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)
Corrected entry: During the search for Golden Tickets, a newscaster mentions that the search is in its 43rd day, which means that even more time has passed by the time Charlie finds his ticket on September 30th. Since the tour of the factory is Oct. 1st, this puts the start of the contest in early August or sooner. Yet, the kids are in school and the clothes being worn indicate cool weather.
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.
Corrected entry: None of the kids are still acting except for Julie Dawn Cole who played Veruca Salt. Peter Ostrum (Charlie) is now a Vet.
Corrected entry: When Charlie leaves the candy store with the winning wonka bar, he puts it in his pocket. But the next scene shows him taking it out of his bag.
Corrected entry: When Charlie, Grandpa Joe, and Wonka are in the wonkavator, Wonka looks at something that says altometer, and states "If we don't gain enough speed, we'll never make it through." Altitude however is the distance you are from the ground when in the air, not the speed that you are going.
Corrected entry: When Wonka is handing out the Everlasting Gobstoppers, when one of the children says "did you say everlasting Gobstopper?" you can see Wonka mouthing out her lines.
Corrected entry: Right up until everyone gets off the Hsaw Aknow vehicle, Mrs. TeeVee has a black purse with a gold chain. Yet when they are all in the Wonkavision room, the purse she has is a plain white one.
Corrected entry: Not only does Mike spell his last name T.V. on the contract and the credits say TeeVee, but when they are interviewing him after he won the ticket, and elsewhere too, it's spelled TeaVee.
Corrected entry: During the scene where Mike TeeVee has been transmitted through the TV, you can clearly see him standing on a black stage type platform, which you shouldn't be able to see. (01:29:10)
Corrected entry: The boat on the chocolate river is actually running on rails. You can clearly see the tassels on the roof of the boat jerking as it moves and even the motion of the boat in a distant shot is that it surges forward and backward, instead of a smooth motion.
Corrected entry: When Charlie is complaining about the cabbage water, both grandmas' voices are heard. But, when we hear both voices, Grandma Georgina is on screen but her mouth isn't moving. You can tell the second voice is not the mother, who is the only other woman in the house.
Corrected entry: When the candyman sells Charlie the Scrumdiviliunctions Bar (whatever), Charlie gives him a quarter. He gets no change, but he buys another regular bar for Grandpa Joe. The candyman didn't know he would buy another bar, so did he intend to keep the 15 cents change? And he still didn't give back the nickel remaining.
Corrected entry: Why would Mr Wonka's loyal Oompa-Loompas shrink Mike when Mr Wonka was shouting 'No, don't.'
Corrected entry: Where on earth did Grandpa Joe get that second candy bar that Charlie opened? Neither he nor any of the other grandparents could have bought it, since they never get out of bed, Charlie couldn't have since he was surprised when he saw it, and Mrs. Bucket probably didn't since she wouldn't approve of wasting Grandpa Joe's tobacco money and getting Charlie's hopes up about the Golden Ticket. It can't be the reason from the book either - in that Grandpa sends Charlie out to get it with his hoarded dime, but in the film he's just somehow acquired it.
Corrected entry: When Violet eats the gum and turns into a blueberry, Wonka tells the Oompa Loompas to roll her to the juicing room. When they start rolling her around, you can see that it's not Violet, but a rather large blue ball with a wig glued to it.