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Based on the extraordinary, iconic character at the center of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, Wonka The film tells the story of a young chocolatier who, with only a few dreams and a hatfull of chocolates, changes the world one delicious bite at atime. 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory I will always cherish this film as one of my favorites from childhood. For me, the film has an endearing appeal and a timeless appeal which can be passed down from generation to generation. It is a show I watch over and over again.

But I’m not sure we need an origin story to introduce Willy Wonka. He is a beloved and established character, whose creativity and imagination are well known. Fortunately, Wonka’s heart is in the right place, giving us a sweet, minorly manipulative tale that strikes familiar chords while shedding a bit of light on the childhood events that helped shape Willy into the beloved magician, inventor, and chocolate-maker we know and love. The script runs a little long but keeps things moving along with some original songs, supporting plots, and comedy/melodrama that works.



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