography), Danny Elfman (Music Director)

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Family

Release Dates: 15 Jul 2005 (India)

Tagline: Oompa-Loompas are crazy for Coco-Beans

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Did you know? Charlie's father works at a toothpaste factory which makes Smilex toothpaste. Smilex is the name of the products concocted by the Joker in the original Batman, also directed by Tim Burton. Read More
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as Grandpa Joe
as Charlie Bucket
as Willy Wonka
as Mr. Teavee
as Violet Beauregarde
as Prodnose
as Dr. Wonka
as Oompa Loompa
as Grandma Josephine
as Mrs. Bucket
as Mr. Salt
as Mike Teavee
as Veruca Salt
as Mrs. Beauregarde
as Prince Pondicherry
as Mr. Bucket
as Augustus Gloop
as Princess Pondicherry


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director


Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Sound Effects Editor
Foley Artist
Sound Editor
Boom Operator


Casting Director


Makeup and Hair

Special Effects Makeup Artist

Special Effects

Special Effects Technician


Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Performer

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Artist
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital EX, Sonics-DDP, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1
Oompa-Loompas are crazy for Coco-Beans
The Factory Opens July 2005.
Willy Wonka Is semi-sweet and nuts
Charlie Is lucky to be there
Mike Thinks candy is a waste of time
Veruca Is a very bad nut
Violet Keeps her eyes on the prize
Augustus Is what he eats
Audio/Video Mismatch
During one of Willy's flashbacks as a child, he has braces which keep his lips from meeting, however his voice properly makes a "p" sound when he says words such as "pieces."

Character Error
Mike Teavee says: "First off, there's a difference between waves and particles!". Actually there is not. All energy and matter express the so called wave-particle duality, where they can be regarded both as particles and as waves. Someone as science-oriented as Mike Teavee should be aware that this has been known since 1924. He most likely meant "There is a difference between energy and matter" which much more relevant in this situation in that energy can easily be transmitted while matter cannot, which is what makes Willy Wonka's television camera so amazing.

Character Error
At the Tokyo candy store, several Wonka candy bars appear with Katakana print on the label. The title for the candy, "Nutty Crunch Surprise" is written out as "NATTI KURANCHI SA!RAIZU". The word "Surprise" is written out incorrectly as "SA!RAIZU" while it might be more properly written out as "SAPPARAIZU!".

In the nut sorting room, the tubes are filled with hazel nuts but when they come out of the tubes they are walnuts.

When Willy Wonka dips the pink ladle into the chocolate river, the chocolate is spilling over the edge of the ladle. But when he hands it to Charlie, the outside of the ladle is completely free of chocolate residue.

In the scene in the Nut Sorting Room Veruca stands with her hands on the railing in front of her. There are a matched pair of shots over her shoulders where her hands are clearly visible. (The shots approximate to Willy Wonka's and Mr Salt's Points of View.) In the shot over Veruca's right shoulder the gap at the side of the gate is clearly seen between her resting hands hands. In the reverse angle over her left shoulder the handrail is unbroken.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When Willy Wonka is having his shoes polished by Charlie, the crew is reflected in his black sunglasses.

Crew/Equipment Visible
As the sun comes up the morning after the flyers have been passed around the city, you can see an extra start to step out (then duck back in) of the doorway just beyond the flyered pole that is in the foreground.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When Mike Teavee is about to be transported through the air across to the television, the harness around his waist is visible just below his shirt as he is lifting up off the ground.

Errors in Geography
Augustus' home town of Düsseldorf is shown to have old-fashioned houses with wooden frames, like in a Bavarian, Austrian or Swiss town. Düsseldorf is in Nordrhein-Westfalen, where there is no such architecture. Even more so, Düsseldorf is shown to be near a huge mountain range, of which there are none even remotely to the Ruhrgebiet, which is a rather flat landscape.

Factual Mistake
When Augustus is trapped by a vacuum near the top of the pipe, the seals below him begin to blow out. A vacuum doesn't work that way, if he were blocking the pipe all the pressure would've been on the parts of the pipe between him and whatever was creating the vacuum.

Factual Mistake
When the news vans are outside the golden ticket winners homes... the truck outside of Mike Teevee in Colorado has the wrong call letters. They start with the letter "W".. they should start with "K" for a TV station west of the Mississippi. Also, the live truck in front of Violet's home in Atlanta has call letters beginning with a "K"... instead of "W"
To his surprise, Deep Roy played every Oompa-Loompa himself, repeating the same movements several hundred times. While these were then put together digitally, each Oompa-Loompa represents a separate performance by Roy. In recognition of this, Roy's salary was raised to $1,000,000.

Nestlé provided 1,850 bars of real chocolate.

Forty squirrels were trained for the scene where they pounce upon the character Veruca Salt.

The lollipops on the trees, the giant pink sugar canes, and the giant humbugs were real candy.

Charlie's father works at a toothpaste factory which makes Smilex toothpaste. Smilex is the name of the products concocted by the Joker in the original Batman, also directed by Tim Burton.

Willy Wonka's colorful cane is actually filled with Nerds candy, which are sold under the Willy Wonka brand.

AnnaSophia Robb says she got a lot of jaw cramps, while chewing her gum. Her dad also told her to not smack her gum, but the filmmakers told her to otherwise.

Quite a lot of the chocolate things such as trees, flowers etc featured in the movie were created by chocolate shop Choccywoccydoodah in Brighton, UK. The shop displayed and sold some of the creations in the shop after the release of the film.

Screenwriter John August had never even seen Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) when asked by Tim Burton to write the script. After finishing the screenplay, he finally watched the 1971 version, only to be surprised at how much darker the "family" film was compared to his own.