In this episode of Adapt or Perish, we discuss Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
For this episode, we read and watched:
- Roald Dahl’s original novel, published in 1964. Read on Amazon or iBooks.
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the 1971 movie directed by Mel Stuart, adapted by Dahl and David Seltzer, and starring Gene Wilder and Peter Ostrum. Watch on iTunes or Amazon.
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the 2005 movie directed by Tim Burton, adapted by John August, and starring Freddie Highmore and Johnny Depp. Watch on iTunes or Amazon.
- Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the 2017 direct-to-DVD animated musical comedy adaptation of the Gene Wilder movie. Not the book. It’s weird. Watch (or don’t) on iTunes or Amazon.
- Mr. Bucket, buckets of fun!
- Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, written by Dahl and published in 1972.
- Quentin Blake’s Willy Wonka vs. Joseph Schindelman’s Willy Wonka
- A comparison of the old, racist Oompa Loompas, and the revised Oompa Loompas
- Cracked.com’s The 6 Most Secretly Racist Children’s Books
- Was beloved children’s book author Roald Dahl a raging bigot?
- The Dead Authors Podcast Chapter 34: “Roald Dahl featuring Ben Schwartz”
- Scriptnotes, a podcast hosted by John August and Craig Mazin
- “Cheer Up, Charlie”
- The scene where the little girl almost gets hit in the face during the filming of Willy Wonka
- Matt Gourley’s I Was There Too: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Big Fish with John August”
- The trailer for Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (and Arielle’s reaction to watching it for the first time)
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