The Witches

Trivia: Roald Dahl hated the ending of the movie so much that he would drive past movie theaters with a megaphone and tell people not to watch it.

Trivia: A lot of the witches who attend the Grand High Witches meeting are actually men dressed in women's clothing.

Trivia: In the ending for the book, the boy stays a mouse, as opposed to the movie, where he becomes human again. Roald Dahl hated the movie ending.

Visible crew/equipment: When the baby in the baby stroller is rolling down the cliff hills, a safety wire attached to it is briefly visible, as Luke chases after it.

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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?

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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