Thursday, April 3, 2014

C is for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

A to Z Challenge - Day 3

About the Book

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an admired and beloved children's book that has been read worldwide. Written by British author Roald Dahl in 1964, Charlie's adventures has captivated many young readers and Mr. Dahl opened the door of the imagination for many, many years to come. Charlie's adventures in the chocolate factory are a result of a well sought after golden ticket, that gives him exclusive entry into the escentric factory of chocolatier Willy Wonka.

About the Movie

In 2005 Tim Burton released Charlie and the Chocolate Factory through the Warner Brothers Studios. With an all star cast including Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and the young and fabulously talented gent, Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket. There was much debate over which version of the classic tale was dubbed the best, between Burton's rendition or the 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. My personal opinion is that both movies give an extraordinary experience within the Dahl masterpiece.