Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the scene with the golden egg lying geese, a female voice with a British accent that is supposed to be Verruca's voice but is obviously not her voice asks "Are they chocolate eggs?"

Elizabeth Hunt

Correction: How is it "obviously" not Veruca's? It sure sounds like her.

Corrected entry: In the opening scene at Bill's Candy Store, Bill is giving out candy to everyone and taking no money with poor Charlie looking in the window because he cannot afford any.


Correction: The other kids' parents, being affluent, could have just opened an account with the candy store. Charlie knows his family can't afford the candy, so he is left with just looking.


Corrected entry: When everybody moved to the side of the boat to exit onto the dock, the boat should have leaned in that direction from the imbalance, but it stayed steady.

Correction: The boat's ballast keeps it balanced to prevent tipping.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: The chocolate river is obviously just brown water, it is the wrong texture for melted chocolate or even chocolate milk.


Correction: As we don't know what Wonka's formulas or processes are we can't say with certainty that the fluid in that river is not chocolate. If Wonka can make a candy that never dissolves as you suck on it, certainly he could lower the viscosity of chocolate to make it easier to churn.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where Mike TeeVee is made smaller and transmitted through the tv, he's on a black stage. When he talks to his mother, she's obviously on a movie type screen.

Correction: Well after watching this I'm pretty sure this was intentional, since Mike has been 'transmitted' inside the TV set, he is now seeing his mum through the TV glass which is giving this illusion.

Corrected entry: In the half-room, Wonka angrily tells Charlie and Grandpa that there is no lifetime supply of chocolate due to stealing fizzy-lifting drinks and touching the fan which needs to be 'washed and sterilized.' But how did Wonka actually KNOW that Charlie and Grandpa did the above, since they were alone at all times and there were no Oompa-Loompas or CCTV cameras watching them? Also, when Charlie and Grandpa rejoin Wonka and the others, Wonka is carrying on without any suspicion whatsoever and he doesn't question them till they get to the half-room.

Correction: It's not hard to imagine Wonka having a security system that would have let him know what happened with the fizzy lifting drinks - it wouldn't necessarily be visible to anyone. He never mentioned it to Charlie because he intended to use the incident as a sort of "final exam" to test Charlie's reaction and see if he was worthy to take over the factory.


Corrected entry: In the 'half room', half a wall clock is shown, yet the pendulum mechanism is not directly below the 6, it is slightly offset to the right.

Correction: Why is this a mistake? Almost every single thing in the entire factory is slightly "off" if you will.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Corrected entry: When Charlie and Grandpa enter the 'half-room' to enquire about the lifetime supply of chocolate, look at the 'half-lamp' on Wonka's desk. It has a full complete light bulb. This bulb should be 'in half' to match the rest of the room.

Correction: That's because a half lightbulb wouldn't work. Wonka would still want a working light, even if everything else was cut in half.


Corrected entry: What was stopping the children from giving an Everlasting Gobstopper to the *real* Slugworth? I'm sure he'd be very interested in them.

Correction: The entire gobstopper situation was created by Wonka as a test for the kids. In reality, any of them COULD try to give one to the real Slugworth, but it wouldn't really matter to Wonka.

Corrected entry: When Violet turns into a blueberry, her belt bursts off, but a few seconds later as the Oompa-Loompas start singing her belt has disappeared from the ground.

Correction: The camera doesn't focus on Violet the entire time, there is plenty of time for an Oompa-Loompa to move the belt out of the way.

Corrected entry: This is of course done on purpose, but if Grandpa Joe hadn't been out of the bed in years, how could he just get up and dance, only stumbling a little bit?

Correction: It was done on purpose, so there is no mistake. It is also specifically mentioned in the book.

Corrected entry: When the group are in the Egg-Laying Room and Veruca says that she wants a golden goose Charlie says "Here we go again" but it doesn't match the way his mouth moves.

cameron davies

Correction: No, I just watched this and it does match up.

Corrected entry: When Augustus Gloop falls in the chocolate River, Charlie grabs a lolly and Augustus holds it. As he does this, it bends.

Correction: I am sure lots of different candy products would bend also in the same situation. Not all lollys are hard.

Mad Ade

Corrected entry: In the scene where Mike TV gets turned into a million pieces and reappears in the television, he has his goggles on when he gets transported and his goggles are not over his eyes when he reappears in the TV.

Correction: I watched this movie last night and could see that as Mike appeared in miniature in the TV after being transported, he lifted up his goggles. That's why his goggles are off in his next close-up shot.

Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie when Mr. Wonka leads both Charlie and Grandpa Joe to the Wonkavator, Wonka spins and presses the button that opens the doors to the Wonkavator. But if you watch closely, you can see he misses the button by an inch.

Correction: That's not true. He presses the button with his pointer finger, although he did reach up there with his middle finger also.

Corrected entry: When Wonka is walking along the path along the red carpet, when he falls forwards to do his trick, you clearly see the straw as a bump under the carpet, to soften his fall.

Correction: I saw no such thing. It was the carpet moving as he rolled.

Corrected entry: When Charlie is running home he gets to his house and goes in. Then the next shot shows him coming into the house. You can see through the door when he opens it and through the door there is another house. In the shot where he is going in his house the other house is not there.

Correction: There is a house, the camera just moves infront of it.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Willy Wonka greets his guests, there is a cameraman in a blue shirt in shot just outside the gates on the right as the guests go in. He can be seen filming the guests and Wonka, and his footage is included in the film. In the next shot when Wonka checks the golden tickets, he has gone. (00:43:57)

Correction: The camera could have been news coverage of Wonka opening his factory. There were several cameras in the scene.

William Bergquist

Corrected entry: When the German kid is stuck in the plastic pipe (after falling in the chocolate river), the pressure of the chocolate forces him out. But while he is shot out of the tube at a high rate of speed, the chocolate that forced him out moves slowly up the tube.

Correction: After the kid was shot through the tube, the pressure needed to equal causing it to move slowly at first.

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Revealing mistake: When Violet turns into the blueberry you can see the reflection of the blue light in her hair. But in the same scenes where blue make-up is used instead of the light, you can see the regular flesh-tone under her hair and in her parting.

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Trivia: The novel's writer, Roald Dahl, hated this movie version of his story.

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Question: How did Willy Wonka know that Charlie and Grandpa Joe had stolen Fizzy Lifting Drinks? The entire time they were in the room they were completely alone and security cameras obviously didn't come into existence at the time.

Answer: Closed circuit security was invented in 1942 and came into common use in the late 60s and early 70s. Beyond that, Wonka could have had Oompa Loompas monitoring the group or simply noticed that they were gone and guessed.

Greg Dwyer

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