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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 50th Anniversary

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 50th Anniversary

The Poptropica Creators posted about the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 50th Anniversary celebration. What? 50 years? Yes, for those of you who didn’t know already, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was originally published as a book by Roald Dahl, a British children’s author. And a really, really good one at that!

The Poptropica Creators are a little late with their posting. The celebration actually began on February 1 of this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Willie Wonka’s candy factory in the original story, which was first published in 1964. Here’s a snippet from the official Roald Dahl web site.

In the original publication of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket found his Golden Ticket to Mr Wonka’s factory on 31st January, and the factory gates opened on 1st February at ten o’clock sharp.

The original book was followed by not one, but two different movie adaptations. The original movie was called Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and starred Gene Wilder. Icame out in 1971. Tim Burton directed a new film in 2005 and it starred Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. It carried the same title as the book.

Of course, we all know that Poptropica followed up with the very successful Charlie Chocolate Factory island.

Movie trivia: apparently Roald Dahl was so unhappy with the final screenplay for the original 1971 movie that he refused to allow any other remakes to be made and he would not sell the rights to his sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. He passed away in 1990, and Tim Burton was finally able to get his estate to approve the new movie adaptation.

Interested in the original book or the movies? Take a look here:

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