Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 American musical fantasy movie directed by Mel Stuart. It stars Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and Jack Albertson as Grandpa Joe. It is a movie version of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.[1][2]

Filming took place in Munich in 1970. It was released by Paramount Pictures on June 30, 1971. The movie became highly popular in part through repeated television airings and home entertainment sales.[3] In 1972, the movie received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score, and Wilder was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, but lost both awards.

In 2014, the movie was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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  1. Falky, Ben (September 12, 2016). "Why Roald Dahl Hated The Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory Film". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  2. "Willy Wonka's Everlasting Film Plot". BBC News. July 11, 2005. "He thought it placed too much emphasis on Willy Wonka and not enough on Charlie," said Liz Attenborough, trustee of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Buckinghamshire.
  3. "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved August 30, 2016.