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also known as “Vonkka,” “Вонка,” “ウォンカとチョコレート工場のはじまり,” “旺卡,” “查理和巧克力工厂前传”
MPA Rating: PG-Rating (MPA) for some violence, mild language and thematic elements.

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Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Adventure Comedy Family Musical Fantasy
1 hr. 52 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
December 15, 2023 (wide release)
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Prequel origin story of the fictional character Willy Wonka

See review of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971) which was based on the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

Musical fantasy films


Featuring Timothée ChalametWilly Wonka
Olivia ColmanMrs. Scrubbit
Hugh GrantOompa-Loompa
Sally HawkinsWilly’s Mother
Keegan-Michael Key
Rowan AtkinsonFather Julius
Mathew BayntonFickelgruber
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Director Paul King
Producer Heyday Films [England]
Village Roadshow Pictures
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“Every good thing in this world started with a dream”

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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. The story will focus specifically on a young Willy Wonka and how he met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures.

From Paul King, writer/director of the “Paddington” films, David Heyman, producer of “Harry Potter,” “Gravity,” “Fantastic Beasts” and “Paddington,” and producers Alexandra Derbyshire (the “Paddington” films, “Jurassic World: Dominion”) and Luke Kelly (“Roald Dahl’s The Witches”), comes an intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor.

Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time—proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.”

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