Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory: Untold Stories From Munich, '71

By Jacob Shelton

In 1971, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, took audiences into a world of pure imagination. The sinister children’s story has become a cult classic among kids and adults alike, many of whom are intrigued by Wilder’s turn as the strange candy man Willy Wonka. In order to make this odd vision of factory life back room deals had to be brokered, Wilder’s demands had to be met, and the heart of a very fickle writer was broken.

We’ve spoken about the Oompa Loompas elsewhere on the site, as well as the snotty children who threaten to bring Wonka’s factory to its knees, but these behind the scenes stories of Willy Wonka and Chocolate Factory have yet to be revealed.