The Witches

Question: When the cop arrives at Luke's house and informs Helga of his parents' death, what was he holding in his hand?

Chosen answer: It is the mother's scarf or shawl.

Question: After having so many disappointments over the way that Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was filmed, Roald Dahl swore he would never be involved in any movie that was based on one of his books. How then was the rights to turn the novel "The Witches" into a movie acquired? Wouldn't the director have needed Roald's permission?

Chosen answer: "The Witches" was made twenty years after "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", and in that time television adaptations had been made of "The BFG" and "Danny the Champion of the World" of which Dahl approved, so presumably he had relaxed his view of adaptations of his books - however he did hate the ending of The Witches film.

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Question: How did Luke's parents die?

Chosen answer: In a car crash.

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Question: What's the ending in the UK version of the film? Is it different from the US version?

Chosen answer: The boy/mouse goes back to England with his Grandmother and he tells her that he managed to get all the Grand High Witch's money and book of witches. Then a witch comes along and changes him back to a boy.

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