Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Resources
The official website of the Wonka Chocolate candy company, home of some of our favorites like Nerds, FunDip, and SweeTarts.
Yep, they had video games back in the 1980s. Take a look at those graphics!
This is a slightly newer video game version of the book. What do you think the goal is?
Movie or TV Productions
The 2005 movie has the same name as the book, but the Oompa-Loompas have way cooler outfits than plain ol' deerskin.
That's right: Willy Wonka is the star of this movie, adapted in 1971. Gene Wilder is just as dotty as Mr. Wonka should be.
Check out a summary of the earlier drafts of the book, complete with extra characters and plot points. Pretty cool stuff, courtesy of the Roald Dahl Museum
When a class wrote Roald Dahl a letter to ask him about the protagonist of his short story collection, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, he responded in typical Roald Dahl fashion: quirkily. We wish he were still around to tell us just how old Willy Wonka is, and why he wears green pants.
The New York Times published his obituary in 1990. The world is a little less sugary without him, that's for sure.
The famous song from the 1971 film adaptation, in full (the Oompa-Loompas aren't the only ones who sing!).
The Oompa-Loompas perform their trademark song in the 1971 movie.
Check out this rather strange scene from the 2005 film adaptation.
On Top Chef: Just Desserts, the contestants were challenged to recreate Willy Wonka's chocolate room, and got a chance to meet the actors who played the children in the 1971 film. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at all the work that went into creating that challenge.
A recording of someone reading the first chapter of <em>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. </em>With a British accent, no less!
While it's not a reading of <em>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</em>, we think it's pretty cool to listen to the man himself read some of his verse.
Here, Roald Dahl tells an interviewer how and why he became a writer.
Here's the cover of the first edition, published in 1964. We kind of like it.
Posing with Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) from the 1971 movie. Is this how you pictured them?
Here's a shot of the judges of <em>Top Chef: Just Desserts</em> enjoying the final product of the Chocolate Room Challenge. Yum.
Our personal favorite photo of Roald Dahl, mainly because of the adorable dogs.