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Why did they avoid Charlie's name in the film title Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory?

What was the reason for the shift from Charlie to Willy Wonka in the film title? NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a civil rights organization in the United ...
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Why did they avoid Charlie's name in the film title Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory?

But what was the reason for the shift from Charlie to Willy Wonka in the film title? From the Dutch wikipedia about that movie: De titel van het verhaal werd echter aangepast naar Willy Wonka ...
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Why is Mr. Wonka's office appointed with half of everything?

Because he's a nutter. That's pretty much all there is to it. It was a very simple and obvious way of bringing out his whimsicality and eccentricity visually. The director, Mel Stuart, answered this ...
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Last scene of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Charlie is seen by Wonka as a logical, trustworthy, genuinely good person once he returned the Everlasting Gobstopper, which had been promised to Slugworth. Of course we find out that the person ...
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Any theories/ideas on where Mrs Teavee was taken by the Oompa Loompas after she fainted in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?

To the Taffy-Pulling Room. Earlier in the movie, when Augustus Gloop is sucked up the tube, Wonka tells Mrs. Gloop that the pipe Augustus went up goes to the Fudge Room. He then summons an Oompa ...
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What does this Oompa Loompa whisper to Wonka in the T.V. Room?

In Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, what does the Oompa Loompa whisper to Wonka before he takes Mike T.V. (inside his Mother's Purse) to the Taffy Pulling Room? The Oompa Loompa was whispering -...
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Where does the Wonkavator fly to at the end in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory

What you're looking for is in the sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. It picks up immediately where the first book leaves off. They do indeed go to Charlie's house, and manage to stuff ...
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What did Willy Wonka say in German before going into the Inventing Room?

Using the link from Joe's answer and Flater's comments, I'll compile a single proper answer. From the script (While correct German, the spelling is partly incorrect): WONKA: Meine Herrschaften, ...
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Why is Prince Pondicherry absent from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"?

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 ...
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How did Willy Wonka know the Golden Tickets would wind up in the hands of children?

I can't find any specific references to it, but the contest had rules, one of the rules was that each winner could bring one or two family members with them to accompany them. The ticket verbiage is ...
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Did Wonka know where the Golden Tickets were?

Wonka controls the tickets, the candy, the shipment. He had everything planned out from the start. By simply staggering the shipment of the golden tickets, he would know when and where they would be ...
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Why did "The Tinker" have a cart of knives?

That's part of what tinkers do: fix knives. The cart's most obvious contents are the knives due to both their size and the way they are stored. In particular, the cleavers are the kind of knife to be ...
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What was actually edible in the Room of Pure Imagination?

If you are asking for the props then the answer is: Just the things they eat. They probably didn't prepared extra one without telling cast and director what is edible. Plus actors trying things that ...
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What did Willy Wonka say in German before going into the Inventing Room?

http://wonkadotcom.tripod.com/script.html WONKA: Meine Damen und Herren, der Inventing Room. [Ladies and Gentlemen, The Inventing Room.]
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How did Willy Wonka know the Golden Tickets would wind up in the hands of children?

It is a children's novel. So the story was meant to be so. A character called Slugworth was after Wonka's latest creation. Any adult could be easily convinced to give out the secrets using the power ...
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What happened to Mrs. Teavee?

She faints after hearing Willy Wonka's suggestion for fixing Mike's height: WONKA: So I think we'll put him in my special taffy-pulling machine. That should do the trick. MIKE (in the purse)...
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Do Tinkers like the one from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" still exist?

In the UK, It's possible that there are one or two still in operation but it's more likely that these have died out. In the past, people didn't have access to high quality knives or sharpening ...
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