Is there any reason why Prince Pondicherry (a character from Roald Dahl's novel "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") is absent from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"?

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Budget cuts, if this Los Angeles Times article is to be believed:

“Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” undeniably left a fair amount of its source material behind. There is neither a visit to the book’s whangdoodle-infested jungles of Loompaland, nor a glimpse of Prince Pondicherry’s melting chocolate palace. With only $3 million to spend, Stuart also ditched Roald’s nut-cracking squirrels, opting instead for a golden egg-laying goose.

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