G | | Family, Fantasy, Musical
A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.
During the "Pure Imagination" song, Willy Wonka whips his cane around here and there to stop the crowd in place during various points of the song. At around fifty-three minutes in the DVD commentary, Paris Themmen, who played Mike Teevee, stated that during one of the takes, as Gene Wilder whipped his cane around, he accidentally whacked Themmen. In her memoir "I Want it Now!", Julie Dawn Cole, who played Veruca Salt, mentioned that she was also accidentally whacked by the cane a couple of times.
All right, all right, all right, what's it going to be? A Triple Cream Cup for Christopher. A Sizzler for June Marie. And listen!
Bill: Wonka's got a new one today.
Children: What is it?
Bill: This is called a Scrumpdiddlyumptious Bar.
At the end of the Wonkamobile ride, Charlie asks "Hey Grandpa, what was that we just went through?" to which Willy Wonka supposedly answers "Hsaw aknow." This is supposed to be "Wonka wash" spelled backwards, but he actually says "Hsaw akanow", which would be "Wonaka wash" spelled backwards.
At the same time as the end credits are playing, the film shows the Wonkavator rising higher and higher.
The 1971 German version was cut down to 89 minutes, deleting the complete boat scene from the entering of the tunnel till the arriving and several other scenes, that might not be suitable for younger viewers (it was rated age 6) . There it now a complete version available, with the reentered scenes subtitled.
English, French, German, Italian
$526,633 4 September 2016