Trivia: Allegedly Roald Dahl once tuned into a TV airing of this film while staying at a hotel. Due to having sworn never to see the movie it took a good 15 minutes before he realized what he was watching and immediately changed the channel in disgust.
Trivia: The foam sprouting from the machine Wonka takes through the Wonkawash was actually the foam from a number of fire extinguishers.
Trivia: None of the kids were allowed to see the chocolate factory set beforehand, so that their looks of surprise upon seeing it were genuine. But Julie Dawn Cole, who played Veruca, recently admitted that when she was on the set a few weeks earlier to record her song, a stagehand let her take a look at it.Jeff Swanson
Trivia: Augustus' father is stated to be the town's most prominent "parve butcher." "Parve" means "lacking meat and milk", therefore there is no such thing as a "parve butcher."
Trivia: Denise Nickerson received thirteen cavities in her teeth because of all the gum she had to chew on set as Violet. (According to her, there was no sugarless gum back when the movie was filmed).