By Amelia Slater

19th November 2018

“Oompa Loompa doopity doo, I’ve got a perfect puzzle for you…”

I’LL BE GOOD. I PROMISE. I CAN CHANGE.

…I mean…who said that?

Let’s be really honest though, how many of you are still waiting for your golden ticket?

Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory was the stuff of magic back in the day. Children across the globe were lining their shelves with Roald Dahl’s 1964 iconic children’s fantasy novel: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

That book taught us kids a lot and not just that Augustus Gloop’s love of food gets more relatable with age.

If you didn’t read the book, you most likely watched the movie.

Or should I say movies, after a remake of the original Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (1971) came out in 2005 – starring none other than Hollywood Hunk Johnny Depp.

Charlie, Veruca, Augustus, Mike and Violet were the five lucky kids that got to enter the mysterious chocolate factory and meet the ever more mysterious Mr Wonka.

So after 46 years, what are the cast up to these days?

“Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination…”

Charlie Bucket – Peter Ostrum

You remember Charlie – the poor kid living in the depressing run-down house with his all his extended family?

Forget the chocolate factory, the true miracle is how well they all get on under one roof!

 

GOLD always believe in your soul

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Charlie is the main protagonist and ends up being the luckiest kid in the world when he manages to find the last golden ticket – the key to this chocolate factory that everyone’s been banging on about…

The goody two shoes is a parents’ dream. He’s nice and respectful and doesn’t even mind that his best friend is his grandad!

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