Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Director: Tim Burton Cast: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly

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Director Tim Burton brings his unique vision and sensibility to Roald Dahl's classic children's story in this lavish screen interpretation. Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) is the secretive and wildly imaginative man behind the world's most celebrated candy company, and while the Wonka factory is famously closed to visitors, the reclusive candy man decides to give five lucky children a chance to see the inside of his operation by placing "golden tickets" in five randomly selected chocolate bars. Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore), whose poor but loving family lives literally in the shadow of the Wonka factory, is lucky enough to obtain one of the tickets, and Charlie, escorted by his Grandpa Joe (David Kelly), is in for the ride of a lifetime as he tours the strange and remarkable world of Wonka with fellow winners, media-obsessed Mike Teavee (Jordan Fry), harsh and greedy Veruca Salt (Julia Winter), gluttonous Augustus Gloop (Philip Wiegratz), and ultra-competitive Violet Beauregarde (AnnaSophia Robb). Over the course of the day, some of the children will learn difficult lessons about themselves, and one will go on to become Wonka's new right hand. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory also stars Christopher Lee, James Fox, and Noah Taylor; the book was famously adapted to the screen before in 1971 under the title Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, with Gene Wilder as the eccentric candy tycoon.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/2015
UPC: 0883929523696
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 63,863

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Johnny Depp Willy Wonka
Freddie Highmore Charlie Bucket
David Kelly Grandpa Joe
Helena Bonham Carter Mrs. Bucket
Noah Taylor Mr. Bucket
Missi Pyle Mrs. Beauregarde
James Fox Mr. Salt
Deep Roy Oompa Loompa
Christopher Lee Dr. Wonka
Adam Godley Mr. Teavee
Franziska Troegner Mrs. Gloop
AnnaSophia Robb Violet Beauregarde
Julia Winter Veruca Salt
Jordan Fry Mike Teavee
Philip Wiegratz Augustus Gloop
Blair Dunlop Little Willy Wonka
Geoffrey Holder Narrator
Liz Smith Grandma Georgina
Eileen Essell Grandma Josephine
David Morris Grandpa George
Nitin Chandra Ganatra Prince Pondicherry
Shelley Conn Princess Pondicherry
Chris Cresswell Prodnose
Phil Philmar Slugworth
Tony Kirwood Finckelgruber
Todd Boyce TV Reporter
Nayef Rashed Moroccan Market Vendor
Menis Yousry Moroccan Market Trader
Harry Taylor Mr. Gloop
Hubertus Geller German Reporter
Francesca Hunt Mrs. Salt
Garick Hagon Denver Reporter
Kevin Eldon Man With Dog
Mark Heap Man With Dog
Roger Frost Tall Man
Oscar James Shopkeeper
Colette Appleby Customer in Shop
Debora Weston Woman in Shop
Annette Badland Jolly Woman
Stephen Hope-Wynne Museum Guard
Danny Elfman Singer
Rick Wentworth Conductor

Technical Credits
Tim Burton Director
David Allday Art Director
Rosie Ashforth Animator
François Audouy Art Director
John August Screenwriter
Craig Bardsley Animator
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Brendan Body Animator
Steve Boeddeker Sound/Sound Designer
William Booker Asst. Director
Abi Brotherton Makeup
Graham Burke Executive Producer
Cathy Burzack Makeup
Federico Cascinelli Animator
Karen Cohen Makeup
Siobhan Coughlan Stunts
David Cronnelly Stunts
Mike Cussack Animator
Felicity Dahl Executive Producer
Julie Dartnell Makeup
Danny Elfman Score Composer
Ricky English Stunts
Susie Figgis Casting
Katterli A. Frauenfelder Asst. Director,Co-producer
Derek Frey Associate Producer
Matt Gray Art Director
Brad Grey Producer
Cecily Fay Harris Stunts
Sean Haworth Art Director
Eunice Huthart Stunts
Francesca Jaynes Choreography
Ian Kay Stunts
Chris Lebenzon Editor
James Lewis Art Director
Tina Maskell Stunts
Patrick McCormick Executive Producer
Alex McDowell Production Designer
Vince McGahon Camera Operator
John Munro Makeup
Andrew Nicholson Art Director
Neal Norton Cinematographer
Peter Owen Makeup
John Palmer Camera Operator
Maurizio Parimbelli Animator
Craig Penn Animator
Gabriella Pescucci Costumes/Costume Designer
Poster Pictures Consultant/advisor
Andres Puente Animator
Carol Robinson Makeup
Philippe Rousselot Cinematographer
Michael Siegel Executive Producer
Gareth Tandy Asst. Director
Julie Thom Makeup
Nathalie Tissier Makeup
Mathieu Vig Animator
Rachel Ward Animator
Des Whelan Camera Operator
Joss Williams Special Effects Supervisor
Leonard Woodcock Stunts
Tim Wooster Camera Operator
Steen Young Stunts
Richard D. Zanuck Producer

