On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the release of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the original cast held a reunion to celebrate the classic starring film Gene Wilder.
The four actors, children at the time, got together to talk about the film and their experience on the set together with one of the most particular Hollywood actors.
A reunion for the 50th anniversary of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the stars Peter Ostrum (Charlie Bucket), Paris Themmen (Mike Teevee), Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) e Michael Bollner (Augustus Gloop) recently had a reunion to talk about the classic 1971 film.
It’s amazing to see these actors, after 50 years, talk about their involvement in the film and hear how excited they were to be in the film. Here is the 7-minute video posted on the Warner Bros Youtube channel:
Released on June 30, 1971 and directed by Mel Stuart, the film starring Gene Wilder has become a classic family film, bringing the story written by Roald Dahl to the big screen. A funny film, seasoned with musical curtains and surrounded by colorful and suggestive scenographies, this musical has never ceased to enchant young and old. In an incredible and whirlwind tour of Willy Wonka’s totally edible kingdom of chocolate cascades, small Oompa Loompas and industrial-sized sweets, young Charlie Bucket will be able to uncover the secret of Master of Sweets Wonka.
With the announcement of the prequel in the works, the story of Willy Wonka seems destined to continue, with the hope that the film on the origins of the character takes a lot of inspiration from the 1971 film and can show us a Willy Wonka closer to the eccentric style of Gene. Wilder rather than the frightened and aloof Johnny Depp.