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Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory


Jul 29, 1971

Latest Home Video

Oct 18, 2011

MPAA Rating



Peter Ostrum
Gene Wilder
Paris Themmen
Mel Stuart
Michael Bollner


1971 Warner Bros.

Still shot from the movie: Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

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This musical production is a visual treat, telling the tale of an impoverished boy (Peter Ostrum) who wins a tour of Willy Wonka's (Gene Wilder) chocolate factory. But neither he, nor the other lucky contest contestants realize what a life altering expedition they have embarked upon.

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Why Is Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory Rated G?

Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory is rated G

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Overall: A- An impoverished boy wins a ticket to tour a chocolate factory where his integrity is tested. Although some scenes may frighten the youngest of viewers, the story says a lot about succumbing to our greedy appetites.

Violence: B- A knife peddler spooks a boy. A controlled chemical explosion happens in classroom. Boy shoots toy gun and talks about getting a Colt 45. Character talks about kidnapped man. Boy jostled in crowd; someone warns ëDonít kill him.í Conversational reference is made about insurance policy holder getting bumped off. Boy crashes into pots and pans. Character mentions Oompa Loompas (dwarf-like characters) being eaten up. Character falls into chocolate river, becomes stuck in pipe. Brief close-up shots of chicken getting head cut off (not graphic), lizard-eating snake on someoneís face, and giant bug. Character’s body puffs up to resemble huge blueberry, then is rolled away to be juiced. Two characters almost get sucked into fan. Girl pokes man in stomach. Two characters fall down garbage chute into presumably unlit furnace. People sprayed with goo. Character electronically scattered into million pieces then shrunk to pocket size. Talk of boy being pulled like taffy. Woman becomes delirious and is dragged away. Elevator crashes through roof of building.

Sexual Content: A None noted.

Language: A- At least one term of Deity used as expletive. Other slang expressions and minor insults used throughout. Man angrily tells computer what it can do with a lifetime supply of chocolate.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A- Pipe tobacco is mentioned several times. Man comments on alcohol in vat.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

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Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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Home Video Notes: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Release Date: 18 October 2011

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory celebrates its 40th anniversary with this Ultimate Collector’s Edition. Releasing on October 18, 2011, the 3-disc set includes:

- Audio commentary

- Featurettes

- Sing-Along

- Trailer

- Mel Stuart’s Wonkavision

- A World of Pure Imagination

Special Collectors’ Edition Extras:

- Individually Numbered Box

- Wonka Bar

- Pencil Case (with Scented Pencils and Eraser)

- Pure Imagination: The Making of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Book

- Golden Ticket Replica

- Archival Letters

DVD Notes: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Release Date: June 21, 2005

Willy Wonka on DVD offers some great enhancements—besides the fantastic color and Dolby Digital sound. Warner’s newest release of the film offers a behind-the-scenes featurette shot during the making of the movie, along with a longer documentary complete with comments from the Wonka kids as adults. (See if you can guess what Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie, is doing for a living today!) And if those aren’t enough Wonka treats, all the child actors gather together for the first time since the making of the movie to offer a full-length audio commentary while you view the movie. Throw in some sing-along-songs and a few black and white set photos, and you’ll have nearly everything a Wonka-nut could want.

(Audio tracks are available in 5.1 Dolby Digital for English, but only mono for French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Subtitles are provided in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.)

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