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You wouldn't think a remake of this movie would be very good because how good the original movie was. But this movie was fantastic! Its like watching the original just more up to date. Tim Burton couldn't have done a better job with the sets, music, or cast! Please, you have to purchase this movie. It won't be wasting your money! The kids will love it and so will the adults. Yes this movie was made in 2005 so its 7 years old, but is still soooooo good! Just buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Very impressive movie for any fan of Depp and Burton. Funny, enthralling, whimsical, weird, great family flick. You won't be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked Charlie&the chocolate factory only because I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE CHOCOLATE! I thought that it was a hilarious family film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although it's certainly darker and with a more sinister tone than the original movie on which it is based, I think this Burton/Depp version is superior. And, believe me, I usually pan remakes. Depp's Wonka is a treat just to watch. And I don't miss that sappy "Candyman"-Anthony Newley music from the original either.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is awesome. Its visually breathtaking and the score (Danny Elfman, of course) is wonderful. Johnny Depp's acting is a bit two-dimensional, and his story is a bit dull, but its worth it to watch great performances from the children, Charlies family, and of course the Oompa Loompas (all played by the same person). Another great film by Tim Burton.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Johnny Depp's portrayal of Willy Wonka is a disgrace. This once-beloved character has been turned into a psychotic, parent-hating, extremely juvenile, WEIRDO. My young daughter has had nightmares about "little squirrels" EVERY NIGHT since seeing this film over the summer. In this version of the film, squirrels attack Veruca Salt and throw her into a hole. Finally, a brief, yet totally unnecessary, scene of two homosexuals walking their dog is a part of this so-called "family film". I am extremely disappointed in this remake. It really could have been done in a much better way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
wounderfull!!! I loved this movie. I read the book and the sequal and loved them. Carlie and the chocolate factory fills your heart with laughs fun and most importent. CHOCOLATE!!!! please see this movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the original Roald Dahl book, as well the original film version, "Willy Wonka and the Chocalate Factory". But I must say, I was hugely disappointed by this version. Johnny Depp is no Gene Wilder and although this Charlie is very cute and sweet (no pun intended), he's a little too perfect for his own good. The children and parents here are more creepy than funny. The incidents they fall into feel more like cruel traps rather than silly detours. Plus, The Oompa - Loompas are unimaginative and bland. And the story of Willy Wonka's childhood is totally unnecessary and completely changes the story. But the thing that disgusts me most is the things Tim Burton put in this picture. Puppets that look like corpses when they melt? Graphic referances to "Psycho"? Opening titles that are spooky rather than whimsical? A cold Willy Wonka? What was Tim Burton thinking, putting stuff like that in a kid's movie?! Word to the wise: if you want family - friendly movie magic, avoid this picture and watch the original. Please!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is just great. it has wonderful sets and fun mixes of color (very Burtony). it also has some dark and twisted looking sets, like many Tim Burton films do. the strange thing about this film is that no matter if it is wild and colorful or dark and creepy, it is at the same time, strangely pretty looking. this is also one of my favorite Johnny Depp performances. he can fit into almost any role. another good thing about this movie is that, it was very very funny (i laughed outloud many times),and it left out crude humor, wich is a rare thing these days. this movie is just plain funny, and Danny Elfman's musical score was a delight as well. a definate Tim Burton classic, as well as a Johnny Depp and Danny Elfman classic. perfect for the family movie shelf, as well as just any filmlover's movie shelf.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was simply the top film of 2005. Johnny Depp delved into the role of Willy Wonka and played it perfectly. The 2005 version beats down the 1971 original with Gene Wilder. No disrespect at all towards the original movie, but Depp and Burton just did better. The sets were spectacular, the cinematography was marvelous, and the acting topped everything. Better wake up Mr. Oscar and give him a Golden Ticket.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another piece of Johnny depp and Tim Burton's mind have been added to the puzzle. Between the facial expressions of depp and the new and more crude outlook on the story by Burton, this movie invites you into the minds of a pair that think outside of a whole 'nother box entirly. Roahl Dahl would be very pleased to know that his story is still being told in a sense that is as creative as he was. Johnny Depp took a risk when he accepted the role, and he took wonka onto a whole new level, he has yet to let me down. I hope to see many more outstanding films frome this odd pair.
adamgn More than 1 year ago
Burton outdoes himself and the original with this adaptation. The music is amazing, the sets are incredible.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The origonal book and movie are clasics in ther own right. However, though I appreciate them, I was never peticularly satisfied with the origonals. And I found the movie eerie in its uneerieness. This new version by tm burton with the billiant jonny depp was perfect in every way. My hat oes off to jonney depp in going out on a limb and making a willy wonka that is cold and funny at the same time. And my hat goes off to tim burton for fixin the major flaw in the book, the ending. This new ending not only leves the audience more satisfied but it adds a little something to the theme that you never got wth the origonals. Plus this new version is so vsually great you can't tear your eyes away from the screen. It was a load of laughs and just a great movie for the whole family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this movie entertaining with great special effects which caters to the imagination. However, I give this DVD (both versions) one-star because..."shame on the studio" for putting out two versions to trick the buyers. This version has two discs which is the one I wanted. I bought the one-disc version and did not know there was two versions. I only listened to the ad on TV which made absolutely no distinction to two versions. The two disc version has the extras about the squirrels, the one-disc version does not. So buyers beware and be sure you are buying the version you want.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thank you Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. They and the rest of the cast did a wonderful job with this movie. I'm almost 60 and my husband I loved the movie. It charming and fun. We watched with smiles on our faces and warmth in our hearts. It's a must see for children. They'll have an opportunity to learn something about family and their attitudes toward things.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was simply amazing. Johnny Depp and Tim Burton hit it big yet again with this movie. The characters are wonderful. Depp really brought Wonka to life. The boy that played Charlie did a supurb job. All the characters were astounding. I loved the way that Burton put in the background story about Wonka. I thought that it was a brilliant idea to try to explain why Wonka is the way he is. Christopher Lee as Wonka's dad was perfect. Everyone was perfectly cast for their parts. I highly praise this movie as a work of sheer genius.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I adored this film! It was hilarious and kept me laughing ever five minutes! Johnny Depp is the perfect Willy Wonka! He is funny, amusing, and all around an enjoyable man to watch on the big screen. This movie was definitely directed with a family in mind. I do like the original, but this movie wasn't a remake of the first, it's just a man deciding that he wants to make a movie and saying, 'Hey? Why not make a movie on Willy Wonka?' Terrific movie! It's five stars from me are well earned.