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The song sticks in my brain

  • Nov 17, 2008
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Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka
The song sticks in my brain
Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka,
This chocolatier's insane

A magician and a chocolate wiz
His creations are incredible
He's the best darn guy that ever lived
Too bad that he's inedible

When they stole his secret brews
He sealed the factory tight
He lost another dozen screws
But got his staffing right

One day he saw a long grey hair
It startled him quite badly
And though he hates most little kids
He invited five in, sadly

Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka
Says "Go find a golden ticket"
Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka,
His methods just ain't cricket

Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop!
He got his ticket first
The great big greedy nincompoop!
(The fudge pipe nearly burst)

Veruca Salt is really spoiled
Her dad made sure she got one
Down the garbage chute she went
Like all things that are rotten

Listen close and listen hard
The next one was aggressive
The tale of Violet Beauregarde
Was bloatedly excessive

Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka
Pretended to be shocked
Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka,
Wished he'd kept his front gate locked

Mike Teavee was a real smart a$$
Watched TV from conception
He soon was shrunken, under glass
And got a bad reception

That left one single little child
The skinny Charlie Bucket
With Oompa-Loompas to upkeep
Will saw his chance and took it

The glass elevator's going up
And down, and side to side
It's even going up and out
A most amazing ride

Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka
As a child was really geeky
Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka,
Grew up even more freaky

The movie ends most happily
I won't give away the ending
But Willy does confront his past
While Charlie he's befriending

Johnny Depp is excellent
He's quirky and he's weird
This movie tells Roald Dahl's tale
Without kids getting scared

Nicely cast and nicely filmed
One Oompa's all they used
And though I've watched it more than once
I'm totally enthused

Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka
The amazing chocolatier
Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka,
Everybody give a cheer

Amanda Richards

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005  film adaptation of the 1964 book of the same name by Roald Dahl. Directed by Tim Burton, the film stars Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket and Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. The storyline concerns a young boy (Highmore) winning a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by an eccentric candy maker (Depp).

Development for another adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory began in 1991, which resulted in Warner Bros. providing the Dahl estate with total artistic control. Prior to Burton's involvement, directors such as Gary Ross, Rob Minkoff, Martin Scorsese and Tom Shadyac had been involved, while Warner Bros. either considered or discussed the role of Willy Wonka with Nicolas Cage and Jim Carrey.

Burton immediately brought regular collaborators Johnny Depp and Danny Elfman aboard. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory represents the first time since The Nightmare Before Christmas that Elfman contributed to the film score using written songs and his vocals. Filming lasted from June to December 2004 at Pinewood Studios in England, where Burton avoided using digital effects as much as possible. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was released to critical praise and was a box office success, grossing approximately $475 million worldwide.
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