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Fantasy Adventure. Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Depp) and Charlie, a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka's extraordinary factory. Long isolated from his own family, Wonka launches a worldwide contest to select an heir to his candy empire. Five lucky children, including Charlie, draw golden tickets from Wonka chocolate bars and win a guided tour of the legendary candy-making facility that no outsider has seen in 15 years. Dazzled by one amazing sight after another, Charlie is drawn into Wonka's fantastic world in this astonishing and enduring story.System Requirements:Run Time: 115 minsFormat: HD DVD
British Academy Awards, Nick Davis, et. al., Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects,British Academy Awards, Alex McDowell, Best Production Design,Golden Globe, Johnny Depp, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy,Grammy, John August, Danny Elfman, Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media,Oscar, Gabriella Pescucci, Best Achievement in Costume Design
People's Choice, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Favorite Family Movie
If there is any living director who can do justice to the warped nature of Roald Dahl's "children's stories," it's Tim Burton. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory isn't the first time these two have "collaborated." Burton produced Henry Selick's animated James and the Giant Peach, but this time he's in the director's chair, with his favorite star in the camera's crosshairs. Although this movie is an adaptation of one of Dahl's best loved stories, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory feels like Burton through-and-through - from the bits and pieces cut from Edward Scissorhands to an ending that hearkens back to the theme of father/son affection from Big Fish.
Now this is strange. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory succeeds in spite of Johnny Depp's performance, which should have been the high point of the movie. Depp, an actor of considerable gifts, has never been afraid to take a chance, but this time he takes the wrong one. His Willy Wonka is an enigma in an otherwise mostly delightful movie from Tim Burton, where the visual invention is a wonderment.
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter
A winning, charming, very droll children's film for the whole family.
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
An exhilarating and fanciful movie that never drowns in money or technology.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
Those Oompa-Loompas are the beat, and soul, of Burton's finest movie since "Ed Wood"...