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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Resources


Taste for Yourself

The official website of the Wonka Chocolate candy company, home of some of our favorites like Nerds, FunDip, and SweeTarts.

Charlie on a Console

Yep, they had video games back in the 1980s. Take a look at those graphics!

Too Bad There's No Smell-o-Vision

This is a slightly newer video game version of the book. What do you think the goal is?

Movie or TV Productions

Mmm, Johnny Depp

The 2005 movie has the same name as the book, but the Oompa-Loompas have way cooler outfits than plain ol' deerskin.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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.

Historical Documents

Before it was a Book

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

Roald Writes a Letter

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.

Remembering Roald Dahl

The New York Times published his obituary in 1990. The world is a little less sugary without him, that's for sure.


Pure Imagination

The famous song from the 1971 film adaptation, in full (the Oompa-Loompas aren't the only ones who sing!).

The World-Famous Oompa-Loompa Song

The Oompa-Loompas perform their trademark song in the 1971 movie.

A Fond Farewell to Augustus Gloop

Check out this rather strange scene from the 2005 film adaptation.

Top Chef Recreates the Chocolate Room

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.


Here Comes Charlie

A recording of someone reading the first chapter of <em>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. </em>With a British accent, no less!

Mr. Dahl, Poet

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.

Getting into His Head

Here, Roald Dahl tells an interviewer how and why he became a writer.


First Edition

Here's the cover of the first edition, published in 1964. We kind of like it.

Little Oompa-Loompas

Posing with Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) from the 1971 movie. Is this how you pictured them?

Top Chef: Just Desserts Makes the Chocolate Room

Here's a shot of the judges of <em>Top Chef: Just Desserts</em> enjoying the final product of the Chocolate Room Challenge. Yum.

The Man Behind the Fantasy

Our personal favorite photo of Roald Dahl, mainly because of the adorable dogs.

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