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Unlike 1971's "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," this is not a musical, although the Oompa Loompas still sing. And Burton does a more faithful adaptation of the 1964 book by Roald Dahl. Poor boy Charlie Bucket (Highmore) is one of five winners of a golden ticket that allows him to tour the mysterious Willy Wonka's (Depp) chocolate factory. Fans of the original may have qualms, but this one has a little more depth and heart, great visuals, and the cooperation of Dahl's widow, an exec producer. Depp is brilliantly quirky and Highmore shines.

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Available on Running time 115 minutes. Originally from United States, British.

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Books to Film: Roald Dahl, Edibles, Childhood Visions, Grandparents, Fantasy, Hard Knock Life, Dental Mayhem, Top Grossing Films of 2005
John August
Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Anna Sophia Robb, Deep Roy, Christopher Lee, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Missi Pyle, Julia Winter, Jordan Fry, Philip Wiegratz, Franziska Troegner, Harry Taylor, Adam Godley, Eileen Essell, Liz Smith, David Morris
Philippe Rousselot
Tim Burton
Danny Elfman
Geoffrey Holder, Tony Dawe, Chris Lebenzon, Sean Haworth, James Lewis, Andy Nicholson, David Allday, Matthew Gray, Francois Audouy, Gabriella Pescucci, Alex McDowell
Richard D. Zanuck, Brad Grey, Zanuck Company, Plan B, Warner Bros.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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This version is a lot different than the original. I watched the original so many times when I was younger. I think the new one with Johnny Depp is a lot better just because it is more modern and has better high-tech candy-making machines. It tells a good story about a poor boy who really wants to get a golden ticket, mainly so his grandpa can get a chance to go. But he gets one and he and his grandpa both get to go. When the chocolate factory is given to the boy, his dreams came true.