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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) is one of only five lucky children to win a tour of Willy Wonka's (Johnny Depp) chocolate factory. Yet once inside, the youngsters discover the excursion is more about manners, kindness and the importance of inner sweetness, than it is about candy. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 115
Theater Release: 14 Jul 2005
Video Release: 04 Oct 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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Actors Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore also work together in Finding Neverland, the story of the creator behind Peter Pan. Freddie also stars as a young English boy in Southeast Asia who adopts a baby tiger in Two Brothers.

Home Video Extra Features

Blu-ray Notes: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Release Date: 4 October 2011

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory releases on Blu-ray with the following bonus extras:

- In-Movie Experience viewing option with Tim Burton

- Under the Wrapper

- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Sweet Sounds

- Attack of the Squirrels

- Becoming Oompa-Loompa

- Fantastic Mr. Dahl

- Commentary with Burton

- Two previsualizations - Augustus Gloop dance and Mike Teavee dance

- Dolby TrueHD music-only track

- European club reel

- Theatrical trailer

- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Chocolate Dreams

- Designer Chocolate

- Different Faces, Different Flavors

DVD Notes: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Release Date: 8 November 2005

Warner Home Video presents Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in two flavors: the Wide Screen Edition and the 2 Disc Deluxe Edition. If you choose the lean version, the only bonus sprinkles you’ll enjoy are a featurette called Becoming Oompa-Loompa (that will explain the mysterious process filmmakers used to turn one man into thousands of Oompa-Loompas) and the Oomp-Loompa Dance Machine Challenge.

Should you decide to indulge in the decadent 2-disc version, you’ll receive the aforementioned confections plus the documentaries: The Fantastic Mr. Dahl (where you’ll learn about the author’s life story and extraordinary body of work), Attack of the Squirrels (an insight on how live squirrels were trained to perform in the film) and five other making-of featurettes. Challenge activities are topped with The Inventing Machine, The Bad Nut, and Search for the Golden Ticket, and garnished with a package of 5 limited-edition trading cards.

Both editions come with Dolby Digital 5.1 EX audio tracks in English, Spanish and French, with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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