charlie and the chocolate factory
the year: 2005
the genre: fantasy
the cast: Johnny Depp (Willy Wonka); Freddie Highmore (Charlie Bucket); David Kelly (Grandapa Joe); Helena Bonham Carter (Mrs. Bucket); Noah Taylor (Mr. Bucket); Missi Pule (Mrs. Beauregarde); James Fox (Mr. Salt)
the plot: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
don't miss: the Puppet Hospital and Burn Center. It's relatively new.
listen for: (Everybody sing!) "Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka, the amazing chocolatier weeeeee / Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka, everybody give a cheer / He's modest, clever, and so smart, he barely can restrain it / With so much generosity, there is no way to contain it, to contain it, to contain... to contain... to contain... Hooray! / Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka, he's the one that you're about to meet / Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka, he's the genius who just can't be beat / The magician and the chocolate whiz / The best darn guy who ever lived / Willy Wonka, here he is!"
did you know: many of the chocolate things such as trees, flowers etc featured in the movie were created by chocolate shop Choccywoccydoodah in Brighton, UK. The shop displayed and sold some of the creations in the shop after the release of the film.
extra bonus points: if you know which parent also played a big role in Thoroughly Modern Millie.
did you also know: Some of the buttons in the Glass Elevator include: - Incompetent Fools - T-Bone Steak Jell-O - Secretarial Poodles - Cocoa Cats - Mechanical Clouds - Stars in their Pies - Nice Plums - Up And Out - Fragile Egos - Black Box of Frogs - Weird Lollipops - Mighty Jam Monitor - Creative Dog Flip - Elastic Forest - Leaky Canes - Dessert Island - People Poo - Pie Cream - Spewed Vegetables - Naffy Taffy - Lickety Split Peas - Honeycombs and Brushes - Old Sneezes and Smells Dept. - Spewed Dumplings - Television Room - Whizzdoodles - Chocolate Lip Rookies - Blackberry Sausages - Yankee- Doodles - Orange Egg Flip - Root Beer Goggles - Pastry Room - Heart Shaped Lungs - Projection Room